The key to a successful co-operative preschool is parent involvement. By registering in the Silverspring Community Preschool Co-operative parents will be required to help in the classroom on a rotating schedule. Dependant upon class enrollment this typically works out to each parent being a class helper once every 4-6 weeks.
In addition, each family is responsible to participate in one toy wash during the school year. The toy wash occurs four times annually. We also rely on parent volunteers for other classroom maintenance and request families to assist with another task in classroom maintenance such as floor washing (for four weeks), laundry (for four weeks) , making play dough (3 times/year), shampooing the carpet (2 times/year), mending broken toys, coordinating Elf book orders, and creating a digital slideshow for year end.
Any parent that volunteers to be a member of the Preschool Parent Board will not be required to complete a classroom maintenance duty.