A parent-owned child care center and Early Achievers preschool.

Waitlist and Enrollment Process

How can I join the Cooperative Children’s Center Family?

Tours are currently on hold but will resume later in the summer—please check the website periodically. Applications will still be accepted via mail in the meantime.

The first step in the admission process is to attend a family tour. To schedule a tour, please contact our Program Supervisor at program_supervisor@coopchild.org.

We currently have an on-going waiting list. Each room has a different time frame. We recommend placing your child on the list 6-12 months before your desired start date. You may submit a waiting list form before or after the family tour. A non-refundable $60 fee is required to add your child’s name to the waiting list.

Most families join the Co-op between June and September. Openings during the year are rare but can occur. Once we have a space open for your child we will contact you via phone and/or email. We will then ask you to submit a $100 non-refundable registration fee to hold your child’s space. Prior to your start date, a deposit of 1/2 month’s tuition or $500 (whichever is greater) will be required. This deposit is refundable upon departure given that you have been enrolled in the program for a minimum of six months. During your visits and paperwork appointment, full tuition will be due.

Upon accepting a position, you are responsible for tuition fees and parent work hours beginning with the date of enrollment. We require 30 days written notice of withdrawal if you will be leaving the Co-op. You are entitled, upon withdrawal, to request the return of the initial membership deposit.

Upon becoming a Co-op member, you will have an orientation/training session with the Director and a work hours session/classroom orientation with the Lead Teacher. Parents working in a classroom will need to have placed in our files evidence of a TB test and turned in the remaining registration forms, including your desired parent work schedule.