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Serving the Pacific Northwest Since 1956

Learning Together Through Play

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Support PCPO and
cooperative, play-based learning
while shopping for the holidays!


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! 


General Meeting & Presidents' Council


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


Break out session for Treasurers


  • Postmark Deadline for PCPO Dues and Insurance Balance Payments

  • Open House Ad form and payment

  • Community Outreach Participation Agreement

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. 

New Officers' Workshop (NOW)

for Fundraisers & Registrars

7:00 - 8:00pm

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


Come learn all about the duties of a Fundraiser and a Registrar. Experienced board members will review timelines, help you brainstorm, and help you as you support your school. 

General Meeting & Presidents' Council

7:00 - 8:00pm

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


Breakout sessions for Fundraisers and Registrars. All board members from your school are welcome!

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.


Insurance Renewals Due

The following items are due (postmarked by August 14)**:

  • Completed application

  • Signed policies

  • Payment

The deadline this year is a little later, to allow schools for more planning time.   As such, it is essential that all materials are received on time to allow for follow up and preparation before being sent to the insurance company. 

We know this is a difficult time for schools.  Please reach out to me if you need help with calculations. We are asking schools to base their insurance fees off their minimum enrollment estimates for the year, and to note in parentheses their high estimates. 

**There will be a $50 service charge assigned to materials sent after next Friday, with additional $50 charges added every two weeks they remain late.   


Is your school planning Summer Camps? Summer Park dates? Open houses?

These are reportable events. ​

Please have forms submitted 6-8 weeks prior to the activity. 


PO Box 885

Beaverton, OR 97075

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