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Benefits for Children

Children enrolled in cooperative preschools explore and discover, paint and paste, balance and climb, dress up and pretend, dance and sing, build and create. Children spend their time:

  • Learning that school is fun.

  • Enjoying themselves in a world designed for them.

  • Listening and following directions and group routines.

  • Making new friends.

  • Developing independence and pre-academic concepts and skills.

  • Making decisions and choices and trying new activities.

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Benefits for Parents

Cooperative Preschools provide parents with the opportunity to come together to:

  • Be active partners in their child's first school experience.

  • Develop and use leadership skills by operating their own nonprofit organization.

  • Enhance their parenting skills.

  • Work with teachers to provide developmentally appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

  • Share ideas, interests and resources with other parents and make family friendships.

  • Be enrolled as a continuing education student through Spokane Community College and participate in parent education seminars.

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