The Drayton Avenue Cooperative Preschool is one of the oldest in Michigan, having served since 1950. A cooperative preschool means that parental involvement is key and imperative. There are only two paid staff members that work closely with a number of parents. The parents help out in the form of washing toys, working in the class room and even making playdough.
The preschool serves 2-year-olds to 4-year-olds in a play-based model of instruction. The school is full at 48 students and tuition varies from $250 a year for the 2-year-old tot program to $900 a year for the 4-year-old program.
The preschool is located behind the Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church and has no affiliation beyond renting the space.
- Hours: 2-year-olds: Wed, 9am - 10:45am. 3-year-olds: Tues, Thurs, 8:45am - 11:05am. 4-year-olds: Tues - Thurs, 12:15pm - 2:45pm.
- Founding Date: 1949
- Number of students: 48
- Public/Private: Public
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 2 (heavy in parent participation)
- Montessori: No
- Age range: 2 - 4
- Uniforms: No