A cooperative preschool is community based. Sumner Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit program ran by parent volunteers on a Board of Directors voted in by the parent membership of the school.
You can find additional information and participation requirements in our FAQs page.
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Why Choose a Co-op?
Co-op is the best place to learn right along with your child.
Co-op lets parents participate in their child’s education.
Co-op provides Parenting Education opportunities.
Co-op has a high adult to child ratio, which means lots of helping hands and individual attention for each child. (1 adult to 3 children age 19 - 35 months, 1 adult to 5 children ages 3 - 5)
Co-op has affordable tuition and a very high quality program.
Co-op has excellent teachers who regularly update their knowledge and skills at Bates Technical College workshops and seminars.
Co-op receives lots of support and information from early childhood professionals at Bates Technical College and in the community.
Co-op is a healthy and safe educational environment for children and their parents.
Co-op uses approved practices within the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Co-op recognizes that parents are the most important teachers children will have.
Co-op gives parents a chance to celebrate those fleeting first few years with their children and build a great foundation of respect and cooperation.
Sumner Cooperative Preschool reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.