The 3s Program

The Co-op’s 3-year-old program centers on the transition from home to school. As they move away from family and out into the world, children start to view themselves as capable beings who can become responsible for themselves – all with the support of their family and community. Each day in the Co-op offers opportunities for children to try new things, discover themselves, and, of course, play! The goal is to develop a love of learning, and children can do that in an intentional environment where every choice leads to a valuable experience, whether from building at the workbench or pretending in the creative play area. Throughout the year, children have positive, age-appropriate experiences with literacy, science, mathematical concepts, and the arts. The adult:child ratio is 1:4, and enrollment is capped at 18 children. 

Days Tuesday and Thursday. School goes from mid-September to mid-May 
Times   9:15-11:45 am
Registration Fee $55   (same for new and returning families)
Tuition (2023-2024) $130 per month

Time commitment for families

3’s parents are required to:

  • Work in the classroom as a parent volunteer (about 2 times a month)
  • Serve in a designated job or as an officer on the board (several hours a month)
  • Attend one housekeeping of the school (one Saturday morning during the school year)
  • Attend General Membership Meetings (6 – 7 evenings a school year)
  • Pack up the classroom a Saturday morning after school closes  (Closing the Closet)
  • Attend orientation (one evening right before the school year begins)

Sample Schedule

9:15 Children Arrive
9:30  Welcome/Circle time
9:55 Outside Play
10:20 Transition inside, bathroom and hand washing
10:30 Snack
10:55 Library, Math, Language Arts, and Writing Centers
11:15 Science Center, Creative Play, and Art Project
11:35 Clean Up
11:40 Review of the Day, Good-bye song
11:45 Dismissal

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 2, 2024

    Board meetings are not required for non-board members, but please let us know if you are interested in attending.

  • Mar 13, 2024

    Exceptions to standard General Meeting Schedule:

  • Mar 15, 2024 to Mar 17, 2024
  • Mar 16, 2024

    Required Attendance: 

    ● Attending one housekeeping (2s, 3s, and Pre-K) 

  • Apr 6, 2024

    Board meetings are not required for non-board members, but please let us know if you are interested in attending.