$100 non-refundable registration fee per registered child, due upon registration.
Families are required to raise $150 during the school year. Fundraising opportunities will be available throughout the year, as well as a flat-fee buyout option.
The first tuition payment is due on or before August 1, 2020. A tuition invoice will be sent to you prior to this date. Parents have the option of paying the total up front, or in equal quarterly payments (Aug, Nov, Jan, March - May tuition is partially paid each quarter. Should you enroll after the school start date, tuition will be calculated based on total days attending.). Late payments are subject to penalty fees.
Tuition may be paid by check, cash, or online via PayPal here. There is a 3.5% fee + 0.15 per transaction for paying via PayPal.
2.) What are the age requirements?
Multi-Age Program - At least 3 years of age by December 1, 2020
3.) When are classes?
5 Days - Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
3 Days - Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
2 Days - Tuesday, Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-K Extended Day Program
Wednesday starting in January 2021 from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
4.) How many students in the classroom?
Multi-Age Program - 16 maximum
5.) What is the adult to child ratio?
Multi-Age Program - 1:8, lower when parents assist in the classroom
6.) What is the Novi Co-Op Preschool curriculum?
Play-based and designed by our experienced teachers to foster social, physical, emotional, and educational development. Our kids have FUN while they learn!
Kindergarten preparedness assessed by teachers.
Open-ended projects suitable for all skill levels.
Development areas include:
Social Development and Awareness - taking turns, interacting with peers, speaking in front of peers, sharing, table manners
Fine Motor Skills - cutting, opening, manipulating small objects
Science and Math - weather, sorting, graphing, patterns, numbers, counting
Pre-Reading and Writing - letters, phonetics, writing, name recognition
Creativity - dramatic play, art projects, music
7.) What is the Pre-K Extended Day Program?
Our Pre-K Extended Day Program is an opportunity for your child to stay for a longer day on Wednesdays to better prepare them for full-day kindergarten. Children will eat a packed lunch in class, have a rest, and engage in focused instruction that adheres to the Michigan Early Learning Standards.
8.) What is expected as a Co-Op parent?
Attend a mandatory Orientation prior to the start of school, typically after Labor Day.
Attend mandatory general membership meetings (1-2 evenings per school year).
Participate in one mandatory fundraiser (or buyout) per school year.
Work in the classroom one to two times a month (or buyout).
Provide a healthy, nut-free snack for the classroom on your assigned snack day.
Fulfill your responsibilities in your assigned Co-Op job.
Participate in yearly clean up requirements (or buyout).
9.) What are the security and safety features of your school?
All staff are fingerprinted and screened locally and nationally.
All assisting parents are pre-screened through Michigan State Police and Protective Services.
Outer entrances are locked during class time as well as interior classroom doors.
Children are never left unattended (i.e. bathroom breaks, outdoor play, etc.).
Children are signed in and dropped off directly to the classroom.
Only authorized family/friends are able to pick up your child during class dismissal.
Children are released one at a time to an authorized adult.
All teachers, substitute teachers, and assistants are CPR and First Aid Certified.
The classroom is a nut-free/allergy-friendly environment.
Children wash their hands before entering the classroom each day, before snack time, and as needed throughout the day.
All parents are provided the opportunity to check the snack each day at drop off for potential allergens and/or sensitivities.
10.) Sibling Policy/Child Care
We do NOT allow parents to bring their other children into class on their scheduled working days because we are only licensed to provide care for children that are enrolled and meet our age requirements. If a family is in need of childcare, we are happy to put them in touch with other families in the same situation. The Co-Op does not provide childcare.
11.) Potty-Training Policy
We understand! Many children are ready for preschool, but not quite ready for the potty. Our license prohibits us from changing diapers. However, we welcome children who haven't quite mastered toilet training. If your child soils his/her pull-up or diaper, we must call a parent/guardian to school for a quick change.