Everyone Participates. Everyone Benefits.
Get to Know PC Co-Op
Welcome to Park City Cooperative Preschool. We are located in the heart of Park City and located within Park City Library. We are a well respected preschool that has been serving our community for over 35 years. Our school continues to be a vital resource to families looking for an interactive preschool program where parents have an active role in their child's first formal educational experience.
We are a play based program that fosters an excitement for learning through a variety of experiences. The children are engaged in both structured and unstructured activities throughout their day. Our program gives the children the opportunity to grow and develop socially, emotionally and physically.
We provide a nature based curriculum that teaches the children to care about our earth with our focus on outdoor learning that happens every day on our playground, in our garden and while exploring our surrounding community. The children also learn to connect with nature in the classroom through reading, art and science.
In our program, children learn to be confident and curious learners willing to experiment and be comfortable while navigating a variety of learning experiences and social interactions. We encourage independence and help children develop a sense of self awareness through a variety of yoga breathing techniques and nature based poses. We empower your children to be the best little people they can be, establishing a solid foundation for lifelong caring.
As a member of the Park City Cooperative Preschool, parents are asked to:
- Spend one morning each month in the classroom assisting our teachers
- Serve on at least two parent committees
- Attend mandatory parent meetings (up to three per academic year)
- Participate fully in fundraising activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What responsibilities do I have as a Co-op Parent?
It is your responsibility to work in the classroom one day a month from 8:30-1:30. Parents are asked to assist the teachers in getting ready for the day, to provide and serve snack, assist the teachers throughout the day, and thoroughly clean the classroom at the end of the day. This is a special chance for you to spend time with your child. Please be prepared to be present and enjoy your time in the classroom.
Does my child have any special responsibilities on his/her Co-op Day?
Co-op kids have several special privileges: helping at circle time, leading the line to go outside, putting out snack, ringing the clean up bell, picking the songs to sing at music time, and bringing a story for his/her parent to read at the end of the day. It is a special day for these kids because of these privileges, but most importantly because a parent is there.
What if I am unable to Co-op?
If you are unable to co-op on your assigned day, you must contact other parents and find someone to switch days. We understand illness and other emergencies happen. If you must back out at the last minute due to illness or emergency, please do your best to find a replacement and notify the teachers ASAP.
Can I bring other siblings?
Children not enrolled in the program are not permitted to come to class on co-op days. Often parents will team up with other parents to trade watching kids on their co-op days.
Can our Nanny Co-op?
Either the mother, father, or legal guardian is required to co-op. Grandparents and nannies can join parents on their co-op day, but a parent must be there.