From the Director:
COOPERATIVE PHILOSOPHY What is a cooperative? A cooperative (or "coop") is one in which each family takes an active role in all aspects of the program. This includes working in the classroom and performing various jobs at the school. Why choose a cooperative? By being directly involved in your child's preschool experience, you set a precedent for making your child's education an integral part of your family's life, and you send a strong message to your child that his or her education is important. An additional benefit of cooping - it allows you become acquainted with the other children and families - friendships which often endure beyond the child's stay at ICNS. Coop parents have the responsibility of working in the classroom approximately 2.5 days per month. ICNS maintains a 1 to 5-adult/student ratio with caring cooping parents and a staff highly trained in early childhood education.