The member parents own Cordova Bay Co-op Preschool. Parent participation means parents are encouraged to become involved in the administration of the preschool by contributing ideas and helping with specific tasks. Ongoing input and suggestions are both encouraged and welcomed.

There is a monthly General Meeting held on the first Wednesday of each month. The first hour of the meeting is dedicated to parent education consisting of a guest speaker with a short question period. The topics are varied, giving us new awareness and skills to become better ECE assistants in the classroom. The second half of the meeting is for preschool business to discuss daily and future planning. The President chairs this portion when members of the Executive report on their area of responsibility. All members are given an agenda and are invited to join in the discussion, voting and decision making.

With direction from the Fundraising Chair, the entire membership participates in fundraising activities throughout the year. These activities are fun and an opportunity to work together for the benefit of our children. Suggestions for and help with the events is always appreciated. By the sharing the workload, we can share in the spirit of cooperation.

Duty days are when you become an assistant to our ECE Leasa Gatschene. Duty days are planned to accommodate everyone’s schedule and are once or twice a month.

In addition to the weekly cleaning of the preschool, there are three big cleans each year. One in December, the second in March before spring break and the third is at the end of the school year in June. Each family is responsible for sending someone to help clean.

However you choose to participate, enjoy the things you and your child will learn together and your family will have a very successful and worthwhile year.