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Waterloo Co-Operative Preschool

A PLACE TO GROW

Toddler

Our 2 day toddler program is an ideal introduction to preschool for children 18-30 months. Toilet training is not required.

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Preschool

We offer a two morning, two afternoon and one morning preschool class. Great for children ages 30 months and up. Toilet training is not required.

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KinderPrep

KinderPrep is designed for 3 – 4 year olds and can be combined with our other preschool classes or can act as an alternative to junior kindergarten.

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What’s New

Latest Newsletter

WCP June 2015 Newsletter

Upcoming Holiday

School is out for Summer!
Classes will resume in September. For information or registration enquiries please see the contact page.

Fundraiser Deadline

There are currently no active fundraisers. Thank you for the tremendous support in the 2014/15 year. We were able to surpass our fundraising goals and make some exciting upgrades in our classroom play areas!

Our Mission

WHY CHOOSE US?

Who we are…

We are a non-profit co-operative preschool run for the children, by the parents. We are proud to have 2 caring and highly experienced teachers (one RECE and one Ontario Certified Teacher) who plan and implement our programs with the needs and interests of our children in mind. We offer families the opportunity to play a vital role in their child’s education by participating in the classroom once a month if they wish.

Waterloo Co-Operative Preschool has no religious association and we are fortunate to have a warm and welcoming classroom, large outdoor area, indoor gymnasium and several other rooms we may use. We know you will love our preschool as much as we do!

Why choose Waterloo Co-Op Preschool?

  • Toddler, Preschool and KinderPrep programs available
  • 2 amazing teachers (one RECE and one Ontario Certified Teacher)
  • No toilet training necessary
  • Choose between participating and non-participating fee structures
  • Central location
  • Bright classroom, outdoor playspace and indoor gym
  • Amazing atmosphere and a fun and caring place to learn!

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Meet our Teachers

GROW WITH US

We welcome you and your child to join us for an early learning adventure! Our philosophy is to provide a “place to grow” in a safe and fun environment where children are treated with dignity, respect and care. Our teachers offer a program including both structured and free play elements that are designed to enrich your child socially, emotionally and intellectually.

Monthly Rates

TOILET TRAINING NOT REQUIRED
  • TODDLERS
  • 18 – 30 months
  • $170 participating / $225 non-participating
  • Tues and Thurs  9 – 11 am
  • Max 10 students / class
  • Great introduction to the preschool experience!
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  • PRESCHOOLERS
  • 30 months and up
  • $125 participating / $185 non-participating
  • Mon and Wed 9-11:30am OR 1-3:30pm
  • Friday 9-11:30am
    $60/participating, $90/non-participating
  • Maximum 18 students / class
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  • KINDERPREP
  • 3 – 5 years
  • $195.00 non-participating only
  • Tues and Thurs 1- 3:30pm
  • 2 teachers in each class
  • Max 12 students / class
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Participation

GETTING INVOLVED (OR NOT)

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Overview

Waterloo Co-Operative Preschool is a parent co-operative where families work together to manage the successful operation of our school. Being part of a parent co-op is a very rewarding experience. Our preschool provides the opportunity to be involved with your child’s early education in a way that works with your schedule, budget and lifestyle. All of the members pool their resources to create a successful program. We, as the parents, are the assistant teachers, the administrators, the fundraisers, the maintenance crew, and the organizers. Together, the families of Waterloo Co-Op have been running successful programs for over 45 years!

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Classroom Participation

At our preschool, you may choose to be either participating or non-participating. Participating means you will help out in the classroom once a month as a teacher’s assistant in return for a reduction in tuition fees. Non-participating means you do not have to help out in the classroom.

Participating Parents:

For a reduction in the monthly tuition fee, parents can participate in the classroom as a teacher’s assistant. This includes assisting with snack preparation, setting up/cleaning up, and interacting with the class during the program. Parents can expect to be scheduled for classroom duty once a month, plus one back-up duty day.

If you choose this option, you must be available to be scheduled as a duty parent for at least half of the number of your child’s classes in any given month. Duty parents are required to arrive 15 mintues before class begins and are asked to stay 15 minutes after class ends. As part of Ministry Regulations, duty parents are not able to bring other children to school on their duty day.

Non-participating Parents:

This option accommodates parents who are not able to come into the classroom. The full tuition fee is payable for this option.

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Committees

As per the co-operative philosophy, all families participate on a committee or on the Board of Directors, regardless of classroom participation choice. For the 2014-15 preschool year we are offering families the opportunity to opt-out of committee work for a yearly fee of $350  (equivalent to $35/month, payable at the start of the preschool year).  If you have more than one child attending the preschool, you are only asked to participate in one committee or Board of Director role. Committee and Board of Director Membership are a great way to get invovled and make a difference in your child’s school!

School Improvement:

  • school cleaning
  • building projects
  • minor repairs

Special Events:

  • help with fundraising initiatives (ie. handing out products)
  • assist in organizing preschool family events

Snack:

  • purchase snack items (fees reimbursed)
  • must be dropped off by Monday at 9am

Website Administrator:

  • update, add, delete website content

Newsletter:

  • create and distribute monthly newsletter

Assistant Treasurer:

  • ensure all fees are deposited and appropriately accounted for

Craft:

  • help with classroom material (bulletin boards)
  • photocopy handouts, gather craft supplies etc.

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Board of Directors

Are you interested in being more involved with the preschool? Maybe looking to supplement your resume? Consider sitting on our Board of Directors!

Board of Director Positions may include:

  • President
  • Vice President Communications and Marketing
  • Treasurer
  • Special Events and Fundraising
  • Membership
  • Administrative Assistant
  • School Improvement
  • Secretary

All members of the Board of Directors are required to participate in monthly Executive meetings that are typically held at the preschool.

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Special Skills / Community Helpers

If you have a special skill or job that would help the preschool (eg. painter, electrician etc.) or be of interest to the children (eg. police officer, musician etc.), we’d love to talk with you to see if we can work together. Arrangements can often be made in exchange for committee duty or fundraising.

Testimonials

WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT US

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Contact Us

VISIT US OR DROP US A LINE

Waterloo Co-Operative Preschool | c/o Emmanuel United Church | 22 Bridgeport Rd. W. | Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y3 | tel: (519) 884-3400

Located in Emmanuel United Church at the corner of Bridgeport and Albert (entrance off of Albert Street)





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