Since 1956, The Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village has been providing a nurturing, safe, fun environment for children 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!
Registration for the Fall 2023-2024 school year is open NOW! We do still have a few openings in our 4s class. As of Jan. 24, we have a waitlist for our 3s class. However, we strongly encourage you to still register if you’re interested, to put your child’s name on the waitlist in case there are any changes to our current roster between now and the start of next school year. To register, complete the form on our Registration page. Waitlist registrations do not need to pay the $75 registration fee.
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!
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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.
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.
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. Unfortunately, Covid remains a part of our lives and we will continue to do our part and adjust policies as necessary.
Masking remains optional (please note masking indoors, especially where social distancing is not possible, is still strongly recommended by the CDC). Children will practice frequent hand-washing and hand-sanitizing throughout the day. If your child is sick, please keep them home. Due to the nature of a cooperative preschool and the age of our students, we are unable to practice social distancing in the classrooms.
Since the beginning of 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 tough decisions. The Co-op also follows BVCSD’s open/close days. If Bay Schools close due to weather, virtual learning, or any other reason, we will be closed as well. If the Co-op has to close for any reason unrelated to Bay Schools, parents/caregivers will also be alerted immediately.