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Welcome to Creative Discoveries Preschool, Salem's only cooperative preschool.  We are a parent-operated school, registered with the State of Oregon as a non-profit organization. Open to the entire community, we serve children eighteen months to five years of age.


A Cooperative Preschool

Creative Discoveries Preschool is operated by a group of parents who take an active interest in their children’s first educational experience. Parents help the teacher in the classroom and are involved in school decisions and policy-making. Parents are also provided educational opportunities through conferences and parent-education meetings. Families receive moral support and mutual understanding from other parents with the same concerns, interests and problems – support which often results in life-long friendships.

We offer:
- Nurturing teachers
- A stimulating and safe environment for exploration
- Integrated (cooperative) parent-teacher-child approach
- A place where parents work in the classroom
- Supportive and caring classroom environment

About Our Organization
Creative Discoveries Preschool is a member of Parent Child Preschools of Oregon (PCPO)-
a non-profit organization of more than 60 cooperative preschools and kindergartens.
Parent Involvement
Parent involvement is essential to our program.  Two to three parents assist the teacher each day in the classroom as “parent-teachers”.  Each family holds a job, works on a committee, or serves on the board of directors. All our families make a commitment to our fundraising efforts.
What CDP Parents are saying
"I like being a part of a co-op since every family has a job to do. We work together to make decisions and get to be part of a little community. Here you will find parents who care."