Waitlist and Enrollment Process
How can I join the Cooperative Children’s Center Community?
Typically, the first step in the admission process is to attend a family tour. However, tours on on hold until we have reached Phase 3. To sign up for a tour, please contact Meghan Finney at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may submit a waiting list form before or after the family tour. A non-refundable $60 fee is required to add your child’s name to the waiting list.
We currently have an on-going waiting list. Each room has a different time frame. We recommend placing your child on the list 6-12 months before your desired start date.
Many families join the Co-op between June and September, but openings during the year can occur. Once we have a space open for your child we will contact you via phone and/or email. We will then ask you to submit a $100 non-refundable registration fee to hold your child’s space. Prior to your start date, a deposit of 1/2 month’s tuition or $500 (whichever is greater) will be required. This deposit is refundable upon departure given that you have been enrolled in the program for a minimum of six months. During your visits and paperwork appointment, full tuition will be due.
Upon accepting a space for your child, you are responsible for tuition, fees, and parent work hours beginning with the date of enrollment. We require 30 days written notice of withdrawal if you will be leaving the Co-op. You are entitled, upon withdrawal, to request the return of the initial membership deposit.
Upon becoming a Co-op member, you will have an orientation/training session with the Director or Program Supervisor and a work hours session/classroom orientation with the Lead Teacher. Parents working in a classroom will need to have placed in our files evidence of a TB test and turned in the remaining registration forms, including your desired parent work schedule.