JACK AND JILL PRESCHOOL
- Cooperative Preschool
- Caring Teachers
- Nurturing Learning Environment
A cooperative preschool is administered and maintained by the parents on a non-profit, non-sectarian basis. The parents assist the professional teachers in the classroom on a rotating basis and participate in the educational program of all the children. Parents, preschool children and their teachers all go to school together and learn together. Parent/family participation is vital to the education of the children.
BENEFITS FOR PARENTS
Parents gain insight into child behavior by observing other children. They observe how other parents and the professional teachers handle various situations and gain greater understanding and enjoyment of their own children through active participation in their education. They have the opportunity to share their experiences and expertise with others while working together in a cooperative setting. They also learn useful ideas for helping their children at home and in the world around them.
BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN
Children participate in a supervised play and learning experience with children of their own age. An opportunity is provided to interact with adults other than their own parents. The children are able to find security and a feeling of belonging in a world which is non-threatening and interested in them. Learning to respect and accept the rights and differences of others is emphasized. Children have hands-on experiences that are geared to their needs and developmental level.