Our Co-op

What is a Cooperative Preschool?

A cooperative preschool is organized and administered by the parents and is operated under the direction of trained teachers.  Its success depends on the collaborative efforts of all members.  Building Blocks offers a hybrid co-op program for parents that cannot be present in the classroom, but all parents contribute to the running of the school.

Is it Right for Me?

Participating in a cooperative is hard, satisfying work. You and your child will forge lasting friendships, and your participation shows how invested you are in their education. There are two plans from which to choose. Plan 1 will allow you to volunteer in the classroom, and Plan 2 allows you to opt out of the classroom volunteer component. There are a limited number of Plan 2 spaces available.

Plan 1 (Classroom Participation)
  • Teaching work day approximately one morning per week (8:20am - 12:45pm)

  • Provide a nutritious snack 5-6 times / yr

  • Perform your assigned Building Blocks Committee Job 

  • Attend two school maintenance days (or buy out) 

  • Participate in annual fundraising event

Plan 2 (Drop-Off)
  • Provide a nutritious snack 5-6 times per year

  • Perform your assigned Building Blocks Committee Job

  • Attend two school maintenance days per year (or buy out) 

  • Participate in annual fundraising event

A Typical Day at Building Blocks

8:20am - Working parents arrive

8:30am - School officially begins

8:30 - 9:50am - Free Play, i.e. 

(i.e., Painting, Play Dough​, Dress-up, Trikes, Sand play, Cooking... and more!)

9:50am - Clean up

10:00am - Songs and Story Time

10:20-10:40am - Snack Time

10:40 -11:50am - Free Play

12:00 - Songs and Story Time

12:15 - Lunch

12:30 - Parents Arrive for Pick-up

12:15-12:45 - Teaching Parents Clean 

What will my child learn at Building Blocks?

In our play-based program, your child will learn. . .

  • Social and Emotional Development

  • Pre-writing & pre-reading

  • Math & Science

  • Language & Art

  • Small and Gross Motor Skills

  • And most importantly, Self Regulation

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