Welcome to The Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village!

Join us for an Open House on January, 20, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tour our classrooms, meet our teachers, and find out more about our school! The Co-op is located at 29931 Lake Road, at the corner of Lake and Bassett Roads, and the school entrance is off Bassett. We’re excited to meet you there!

Registration for the Fall 2022-2023 school year will open to new members on January 24! To register, complete the form on our Registration page , once registration has opened, and submit a $75 registration fee.

Registration for returning members only will open on January 17 via the Registration page on our website. (Returning members are families who have had children attend our school in the past.)

Be sure to read through all the pages on our website to learn about our programs, our teachers, investment, what it means to be a Co-op Member, and email us with any questions!

Also follow The Co-op on Facebook!

Learning Together

Preschool is an exciting and wonderful experience for families. At The Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village, parents and teachers work cooperatively to promote an atmosphere of learning, enrichment, and growth for our early learners. Together, we hope to clear a pathway for our children to create new relationships, gain a sense of belonging, share experiences with others, understand “how to learn,” and to appreciate the beauty of learning.

Since 1956, The Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village has been providing a nurturing, safe, fun environment for the children of Bay Village and surrounding areas to have their early introduction to education. At the Co-op, children are encouraged to be kind, respectful, smart and productive members of our community, all through PLAY!

The Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village is a non-discriminatory school and accepts children from all backgrounds. We are located within the Bay United Methodist Church but are a wholly independent entity not affiliated with any organization — religious or otherwise.

Covid Protocols

The safety of our students, our teachers and all of our families is by far our number one priority, and we will continue to adapt to changes as they come. It is our goal to teach children to be responsible members of society, which includes keeping themselves and others safe. Throughout the pandemic, the Co-op has committed to following the policies of the Bay Village City School District. While we are not affiliated with BVCSD, we trust and rely on their team of experts to make a lot of the tough decisions.

Covid Policies for 2021-2022 (updated January 2022)

  • Masks are required for all students, staff and visitors whenever inside in the building. Due to the cooperative nature of our preschool program, the age of our students, and the size of our classrooms, we cannot practice social distancing in the classrooms. We recommend using a 3-ply mask if possible.
  • Children with a fever or exhibiting signs of being sick should be kept home. Teachers will be checking every child’s temperature in the morning.
  • Children will practice frequent hand-washing and hand-sanitizing throughout the day. 
  • Snack time has been eliminated.
  • During Lunch Bunch, we will practice 3-foot social distancing.
  • During drop-off, parents/caregivers should park and take their child to the exterior door, where they will be met by a teacher to be escorted to their classroom while their parent/caregiver remains outside. The doors will be unlocked at 9:30 a.m. for drop-off.
  • For at least the month of January 2022, pick-up will be outside as well. Adults should wait by the exterior door and children will be released one at a time by the teachers. This allows parents/caregivers to socially distance outside instead of lining up in the hallway.
  • After school we encourage the kids to stay and play outside on the church lawn. This is a fun way for the kids to bond with their classmates outside of the classroom and get some extra energy out before going home, which is always a plus for parents!! 
  • The Co-op follows Bay Schools’ open/close days. If Bay Schools go into virtual learning mode or close due to weather, we will be closed as well. If the Co-op has to close for any reason unrelated to Bay Schools, parents/caregivers will be alerted immediately.

Calendar of Events

Be sure to check our calendar often for upcoming events!