Toddler Time Program-
These classes are designed to cater to the child who is ready to learn social and educational basics. Toddler Time is for children who are ready to learn and play together with their peers, guided by a teacher and parent helper. The primary focus is upon the development of social, gross and fine motor, language and self-help skills. The class consists of circle time, group experiences, guided free play, language programs and snack time.
Class is designed to be a 1-day a week experience and directed toward children from ages 2-3 years. Enrollment is limited to 7 children. Children must be 2 years old by August 1st to enroll in Toddler Time. The class is in session for 36 weeks during the school year with breaks at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break coinciding with the Delaware City School calendar.
Days offered: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
For preschool children, the hand is the instrument of the mind and we prepare the environment of our preschool classroom with this as our guiding principle. In the classroom, children choose independently from carefully prepared materials in the curriculum areas of Math & Science, Language and Alphabetic Principles, Sensory & Motor Skills, Arts & Crafts or Practical Life Skills.
Our teachers work one on one with children, introducing new materials or lessons as each child appears ready. In addition to working freely with the classroom materials, teachers and children gather as a group for Circle Time and Snack Time.
Careful observation and guidance, nurture, and fun allow the children in our preschool program to grow in spirit, cognition, and self-discipline while parents and teachers work in cooperation toward these education goals.
Choose to attend as few as one or as many as five days per week. Looking for an all day experience?
DCP reserves 10 of the 16 spots during our Tuesday and Thursday (morning and afternoon) sessions for children who wish to experience a full day: 9:15 am -2:15 pm. The preschool is in session for 36 weeks during the school year with breaks at Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break coinciding with the Delaware City School calendar.
Class is directed toward children from ages 3-5 years. Enrollment is limited to 16 children. Children must be 3 years old by August 1st and potty-trained to enroll in Preschool classes.
Morning Class: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Time: 9:15 - 11:45 am
Afternoon Class: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 11:45 am - 2:15 pm
SELECTION OF SESSIONS:
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Member Registration begins Feb.1st. Open Registration for the community begins at our annual February Open House. Delaware Cooperative Preschool is committed to providing students and families with equal opportunity to programs/education without discrimination based on race, color, veteran status, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or age. Classes are offered based on a minimum enrollment size.
MEMBERSHIP FEE: $60 per family
TODDLER TIME: $450 for each session
PRESCHOOL: $570 for each session
*Please see tuition examples provided.
CLEANING FEE: $30 per child
BACKGROUND CHECK FEE: $65 per person if completed at DCP's Meet the Teacher Night on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Once completed your background check is good for 5 years.
WITHDRAWL: If you must withdraw your child, you must provide a 30-day written explanation for withdrawal and are responsible for paying tuition for 30 days
following the notice. There will be no refunds after March 1st.
Toddler Time Example: Toddler Time is designed to be a 1-day a week experience. 1 day / 1 session= $450 yearly.
Preschool Example 1:
You select a 3 day a week schedule- Monday, Wednesday and Friday this would equal 3 sessions. TUITION: 3 sessions x $570= $1,710 yearly.
Preschool Example 2:
You wish for your child to have a full day preschool experience. You select Tuesday and Thursday morning and afternoon (9:15AM -2:15PM) this would equal 4 sessions. TUITION: 4 sessions x $570= $2,280 yearly.
Ms. Anna-Marie completed her early educational training in Ireland at St. Nicholas College where she received her diploma in Montessori teaching. She came to America in 1986 when she came to work at South Suburban Montessori School in Brecksville, Ohio. She spent one year working in early education in Brussels, Belgium, and then returned to the United States - where she worked for over five years at the Children's House Montessori School in Northampton, Massachusetts. She moved back to Ohio in 1999 with her husband and three daughters.
Ms. Sarah completed her Bachelors of Education in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement from Ohio University. Since then, she has taught Kindergarten in Onslow County Schools in North Carolina, and first and third grade in Prince William County, Virginia. She moved to Ohio with her baby daughter and husband, then had her son soon after. She was a parent of Delaware Cooperative Preschool as well as a board member. She loves reading with children as well as reading for her own leisure. She loves singing and music of all genres.
Ms. Linda has much practical experience working with young children. The mother of four daughters, Linda worked for 9 years with Storytime Learning Centers in Columbus before becoming a full time Mom. Linda has continued to work extensively with children through Girl Scouts, her church and the Delaware City Schools. In addition to teaching Toddler Time, Linda also acted as the Office Manager for the preschool for several years!
Ms. Jen is a former Delaware Cooperative Preschool parent and board member. She earned her Bachelors of Music Education from The College of Wooster and a Masters of Arts in Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University. Ms. Jen spent 8 years teaching music to students K-12 and 2 years as a practicing Mental Health Counselor. She moved to Delaware in 2016 with her husband and three children (two DCP grads!). Ms. Jen loves being close to bodies of water, reading (both for her pleasure and to her children), singing, and dancing!