Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative preschool. A co- operative preschool is organized by a group of families with similar philosophies who hire trained teachers to provide their children with quality preschool experience. The preschool is administered and maintained by the parents on a non-profit, non-sectarian basis. The parents assist the professional teachers in the classroom on a rotating basis and participate in the educational program of all the children. Each family shares in the business operation of the school, thus making it truly a cooperative venture. Parents, preschool children, and their teachers all learn together by interacting.
Belonging to a co-op is a marvelous opportunity to actively participate in your child's education and grow as a parent.
Parents gain insight into child behavior by observing other children. They observe how other parents and the professional teachers handle various situations and gain greater understanding and enjoyment of their own children through active participation in their education. They have the opportunity to share their experiences and expertise with others while working together in a co-operative setting. Parents who choose to serve on the school's board learn about non-profit administration, organizational dynamics, and other skills.They also learn useful ideas for helping their children at home and in the world.
SWPCC provides a nurturing environment for young children to grow socially, learn to cooperate and resolve conflicts, make choices, explore, experiment, and create within safe limits. Learning unfolds naturally at our hands-on, play-based co-op.