Preschool

The Crescent Cooperative Preschool is not run by Crescent School District, but through Peninsula College.

Crescent Cooperative Preschool - Opportunities for Ages 10 months to 5 Years

Research shows that investment in early education pays extremely high returns. It improves not only children’s cognitive abilities but also crucial behavior traits like sociability, motivation and self-esteem. The Crescent Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit organization operated by parents with children enrolled in the program. There are still openings for both pre-3 and preschool. Pre-3 students, ages 10 months to 3 years, and their parents meet on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Preschool students, ages 3-5 years, meet two to four times a week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – from 8-11 a.m. All classes are held on the Crescent campus in portable 2. Co-op parents participate in the program by working in the classroom; attend monthly parent meetings; help with fundraising and taking on tasks to help the preschool run smoothly; and receive credit through Peninsula College while enhancing parenting skills.

The preschool is taught by Susan Hopper who has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and has taught children ages 2-6 in either a preschool or kindergarten setting for over 35 years. She has been teaching at the Crescent Cooperative Preschool for 13 years and has been a parent educator with Peninsula College for 11 years.

Tuition is $60 per month for preschool two days a week; $75 per month for three days a week; $90 per month for four days a week; and $75 per quarter, or $25 per month, for pre-3.  There may be scholarships available. For more information or to attend class for a day to try it out, call membership coordinator, Shannon Murphie, 490-2845, or teacher Susan Hopper, 928-3878.