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A message from the president

 

Welcome!  Thank you for your interest in The Granville Parent Co-operative Preschool, often referred to around town as “The Co-op”. 

As a Co-op alum myself I have a LONG history with this sweet little school, but like many parents, when it was time to start looking for preschools for our son I did my due diligence and toured and researched the other preschools in our area.  The Co-op gave me “all the feels” all over again and I knew instantly this was the right place for my family.  Perhaps it was the déjà vu I felt when going down those same stairs thirty-some years later, or the familiar smells of play-doh and art supplies in the classroom. Maybe it was the memories of playing in that very same sandbox or riding roller racers in the gym that came flooding back, I’m not sure.  What I do know is we made the right decision.

My two kids have loved their time in preschool.  My son, Noah, who is now a first grader, started at the Co-op in the 3’s class as a very cautious little guy with separation anxiety.  Those feelings didn’t last long and before we knew it he was leading the way in to his first day in the Multi-Age class at age 4.  My daughter, Charley, on the other hand couldn’t wait for the day she could stay at preschool without mom and is now in the 4/5’s class looking forward to the day she gets to be a kindergartener.









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​My experience at The Co-op has now come full circle.  When I was a child, I learned and grew there and made friendships that have stood the test of time and remain today.  Not only have I been watching my children do the same, but I am doing it all over again as an adult.  I am learning every day from the teachers, the parents and the kids and I am making valuable new friendships that will last a lifetime.  And, as my parents did when I was a “Co-op kid”, I will have the pleasure of watching so many of these little classmates grow up and go through school together.  I will watch out for them, cheer for them, cry for them and be there for them, just as other Co-op parents did for me when I was growing up in this community (I’m not crying, you’re crying).  

Is there a little extra work involved with becoming a Co-op family?  Yes.  But I promise, you will not look back on your time there and regret being a Parent Helper during class.  You will not wish that you had spent those few hours cleaning the classroom or picking up sticks on the playground differently.  You will appreciate the community your family is now a part of.  You will be proud of yourself for taking an active interest in your child’s early education.  You will be grateful for the friendships that have come from your family’s time there.  That is the magic of The Co-op.

So my advice to new parents when looking for a preschool is to choose the one that gives you “all the feels”.  We hope it’s The Co-op, but if it’s not, don’t worry, you will be in good hands.  Much like our school district, we are very fortunate to have wonderful preschool options in Granville and I wish you the best of luck in your search.

-Stacy Schroeder