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Co-op offers programs for children ages 2-8. Choices include our Explorer program for children age 2 on August 1, our Preschool program for ages 3-5 on August 1 (morning and afternoon options), and our LEAP program for children in grades K-2 (age 5-7 on August 1).  We offer Lunch Bunch (extended days) until 2 or 3:30 pm on Monday-Friday at our Rosemont Garden campus. Our Clays Mill campus offers Lunch Bunch (extended days) until 2 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. At Lunch Bunch, children eat lunch together and enjoy additional time for play and a longer day at school. In the summer, Camp Co-op will offer six to eight sessions lasting one week each.

Click here to see our current tuition schedule.

Explorer Program

Co-op offers a class specifically for Twos/Young Threes. Children who are two years old on August 1 of the current school year will be placed in this class. Children who are three on August 1 will join the Preschool class.  Classes are available Monday through Friday mornings from 8:30am to 11:30am at the school’s Rosemont Garden campus. Children may choose to attend one, two, or three mornings a week.

The Explorer program provides an excellent first school experience. Children will learn through creative, hands-on, interactive experiences. Teachers will emphasize gentle and consistent limits in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. An adult/child ratio of 1:3 will be maintained.

Financial aid is not available for the Explorer program. Click here for registration and tuition information ›

Preschool Program (ages 3-5)

Morning or Afternoon Classes Available

Our Preschool classes are multi-age, with children who are age 3 or age 4 on August 1 of the current school year. (Children who are age 5 on August 1 may also be accepted, with teacher recommendation.) Children attend class three hours per day, two to five days a week. Morning class hours are 8:30am to 11:30am at both our Rosemont Garden and Clays Mill campuses. We also offer an afternoon Preschool class from 12:15-3:15 pm at our Clays Mill campus. Students will attend three afternoons a week: Tues/Wed/Thurs.  Parents participate in the child’s classroom from one time a month to one time a week, according to the number of days their child attends and the number of children they have enrolled in the school. Parents also help provide snacks for the children on a rotating basis and help to clean and maintain the school.

Parents working together with experienced staff provide an adult/child ratio of 1:4 in the Preschool classes. This allows for careful supervision and support for each child’s needs. Parents often arrange to trade child care for siblings during their work days at school. Click here for registration and tuition information ›

Lunch Bunch–Extended Days for Preschool Students

Our Lunch Bunch (extended day) programs are offered from 11:30 am until 2:00 or 3:30 pm on specific days. Our Rosemont Garden campus offers five extended days each week: Mondays-Fridays. Our Clays Mill campus offers the extended day option 4 days per week: on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Each child may bring a lunch and stay to enjoy additional enrichment activities and outdoor play. No parent volunteer time is required for extended days! A child who is not enrolled in the mornings may also have the option to enroll.

LEAP Program (ages 5-7/Grades K-2)

Learning Enrichment through Active Play (LEAP) is an enrichment program for homeschooled students in grades K-2, ages 5-7 on August 1. This enrichment program will provide a place for students to engage in hands on, multi-sensory, play-based learning projects; participate in field trips; explore the outdoors in most all types of weather; and connect with other homeschooling families. Primary education will be completed at home with the family’s desired curriculum.

All LEAP students attend class on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12- 3 pm at Fayette Cooperating Preschool’s Rosemont Garden campus. Students may choose to add Outdoor Adventure day on Wednesday afternoon from 12-3 pm. The LEAP class offers extended days for families who prefer a longer day. Students may register to attend LEAP EE (Extended Enrichment) from 8:30 am-3 pm or 9:30 am-3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The LEAP class and its extended enrichment opportunities will be led by an experienced teacher. Families will volunteer in the classroom on a rotating basis by assisting the teacher, providing healthy snacks, and helping with the upkeep of the facility. This class will be a drop-off program, but parents may choose to stay, if desired.

In order to enroll, parents must pay a non-refundable registration fee upon acceptance to the class and then pay a deposit equal to 10% of the annual tuition by May 1 (or upon registration if after May 1.)  This deposit will be applied to the last month’s tuition. Tuition may be paid annually, semi-annually or monthly.  Families who pay monthly will make 10 payments, and these families must participate in an automated tuition payment plan.

Camp Co-op & LEAP CAMP

Camp Co-Op & LEAP Camp will offer lots of fun this summer. 

Camp Co-op (for ages 3-8) and LEAP (Learning Enrichment through Active Play for ages 5-10) Camp provide exceptional experiences for young children and offer unique programs.  Camp teachers are experienced at the Fayette Cooperating Preschool.  They are sensitive to the needs of young children, and they enjoy working with multi-age groups. Camp staff and volunteers provide an excellent adult/child ratio of 1:4. 

Camp Co-op 2024 (children ages 3-8 on 6/1/24):

* Our 3564 Clays Mill Rd Campus will offer 7 one-week camps. Click Camp Brochure below to see dates and themes of each camp.

* Monday-Thursday from 9 am-12 pm OR from 1-4 pm

* Total cost: $120 (registration plus tuition) 

* Children will bring their own snack each day

* Children must be fully potty trained to attend camp

LEAP Camp 2024 (children ages 5-10 on 6/1/24):

* Our 109 Rosemont Garden Campus will offer 3 one-week camps. Click Camp Brochure below to see dates and themes.

* Monday-Thursday from 8:45-11:45 am OR from 12:45-3:45 pm  

* Total cost: $120 (registration plus tuition) 

* Children will bring their own snack each day

Camp Co-op & LEAP Camp start and end times are staggered by 15 minutes to allow families to drop off and pick up children at both campuses.

**Volunteer Discount:  We offer a discount of $30 for each day a parent volunteers to work at camp. The number of volunteer days will be limited, and we may not be able to accommodate all requests. We will ASSIGN work days upon registration. If you have limited availability, please give this information in the comment box at the end of section one.  Once days have been assigned, volunteers will be responsible for trading or finding substitutes to cover the assigned days.

Adult volunteers must have required background checks on file at the school. 

Camp Co-op registration opens to the public on March 11 at 7 am on this website.

2024 Camp Brochure

Apply for Classes & Summer Camps here.

Parental Work Commitment for Camp

NO Parental volunteer days are required for Camp Co-op. However, parents will receive a $30 discount on camp fees for each day that they volunteer to work in the camp classroom. We may have limited work days available. You may request the opportunity to work. If we have space for you to volunteer, you will be assigned days and notified upon acceptance to the camp. Once your work days have been assigned, you will be responsible to trade or find coverage for those assigned days if you are unable to fulfill your commitments. A calendar of work assignments will be sent via for use in trading work days if needed. If you have limited availability, please let the director know in the comment box at the end of the application form.

Adult volunteers must have required background checks on file at the school. (Parents who are new to the school and want to volunteer at camp must pay for the required background checks in addition to the camp fees. The minimum fee for background checks is $50.)

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