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A cooperative preschool is a program that is operated by a group of parents who take an active interest in their children's first educational experience. Parents help the teacher in the classroom, are given opportunities for education, and are involved in decision-making.

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WHAT IS A CO-OP?

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WHO IS PCPO?

Benefits a Co-op Preschool Offers Children: - A wider world to explore and enjoy

- Encourages self-esteem and self-confidence

- Above average adult to child ratio in classroom

- Children play and learn to respect others

- Expressive materials, games and art activities

- Builds a positive attitude towards school

PCPO board and employees are current and former preschool parents and teachers (and sometimes alumni!) who are passionate about play-based education and cooperative community 

WHY A CO-OP?

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PCPO

11/1 7 pm - PCPO Board Meeting  

 

11/16 7 pm - Teacher Education Workshop (virtual)  

 

4/15 Save the date! PLAY Portland

CITY WIDE DAY OF PLAY

 

PCPO is very excited to be organizing a CITY WIDE day of PLAY! This event will celebrate play, co-ops and childhood! PCPO member schools will get first dibs on vendor spots as we envision this event being a way for you to showcase your preschool to a giant crowd of attendees from around the metro area!  Please contact PCPO for questions about this exciting event!

REGISTRATION DETAILS

 

PCPO Member Rates

Member rates are sliding scale

Per workshop:

$15 Community

$20 Sustainer

$25 Supporter

Public Rates

$25/workshop

TEACHER EDUCATION SERIES

PCPO is pleased to offer professional development workshops curated for preschool teachers and beyond. This is a great way for teachers to get continuing education!  Please contact PCPO for questions about this exciting event!

WORKSHOPS
2/23 Justice and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education, 7 pm virtual

Katie Kissinger, Threads of Justice Collective

Justice and Inclusion in
Early Childhood Education

This workshop will give an overview of the key elements, identities and implementation strategies for teaching, and practices that are grounded in justice and inclusion with young children and their families.

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