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Serving the Pacific Northwest Since 1956

Learning Together Through Play

WHAT IS A CO-OP?

 

Cooperative preschools are operated by a community of families who want to be involved in their children's first educational experience. Parents and caregivers assist in the classroom, take on jobs to help the school function smoothly, participate in decision-making, and learn more about development and parenting from teachers and other early childhood experts.

 

Children benefit from:

- Play-based, child-led learning

- A low child:adult ratio in the classroom

- A community of adults supporting the whole family

- Daily opportunities to explore the world and build social-emotional skills

- Creating a positive attitude toward school 

- Developing a love of learning

Self Care in Uncertain Times

Feeling anxious in this unusual time? Wondering how to fit in the demands of parenting and working while in quarantine? Experiencing loneliness due to social distancing? 

Enjoy this brief talk about self care from Lynn Collins, psychologist and former cooperative preschool parent. 

Teaching Preschool in Quarantine

Distance learning with older students is challenging, yet manageable. But how do we reach our youngest learners? Play-based preschool is all about face-to-face connection, exploration of the environment, and building social skills with peers and adults. 

Our cooperative preschool teachers have risen to this challenge, taking learning and relationship-building into a new format. Watch Brooklyn Preschool's Teacher Merry connect with students via zoom. 

If you are a cooperative preschool teacher, how have you adapted to this new learning environment? Share your success stories on our Facebook and Instagram pages! 

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PCPO

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. 

COVID Forum

7:00 - 8:30pm

This meeting will be virtual. Zoom details will be emailed prior to meeting.

Join fellow PCPO schools to talk about opening cooperative preschools during the pandemic. Hear from schools that have opened, applied for temporary licensure, or adapted their programs in new ways to serve children and families. 

Contract Support Meeting

7:00 - 9:00pm

This meeting will be virtual. Zoom details will be emailed prior to meeting. 

 

Teachers, Presidents, and Treasurers are invited to learn more about the contract negotiation process, timeline, and the PCPO merit scale. 

General Meeting & Presidents' Council

7:00 - 8:00pm

This meeting will be virtual. Zoom details will be emailed prior to meeting. 

 

Focus on Conflict Resolution; all board members from your school are invited. There also will be a Presidents' Council breakout session. Kickoff for Annual Conference!

DUE:

Conference Member Sponsorship Fee

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. 

General Meeting & Presidents' Council

7:00 - 8:00pm

This meeting will be virtual. Zoom details will be emailed prior to meeting. 

 

Open Discussion - bring topics of interest. There will be a Presidents' Council breakout session, and all board members from your school are welcome!

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. 

Annual Early Childhood Conference

Various dates and times, TBA

Virtual sessions

Join fellow parents and teachers for a virtual learning experience from the comfort of your home! Workshops on a wide range of topics will be offered at a variety of dates and times. Schedule to be announced in January 2021.

General Meeting & Presidents' Council

7:00 - 8:00pm

This meeting will be virtual. Zoom details will be emailed prior to meeting. 

 

Membership renewal materials will be distributed to each school; included will be each

school’s annual Registration bill (payment due May 4), annual Standards Checklist,

membership contacts, etc. We will also hold our annual election of officers and discuss

any changes to bylaws or dues increases.

There will be a Presidents' Council breakout session, and all board members from your school are welcome!

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. 

PCPO Teachers' Forum

7:00 - 8:30pm

Virtual meeting

PCPO board members (and SWPCC teachers) Amanda Pillsbury and Sharon Forcum will host this forum for all PCPO teachers. There is no structure to the meeting, just a time to talk about school, life, COVID, reopening, and whatever else comes up. PCPO staff will attend for a short time at the beginning to answer any questions. 

Zoom meeting details will be emailed prior to this meeting.

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. 

MEMBER DUE DATES

PCPO 

PO Box 885

Beaverton, OR 97075

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