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Voluntary Background Check and Registration Fee

As a Co-op preschool, parents are required to work in the classroom. For the Gold, Red, and Orange classes you will work in the classroom two times a month. For Blue, Green, and Purple classes you may work up to 3-4 times per month in the classroom. A parent, grandparent, nanny, or other family members may fulfill this volunteer obligation for your child’s enrollment. Kent-Meridian Co-op Preschool realizes that educating preschool children in a cooperative setting creates risks to the children incumbent upon their being present in a room with an unsupervised adult other than their parent; and the Board considers these risks will be minimized by the use of background checks to screen parents and other volunteers for past convictions that might make them inappropriate candidates to assist in the education of young children or in service to the Board. Thus every volunteer will be required to complete a criminal background check and a child protection course provided by St. James Episcopal Church before volunteering in the classroom. These background checks will be completed through the Washington State Patrol (WATCH) Program and are confidential. Only the preschool board member who collects and submits these background check requests will know the results. If an unfavorable result is received on your background check, you will be given a copy of the results and an opportunity to explain or dispute the results before a decision will be made to allow you in the classroom to volunteer. Further detailed information is available through the Preschool Policy & Procedures Manual under the Background Check Policy.  Click the link below to down load the Voluntary Background Check Form.


Registration Payment

The registration fee is due upon submission of your application online. This will confirm your child's registration for class. The registration fee is always non-refundable, unless the class is full at the time of payment. If you are enrolling more than one child, choose family registration. Please ensure that you type the student(s)’s name and class in the note field.  Registration forms will be processed on a first come first served basis. Returning families must be up-to-date on their current tuition account in order to reserve a spot in a class for next year.  If you need further assistance, please contact our registrar at


Fee for registration is non-refundable

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