• Community Preschool is a nonprofit cooperative preschool that is open to all children regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or gender.
  • The small investment of time by parents not only provides first-hand knowledge of their child’s progress, but also assists in maintaining a reasonable tuition.
  • Tuition for Community Preschool is based on a cost of $3.50 per hour.
  • Our curriculum, under the guidance of qualified, accredited teachers, is play-based and focuses on the social, intellectual, and physical development of each child. Through social interaction, free-play, and structured group activities, the child grows.
  • The teachers are highly-qualified, accredited educators with degrees in early childhood and elementary education.
  • Community Preschool does not require children to be toilet-trained.
Community Preschool is able to offer low tuition rates because we are a non-profit, cooperative preschool. Our school relies upon parents to assist in the classroom several times a year, and to complete a community job once a year. Parent helping also offers parents the opportunity to be involved in and contribute to their child’s education.
There is no required fundraising at Community Preschool.

Several optional fundraising events are scheduled throughout the year, such as the walk-a-thon, the spaghetti dinner, and the pancake breakfast. We also offer everyday fundraising programs like King Soopers and Safeway grocery cards, AmazonSmile, and Papa Murphy’s coupon cards.

We are very proud of our very experienced, hard-working, caring staff. The combined teaching experience of our staff is over 50 years! Based on our annual school surveys, our teaching staff is the most important reason why families love and continue to support our school. We currently have three accredited teachers, and a very dedicated school administrator. To read more about them, please see the Teachers page.
Our school is one of the few local preschools that accept children in diapers. We have a health-code approved changing station and the teaching staff works with families when children are ready to begin potty-training.
Our school is located in the First Baptist Church. However, we are not affiliated with this church and do not include any religious education in our curriculum.
Fall Open House is scheduled for Friday, August 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

If you have previously registered:

  1. Turn in your child’s required forms including pages 6–8,
  2. Sign up for first quarter parent-help days,
  3. Tour the building, visit your child’s classroom, and meet your teacher.

If you have not previously registered:

  1. Hand in the completed registration packet, including health forms and pictures, to the appropriate coordinator for your child’s class,
  2. Sign up for parent-help days for first quarter,
  3. Sign up for a community job,
  4. Pay required fees to the treasurer,
  5. Tour the building, visit your child’s classroom, and meet your teacher.
The first day of school for the 2017–2018 school year is Tuesday, September 5, 2017 for our Tuesday/Thursday classes. All classes commence during that week.
There are a couple of options for parking. Park along the street on 6th Street or Douglas, or you may use the church parking lot that is directly east of the church on the other side of Douglas. You may not park in the driveway that starts on the west end of the building and goes along the back of the building. This is a fire lane and must remain open at all times.
Please use the main school entrance through the black courtyard gate, entering the doors at the northeast corner of the playground.
You may drop your child off no more than 5 minutes before class starts. Please respect the teacher’s time as they prepare the classroom for the day prior to class. Also, please be courteous of the teacher’s time and arrive on time for classes and when picking up children after class.
You are responsible to find a replacement for your assignment. If you do not find a substitute, the class may have to be cancelled for the day.

To find a sub, start with your class contact list. Often there are parents who are willing to switch days. If you have exhausted this resource you can look to the Paid Parent Help List. Parent-helper subs are parents who are available to help in a class on a paid basis. They receive $15–$20 per class session, depending on whether you supply the snack or they do. Substitutes help as their schedules allow and are not obligated to fill in when contacted.

Also don’t forget to check with family members who may be able to fill in for you. We love to have dads, grandmas, and grandpas visit our classes.

We are currently accepting registrations for the 2017–2018 school year. There are still openings in select classes. To learn more and begin the registration process, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Our registration event for the following year will be scheduled in February or March. Watch for the date on the Calendar, and watch for more information on the Register for Classes page.