Carmel Cooperative Preschool

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Opportunities for Parents

We believe in building a community of learners.  The cooperative model includes parents and caregivers in our classrooms as well as helping in the operations of our school.  We offer many opportunities to learn with your child, including:

Participating in the classroom 2-3 times per month

Parent Education 2-3 times per year

Monthly Board Meetings

Operations and Housekeeping 1-2 times per year

Playdates and family events

View Upcoming Public Events

Our school year is September-May and will follow the Carmel Clay School calendar.  

Families pay a yearly membership fee of $100, which covers things like enrollment fees, and parent education. Our kindergarten families will also pay a $100 supply fee.


  • Art process

  • Construction

  • Dramatic play

  • Music

  • Cooking

  • Learning games

  • Natural materials

  • Field trips and enrichment

  • Large and small motor activities

  • Creativity

  • Conflict resolution and positive relationship building

  • Healthy growth

  • Cognitive development

  • Trust, autonomy and initiative

  • Communication

  • Problem solving

  • Executive function