"Cooperative preschools offer a unique approach to preschool. Our motto is, "Learn and grow with your child." The goal is to stregthen and support the family while educating the children. At MCP, you will have the unique opportunity to work side by side with the classroom teachers, other families, and most importantly, your child. Parents usually receive an education in the process. They become tuned in to what is going on in their child's life. They take an active part in their child's learning experiences and, as a result they are able to relate better to their children. Research consistently shows that children who do well in school have parents that are involved.
The rich tradition of the Milford Cooperative Preschool (MCP) began more than 65 years ago by the founder, Mrs. Dorothy Eis. Its humble beginnings began in the basement of the public library and later moved to the Milford Presbyterian Church and again to the Methodist Church. The school became the first licensed preschool in Oakland County. With grants from the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and Lula C. Wilson Trust fund, assistance from the Greater Detroit Cooperative Nursery Council (GDCNC) and the unshakeable dedication of a small group of parents, it became one of the very few co-ops in the state to own its own building in 1996.
Over the years, MCP has remained true to its original intent ï¿½ to create a child-centered learning environment while also allowing parents to take an active role in the preschool experience. Today MCP maintains a membership of over 40 families and is a staple in the community. It is parents who make this school great! Like all of the students who have walked through these doors before us, our children will benefit from this incredibly nurturing environment. Like all of the students who have laughed, sang, pretended, played, painted, glued, listened and shared before ours, your child will benefit from this incredible school.
MCP is wholly-owned and operated by the parent membership as a non-profit organization. The Director and teachers are responsible for curriculum planning and implementation of the educational program. The general management of the affairs and business of the school is executed by the School Board, which is comprised of twelve volunteer parents. The School Board, representing current membership, is responsible for policy making, and provides on-going support for various school functions, such as fundraising, and special activities throughout the year. Families are considered for membership without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, or national origin.
MCP classes comprise of 3 and 4 year old programs as well as a parent/tot program for 2 year olds. Students attending the 3 and 4 year old programs must be fully toilet-trained with the exception of a child with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Milford Cooperative Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin for admission or scholarship program.
Work Time (Free Play)
Large Group or Circle Time