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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 Session (Tues., Weds., Thurs. 9:00 am – 12:00 p.m.)

Cooperative Membership - $125.00/month

Non-Cooperative Membership - $180.00/month

3 Day All Day Session (Tues., Weds., Thurs. 8:45 am – 5:00 pm)

        *Your student can be dropped off at 7:30am

Cooperative Membership - $400.00/month

Non-Cooperative Membership - $455.00/month

 

5 Day AM Session (Mon.-Friday 8:45 am – 11:45 am)

Cooperative Membership $210.00/month

Non-Cooperative Membership - $265.00/month

 

5 Day All Day Session (Mon. – Friday 8:45 am – 5:00 pm)

*Your student can be dropped off at 7:30am

Cooperative Membership - $665.00/month

Non-Cooperative Membership - $720.00/month

 

The Cooperative Rate is available to families who commit to volunteer 25 hours of time throughout the year. These hours will be to be filled in two periods- June 1st to December 10th (12.5 hours) and December 11th to May 10th (12.5 hours). Unfulfilled hours as of December 10th will be billed at $25 an hour and again May 10th.  

 

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 5:00pm.

 

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 4:00-5:00pm)

Upcoming Events

  • Christmas Wreath Sale
    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
    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
  • Kids Halloween Party with Taco Bar
    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
    Oct 24, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Elks Lodge, 1111 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
    Don't Miss Out
  • Pasty Preorder Sale
    Pasty Preorder Sale
    Thu, Oct 17
    Sault Cooperative Preschool
    Oct 17, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Sault Cooperative Preschool, 1606 Seymour Street
    Oct 17, 2019, 8:00 AM – 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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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.

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SAULT COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL STAFF

Highly Qualified

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RACHEL PRATT

Five Day AM Assistant Teacher

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BONNIE WHITE

Three Day/ Five Day PM Lead Teacher

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STACIE PIONTEK

Director & Five Day AM Lead Teacher

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DEB CAMPBELL

3 Day/5 Day PM Assistant Teacher

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SARALYN ERICKSON

FLOAT TEACHER

Open Enrollment is coming!

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If you are interested in enrolling your child at Sault Cooperative Preschool please click here for your enrollment packet 

CONTACT US

1606 Seymour Street

906-632-9761

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