FAQS

Are duty days and committee duties mandatory ?

Although it is strongly encouraged for parents/grandparents to participate in this rewarding experience do have limited spaces available to ‘opt out’ of both duty days and committee duties for an additional monthly fee and is subject to availability. This is a new option available for the 2015-2016 school year as we realize that it is not always possible for everyone’s situation.

What is a ‘co-operative’?

A co-operative is a non profit organization run on a voluntary basis in this case by the parents of the children enrolled in the school. As a co-op the school excels because of the participation and enthusiastic support of our members. Parents participate in the daily activities and running of the school. Duty days offer parents the opportunity to share in your child’s learning experience. This is a wonderful time for you to witness your child’s growth, get to know the classroom routine and see the children and teachers in action.

Does my child need to be potty trained?

No, although we do encourage that children are potty trained we will work with you to accomplish your set goals.

What if my child has allergies?

The classroom is a peanut-free environment and is equipped with a sterile kitchen for snack preparation. An allergy board is posted to keep everyone informed and all teachers are trained in first aid and CPR.

Why is fund-raising necessary?

Fund-raising is an effective tool to keep enrollment fees affordable for anyone in the community.

Would my child be a good fit for the Glen Cairn Coop Preschool?

Absolutely! The GCCP runs an inclusive program for children at different stages, of different first language backgrounds, and children with special needs.

Why are tuition fees on the lower end?

In order to adhere to the values of the founder and keep the preschool accessible to everyone in the community.

What support do you offer for special needs children?

We work closely with Children Integrated Support Services to offer your child the appropriate level of support required.