Class Structure

Your child’s day at North Park Church Cooperative Preschool


Free Play Time

FreePlayTimeThe day begins with free choice. Your child may work with others on a puzzle, build with blocks, join a group on the gathering rug for a story, or work on an art project. Both independent and assisted activities are available during this time and interest centers are set up to introduce new concepts and challenges. Children are supervised, but encouraged to follow their own interests.

Clean Up Time
Children are supported in assisting the teacher and volunteer parents in putting all books and toys in their proper places. Even clean up time encourages learning as children sort toys, work together and take pride in their accomplishments!

Group Gathering Time
Children are invited to join the teacher on the rug to work sing songs, listen to stories and participate in class discussions related to project work taking place in the classroom.  This time is teacher led, but interactive. This is both a time for group play and taking turns; a time for sitting still and advancing motor skills. This is simultaneously a time for great fun and great learning.

Bathroom Break

Volunteers are present in the bathroom and help with washing hands as needed. All children must be potty trained by the time they start school.

Snack Time

Children will be provided a nutritious snack everyday provided by the program for the whole class.

Gym/Playground Time

Your child will go either to the gym or outside, weather permitting, prior to dismissal at the end of the day. The teacher and volunteers may lead activities and various games and equipment are available. We have a beautiful private, enclosed, outdoor playground with plenty of room for running as well as a spacious, indoor gym, both stocked with safe equipment for imaginative, active play.