WELCOME TO SAULT COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL

Unlocking Curiosity

 

OUR ROOTS

Think. Reason. Question. Experiment. These are just a few of the skills and qualities that children will develop at Sault Cooperative Preschool INC. Since our founding, we’ve focused on supporting kids during all transitions throughout childhood.

All activities are designed to adequately nurture the emotional and intellectual growth of our kids. Through stimulating situations and hands-on learning opportunities, young children are free to develop into bright young minds. Reach out to learn more, and enroll with us today!

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TUITION & VOLUNTEERING

Tuition & Volunteering 

Sault Cooperative Preschool encourages parents to stay involved in their child's education.  We encourage all parents and caregivers to have a connection and open communication with our teachers, board and staff.  We welcome parents to volunteer in the classroom or on field trips, bake for bake sales, and assist in raising funds for our preschool operations.  There are many onsite or work from home options to volunteer.  If your schedule and work and family life do not allow time to volunteer, we also have the non-cooperative option. You are still welcome to volunteer when your schedule allows and we welcome any time you would like to help. Both options are available and we can help decide which one is best for your family.  

**All tuition rates are monthly rates.**

3 Day AM (9:00 - 12:00), Cooperative Rate $117, Non-Cooperative Rate $177

3 Day ALL Day (8:45 - 5:15), Cooperative Rate $300, Non-Cooperative Rate $360 

5 Day AM (8:45 - 11:45), Cooperative Rate $190, Non-Cooperative Rate $250

5 Day PM (1:00 - 4:00), Cooperative Rate $190, Non-Cooperative Rate $250

5 Day PM Extended (1:00 - 5:15), Cooperative Rate $254, Non-Cooperative Rate $314

All Day (8:45 - 5:15), Cooperative Rate $510, Non-Cooperative Rate $570


Aftercare Hourly Rate: $3.50

SCPS's is open from 7:30am - 5:15pm. Aftercare occurs when a child is in the care of


SCPS outside of his/her regularly scheduled class time.


The Cooperative Rate is available to families who commit to volunteer 25 hours of time throughout the year.


***A convenience fee is charge by PayPal for using their services. To avoid this fee, you can pay tuition and fees by check at the school.

 

SAULT COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL INC TEAM

Highly Qualified

RACHEL PRATT

Five Day AM Assistant Teacher

BONNIE WHITE

Three Day/ Five Day PM Lead Teacher

STACIE PIONTEK

Director & Five Day AM Lead Teacher

WE ARE HIRING

Three Day/Five Day Assistant Teacher

 

OUR PROGRAMS

Learning Through Play

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THREE YEAR PROGRAM

Meets Tuesday-Thursday 
9:00am-12:00pm


In a structured environment they will learn:

Sitting for 5-10 minutes at a time
Counting
Letter sounds
Color recognition
Parallel play
Cooperative play
Fine motor skills (for writing)
Gross motor skills

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FOUR YEAR PROGRAM

Meets Monday-Friday 
8:45-11:45am & 1:00-4:00pm


In a structured environment they will learn:

 Kindergarten Readiness skills
Sitting for 10-20 minutes at a time
Writing name
Letter recognition
Number recognition
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills

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FIVE DAY ALL DAY PROGRAM

Meets Monday-Friday 8:45am to 5:15pm.


Their Routine:

Helps kids get use to the all-day routine of the public schools
Attend the morning program ( 8:45am to 11:45am)
Lunch with teacher assistants (11:45am to 12:30pm)
Licensed-mandatory rest time (12:30-1:00pm)
Attend afternoon session (1:00-4:00pm)
Pickup time (between 4:00-5:15pm)

 

OUR HISTORY

In 1973, a group of women (mothers) wanted to have their preschool children experience a nursery school environment, and also wanted to be part of that experience and be able to obtain more information and skills about parenting. This is when they decided to establish Sault Cooperative Preschool.


Colleen Arbic was the organizer and the first president. The school changed its name from nursery school to preschool in 2000, in order to modernize it’s image. The school’s purpose statement is “to promote the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children, and to help parents learn constructive methods of parenting through observation, guidance, and practical experience under a qualified teacher”.  Parent participation is the factor that makes this a cooperative preschool and is the basic element of our structure.


Myrt Wolleager was then hired to be the program director and teacher. The quality of the preschool became apparent to the public, and in two years another teacher needed to be hired, so they chose Mary Armstrong to facilitate the environment. There were four classes that met two days a week for two hours, and Friday AM class that was composed of twenty children from the other four classes. Total enrollment was eighty children.


In the early eighties, economic problems faced the Sault area as a result of the air force base closing. The preschool enrollment dropped to forty children, but by the late eighties, the school was back to full enrollment and has restructured to two, three day classes, and two two day classes. Two teacher assistants, Diane McDonald and Marcia Clow, were added to help with the continuity of structure of classroom instruction.

 
Upcoming Events
Christmas Wreath Sale
Mon, Oct 28
Sault Cooperative Preschool
Oct 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – Dec 15, 2019, 11:00 PM
Sault Cooperative Preschool, 1606 Seymour St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, USA
https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/1122574
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Kids Halloween Party with Taco Bar
Thu, Oct 24
Elks Lodge
Oct 24, 2019, 4:00 PM
Elks Lodge, 1111 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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Pasty Preorder Sale
Tue, Oct 08
Sault Cooperative Preschool
Oct 08, 2019, 8:00 AM – Oct 18, 2019, 5:00 PM
Sault Cooperative Preschool, 1606 Seymour Street
Our students will be taking PreOrder sales for the famous UP pasties. These will be delivered just in time to take to hunting camp!
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Mini Photography Sessions
Sat, Jul 20
Rosedale Farms
Jul 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rosedale Farms, 10380 S Shunk Rd, Dafter, MI 49724, USA
Photoshoots with Erin Smith Photography, LLC
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CONTACT US

1606 Seymour Street

906-632-9761

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906-632-9761

1606 Seymour Street

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