The Cooperative Philosophy

The Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village recognizes that parents are the primary educators in our children’s lives. Bringing parents and teachers together creates a dynamic, enriching environment where everyone benefits. The teachers grow in insight and skill, the parents grow in understanding and confidence, and the children thrive in receiving the best from both. It is our hope that preschool will enrich each child and supplement the good foundations already laid for them in their early years, allowing for them to become acquainted with their feelings and develop fully their potential for work and play. In this unique community, parents are involved in the learning that occurs each and every day.

Established in 1956, The Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village has been a bright start in education for countless Bay Village children for over six decades. The Co-op is owned and operated solely by its member families and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Members make all the rules and assume the financial and administrative responsibilities of the school, under the direction of a board made up of member parents, along with the school’s administrator and teachers. Volunteering and cooperating to contribute to the success of the school is the key component of the cooperative philosophy. We learn together!