A Co-Op School: Working Together
Mayfair is a nonprofit, nondenominational cooperative organization administered by an elected board of parents who work closely with the certified teacher. Parents and Teachers working together is the heart of a co-op preschool. As part of our co-op, parents are involved members of the school actively participating in their child’s first steps into an educational environment.
Our Three’s and Four’s classes are full co-op members. Parent and Tot families may elect to participate in the co-op, but are not required to do so. To fulfill their co-op responsibilities, each parent in the Three’s and Four’s class provides an adult volunteer to serve as a classroom aide 1-2 times a month. In addition, each Three’s/Four’s family provides extracurricular support to the school. Families may elect to provide support by either serving on the school board or by serving on a service committee. Board parents attend monthly meetings and oversee the service committees. Service committee parents volunteer a set number of hours providing support services such as making playdough, doing laundry, bleaching toys, or assisting with school fundraising, social or outreach events. For more details on volunteering requirements contact the school and ask to speak with the membership chair.
Benefits of a co-op:
Coop preschools are a unique educational system which places high value on the input and involvement of its member parents. Some of the benefits of attending our coop school include:
- Exceptional adult to student ratios
- Low tuition rates
- Unique hands on involvement opportunities for parents
- Community support
- An onsite nursery for parent with older/younger siblings
- Flexible potty training requirements
- Age exemptions for fall birthdays
Mayfair is located in the United Methodist Church. The church and school are not affiliated.