Parent Cooperative

TCS offers the Tucson community a unique experience by providing a early childhood learning opportunity school where parents and children learn together. Parents are intricately involved in the workings of the program and assisting the classroom teachers with daily operations.

How is this accomplished?

Our parent cooperative school is organized by a group of families with similar philosophies who have hired a Director to operate a school and manage professional teachers to provide their children with a quality early childhood experience. Parents assist the classroom teacher in the classroom on a rotating basis and participate in the educational program of all the children. Each family also contributes financially to the business operation and maintenance of our non-profit, nonsectarian school. Parents also elect current parents to represent the active membership on the Board of Directors, thus making it truly a cooperative venture. Parents, children and their teachers all work together to create a learning community.

What can I do for the school when my child is enrolled?

Your participation in our school is what makes us a “community.” The amount of time and effort you invest into TCS will be deeply satisfying as you watch the ripple effects of your contributions. The more you put in, the more you benefit from all our school has to offer.

Parent participation creates the safe and community environment that has made our program a success.  Each participation opportunity exists to enhance your child’s experience at TCS.

For the 2016-2017 School Year:

  • Seven (7) Classroom Helping Days  Learn and grow with your child in his or her classroom for seven days during the school year. Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, nannies or others in your child’s family may participate.
  • One (1) Work Party During the School Year (4 hrs) Join other parents for one, four hour, Saturday or Sunday to improve the buildings and grounds of our school.
  • Two (2) School Volunteer Tasks (one per semester) Volunteer to complete two school tasks. Tasks are varied (library, gardening, animal care, organizing materials, etc.) to allow parents to choose the task that best fits within their schedule.
  • Participation in the Annual Auction  Assist our non-profit school with creation of our largest annual fundraiser. Help can include tasks done at home or at school.
  • Year End Classroom Clean Up (2 hrs) Assist your child’s teacher at the end of the year with classroom and/or material maintenance or clean up.