Parent-Child Preschools Organization

Serving the Pacific Northwest Since 1956

Learning Together Through Play

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Cooperative Preschool
in a Pandemic

What does a preschool do when there's a pandemic? Some offer online classes, some provide activity kits children can do at home, and some do outdoor school! There is no end to the creativity of our PCPO member school teachers and families, and the cooperative spirit is strong as everyone pulls together to do what they can for our youngest learners. 

Enjoy this video of one member school, Portland Tillamook Preschool, who developed a complete outdoor program that engaged both children and their families. 

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PCPO

For the full 21-22 calendar, please click here
9/21

PCPO General Meeting

7:00 - 8:30pm

Virtual meeting

Introduction to PCPO’s board, services, resources, publicity opportunities,

and events. The PCPO Member Handbook, each school’s annual dues statement, and more will be distributed at this meeting.

Presidents' Council, a confidential meeting for preschool presidents to talk, share, and problem-solve, will take place at every General Meeting.

All board members from your school are welcome!

 

DUE: Teacher Contract Survey

Zoom meeting details will be emailed prior to this meeting.

10/5

PCPO Board Meeting

7:00 - 9:00pm

Virtual meeting

Board meetings are open to all members, and we welcome anyone who is interested in serving the co-op community. Come see who we are and what we do. Learn how you can be more involved with a really fun group supporting cooperative, play-based education! 

Interested in joining the board? Fill out this board interest form. A current PCPO board member will follow up with you. 

Zoom meeting details will be emailed prior to this meeting.

11/30

Parent Ed Event on Zoom

Join PCPO for an evening with a featured speaker! Fulfill your school's parent education mission and invite friends or community members. Details coming in October! 

Zoom meeting details will be emailed prior to this meeting.

10/19

PCPO General Meeting

Schedule dependent on pre-registration:

9:00 - 11:00am - in-person

or

7:00 - 8:30pm - virtual meeting

We will discuss advertising opportunities and strategies.

Break out session for Treasurers

Presidents' Council, a confidential meeting for preschool presidents to talk, share, and problem-solve, will take place at every General Meeting.

All board members from your school are welcome!

Zoom meeting details will be emailed prior to this meeting.

11/2

PCPO Board Meeting

7:00 - 9:00pm

Virtual meeting

Board meetings are open to all members, and we welcome anyone who is interested in serving the co-op community. Come see who we are and what we do. Learn how you can be more involved with a really fun group supporting cooperative, play-based education! 

Interested in joining the board? Fill out this board interest form. A current PCPO board member will follow up with you. 

Zoom meeting details will be emailed prior to this meeting.

11/16

PCPO General Meeting

7:00 - 8:30pm - virtual meeting

Break out session for Fundraisers, Registrars

Presidents' Council, a confidential meeting for preschool presidents to talk, share, and problem-solve, will take place at every General Meeting.

All board members from your school are welcome!

Zoom meeting details will be emailed prior to this meeting.

12/7

PCPO Board Meeting 

7:00 - 9:00pm

Virtual meeting

Board meetings are open to all members, and we welcome anyone who is interested in serving the co-op community. Come see who we are and what we do. Learn how you can be more involved with a really fun group supporting cooperative, play-based education! 

Interested in joining the board? Fill out this board interest form. A current PCPO board member will follow up with you. 

Zoom meeting details will be emailed prior to this meeting.

1/13

PCPO Contract Support Meeting 

7:00 - 9:00pm

Virtual meeting

Join fellow PCPO teachers, presidents, and treasurers to learn from veteran PCPO board and staff members all the ins and outs of the contract process. 

Zoom meeting details will be emailed prior to this meeting.

MEMBER DUE DATES

9/21

Teacher Salary Survey

The Teacher Salary Report, distributed at the Contract Support Meeting in January, gives preschool teachers, presidents, and treasurers helpful guidance in negotiating contracts. Data for the report is gathered each fall and will help to inform fellow cooperative preschools about teacher responsibilities, salaries, and benefits at our 50+ member schools. 

 

Help us help you!! Complete the survey by Sept 21!

Teacher Salary Survey

9/24

Insurance Updates 

Insurance renewal applications were submitted in early August. Since that time, many schools have experienced changes in enrollment numbers. 

 

It is essential that we provide our insurance carriers with the most accurate counts for the school year. 

Schools that have increased their enrollment must email Jo with an update as soon as possible, no later than September 24th.  If you are unsure what to report, let us know and we can talk it through together.

Report changes to your school’s numbers for:

Accident Policy: Total enrollment + maximum # adult volunteers/day

General Liability Policy: Maximum number of students present at one time on an ongoing basis

Email Jo with any questions!

10/15

Dues Payments

Dues invoices will be distributed at the September General Meeting.

10/15

Insurance Payments

Insurance statements and invoices will be distributed via email to presidents and treasurers.