Co-op offers different programs that will suit your child’s age and abilities. Choices include our Twos/Threes program and our Preschool program for ages 3-5 (morning and afternoon options.) Our Rosemont Garden campus also offers an extended day add-on option until 2 p.m. every Monday-Friday. Our Clays Mill campus offers an extended day add-on option until 2 p.m. every Monday and Friday. Children will eat lunch together and enjoy additional enrichment. Camp Co-op is also offered in the summer months with two to four sessions lasting two weeks each.
New! LEAP Classes
Learning Enrichment through Active Play (LEAP) is an enrichment program for homeschooled students ages 5-7. 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; engage in music and connect with other homeschooling families. Primary education will be completed at home with your desired curriculum.
LEAP will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30pm until 3:30pm at Fayette Cooperating Preschool’s Rosemont Garden campus. Students may attend one or two days per week. The enrichment program will be led by an experienced teacher, Ms. Jane DeRossett. 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 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 by May 1, a non-refundable supply fee by June 1, 2018 and then pay a deposit equal to 10% of the annual tuition by July 1, 2018 (or upon registration if after July 1.) This deposit will be applied to the last month’s tuition, due in May 2019. 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.
Co-op offers a class specifically for Twos/Threes. Children must be two years old on or before August 1 of the current school year to enter this 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 or two mornings a week.
The Twos/Threes 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 Twos/Threes program. Get registration and cost information ›
Preschool Program (ages 3-5)
Morning or Afternoon Classes Available
Our Preschool classes are multi-age, with children ranging in age from three to five years old. 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. 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.
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. Get registration and cost information ›
Camp Co-Op will offer lots of fun this summer. Children may attend two or four days per week for one to four sessions. Children must be potty trained to attend camp. Camp will meet Monday through Thursday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm or afternoons from 1-4 pm (for ages 3-8) . The cost of camp will be $200 (for all 8 days) or $100 (for 2 days/week or 4 days). Full day camp will not be an option.
The teachers plan many hands-on activities in art, nature, cooking, music, drama, and literature which can be explored at varying levels by children at different stages of development. Each session has a theme, but there is always time for lots of free play, for reading a book in the shade, or for examining an interesting plant on our wonderful playground.
Camp Co-Op provides an exceptional experience for young children and offers a unique program. Camp Co-Op teachers are experienced at the Fayette Cooperating Preschool. They are sensitive to the needs of young children and are experienced in working with multi-age groups. Camp staff, with adult volunteers, provide an adult/child ratio of 1:4.
Parental Work Commitment
NO Parental volunteer days are required. However, parents will receive a $20 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 SignUp.com 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 registration 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 $35.)
Our extended day programs are offered from 11:30am to 2:00pm on specific days at each location. Our Rosemont Garden campus offers five extended days each week: Mondays-Fridays. Our Clays Mill campus offers the extended day option on Mondays 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.