Cooperative Preschool

ACC PreschoolIMG_2847Since 2003, we’ve been helping the parents of South Benton County get their children ready for kindergarten and a lifetime of learning.

Parents are vital contributors in a cooperative preschool. Our preschool operates under the direction of a teacher, supported by the Board of Directors, while parents assist with classroom duties. The teacher, who is hired by the Board of Directors, implements the curriculum and maintains standard procedures for the school program. By providing a safe, playful learning environment, we give children the opportunity to develop intellectual, social, and motor skills.

Classes are held Monday-Friday (following the Monroe School District calendar for holidays and weather closures) with the 3–4-year-olds attending on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 11:00 and the 4-5-year-olds attending on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 to noon, with parents taking turns assisting the teacher.

Alpine Cooperative Preschool is a member of the Parent Child Preschools Organization.

We do not discriminate with regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees depend on the age of the child (as of September 1st) and whether the family participates in the co-operative program through parent participation in classroom programs. (Some scholarships are available those for whom these fees are difficult.)

Littles Bigs
Co-op families $650/yr, $65/mo $800/yr, $80/mo
Non Co-op families $750/yr, $75/mo $900/yr, $90/mo

For all details about enrolling your child in the Alpine Cooperative Preschool and about participating in the program, read the Preschool Handbook. If you have questions about the preschool, contact us through the email form or contact Joyce Long (preschool liaison) at 541-230-0315.

Teacher Announcment:

We are excited to announce Rachelle Payne as our new Alpine Co-op Preschool Teacher!! Rachelle is a long-time resident of Monroe and has served on the Board of Directors of the Alpine Community Center for the last 6 years. She was a Parent Representative for 2 years before joining as a Board Member. She has had many years of experience working with children and spent 2 years co-oping at our preschool with her youngest child.

Rachelle is actively working to prepare the classrooms for the return of the children in September. She has chosen an up-to-date curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, hands-on, play-based, and will prepare students to enter kindergarten.

Open House “Meet the Teacher” Event:

August 18th
3-year-olds 6-7 pm
4-year-olds 7-8 pm

Please arrive during your allotted time so that we are able to avoid overcrowding. Be prepared to fill out the required paperwork and bring the following documents:

  • Child’s Vaccine Records
  • Drivers Licences and Social security numbers for mandatory background check. This is a requirement to co-op.
  • Proof of CPR certification. This is a requirement to co-op. If you are not up-to-date we will be offering a free of charge CPR class.
  • $25 Non-refundable Administration Fee (If not paid with pre-registration)
  • First months Tuition. Fees can be found on the website here. Please make checks payable to Alpine Community Center or ACC.

We will send you the updated 2021-2022 Handbook soon and will provide copies at the Open House. The Handbook will have an Addendum with all the Covid-19 questions you may have.

Mrs Payne is excited to meet you all and your children! See you on August 18th.

PreschoolHandbook 2019

8th Annual Alpine Cooperative Preschool Scamper!

Click here for the flyer, registration and sponsor form.

Scamper flyer2019pdf

scamper registration2019pdf

Scamper Sponsor Form 2019pdf