The Curriculum Reflects Our Values

Kent-Meridian Co-op Preschool is a parent-participation preschool. We offer a unique opportunity for children to develop a positive self esteem and love for learning. In our preschool environment, you will find a comfortable balance of carefully planned learning opportunities. The total environment – physical setting, teacher, equipment, curriculum and time structure – is designed to communicate a feeling of welcome, acceptance, safety and security to young children. Our experienced teachers provide a variety of developmentally appropriate activities designed to promote the growth of the whole child. An equally important component of the K-M program is our parent education classes, which are facilitated by instructors with a wealth of experience in parenting issues.

Class activities vary with each teacher and class age level, but the organization of each class has been summarized below.



White Class (Birth - 1 year by August 31) – Mondays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Parent attends each class with child and stays in the classroom with his/her child the entire class period. Parent education discussions take place while the parent and child are in class each week.

Red Class ( Must be 1 years old by August 31) – Mondays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Parent attends each class with his/her child. The class parents are divided in to two groups. On alternating weeks, one group will work in the classroom with the teacher and all of the children; the other group will attend parent education discussions, in an adjoining room, during most of the class. The groups switch locations the next week.

Yellow Class (Must be 18 months old by August 31) – Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Parent attends each class with his/her child. The class parents are divided in to two groups. On alternating weeks, one group works in the classroom with the teacher and all of the children; the other group attends parent education discussions, in an adjoining room, during most of the class. The groups switch locations the next week.

Orange Class (Must be 2 years old by August 31) – Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Parent attends each class with his/her child. The class parents are divided in to two groups. On alternating weeks, one group works in the classroom with the teacher and all of the children; the other group attends parent education discussions, in an adjoining room, during most of the class. The groups switch locations the next week.

Green Class (Must be 3 years old by August 31) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Parent usually attends and works in class 1 out of every 4 classes, usually 2-3 times per month. Parent attends a monthly parent education class/class business meeting during the day when you are not scheduled to work in the classroom.

Blue Class  (Must be 3.5 years old by August 31) - Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Parent usually attends and works in class 1 out of every 4 classes, usually 2-3 times per month. Parent attends a monthly parent education class/class business meeting during the day when you are not scheduled to work in the classroom.

Purple Class (Must be 4 years by August 31) – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Parent usually attends and works in class 1 out of every 4 classes, usually 3-4 times per month. Parent attends a monthly parent education class/class business meeting during the day when you are not scheduled to work in the classroom.