Fees and Volunteering

Fees and Volunteering

It is the mission of ESHCo to keep fees as low as possible.  Steep discounts for multiple children and a generous discount for primary teachers make ESHCo inclusive and family-friendly.  All fees go toward leasing our facilities, purchasing insurance, and buying needed supplies for our co-op classes. There are no separate membership fees.  Fees are subject to change. 
Note:  the fee structure has been changed and streamlined for the 2017-2018 academic year.  There are no separate lanyard, cleaning, and concert fees.  For some families, the fees will have increased to account for our improved co-op facilities and increased concert costs.  For others, they will have decreased, to prevent excessive financial burden on large families.  
Edit
1ST CHILD
Additional Children
FAMILY CAPPrimary Teacher DIscount
$60
$30 for all additional children enrolled in classes, including preschool No family shall pay more than $110 per sessionPrimary teachers will receive a $50 waiver for each class period taught, with the discount not to exceed a minimum payment of $25.00  
The above fee structure allows children to enroll in any or all of the class periods for the entire 6-week session.
Volunteering
ESHCo relies on parent involvement to keep the co-op program affordable and working smoothly.  Each participating parent will be assigned a volunteer duty for each 6-week session, based on preference and ability.   Volunteer duties include the following
PRIMARY TEACHER:
Primary teachers will plan and lead quality, hands-on enrichment classes for six weeks. Teachers are expected to buy any special supplies not stocked in the supply closet (for which they are promptly reimbursed). Teachers are also expected to plan a “sick day” lesson for their secondary teacher, in case of illness or other emergency.   Teachers are also responsible for making a phone call to his or her secondary teacher as soon as possible to inform him or her of the absence.  Primary teachers are also responsible for leaving their classroom areas clean, and will have the help of a dedicated secondary teacher for setup, breakdown, and to help with in-class activities. Primary teachers may leave older babies and preschool-aged children in the nursery while they are teaching. Please note that class size usually ranges from 8-12 children. 
TEACHER PERKS: Primary teachers will receive a $50 discount for each class period taught, with the discount not to exceed a minimum payment of $25.  In addition, primary teachers will receive priority registration.
SECONDARY TEACHER:  
Secondary teachers will be assigned one or two classes for the duration of the session as a helper for the primary teacher.  Secondary teachers are required to assist the primary teacher in setting up and breaking down the class, keeping order in the classroom, and assisting the teacher as needed. Secondary teachers will not be required to plan the class in any way; they are simply there to assist the primary teacher in making sure the class runs smoothly.  Secondary teachers may be called upon to teach a class (using a lesson plan the primary teacher has provided) in the event that the primary teacher is away.  We will place secondary teachers according to the parent’s preferences, and are happy to place volunteers in the same classes as their children if scheduling allows.
NURSERY AND/OR PRESCHOOL VOLUNTEER:  
We know how hard it is to volunteer with small children in tow! Parents who have babies or toddlers in the nursery room are not expected to teach or be away from their young children if that would cause the parent or child stress. Parents may simply stay in the nursery with their child(ren) while, on occasion, helping to watch the young child of someone who is teaching. They may also be called upon to help out with preschool activities as they are able. Depending on the number of parent volunteers, nursery and preschool volunteers may be called upon to perform light clean-up duties in the preschool and nursery rooms.
Comments