About the Starksboro Cooperative Preschool:

The Starksboro Cooperative Preshcool (SCP) is an independent organization owned and operated by our members. SCP is a non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status and meets all costs through tuition and fund raising. SCP is housed in the basement of the Starksboro Village Meetinghouse on Vermont Route 116 in the heart of Starksboro Village (please note: that site has old info about us!).

SCP is to provide a positive first school experience, and a high quality, affordable child care option for the children of Starksboro and the surrounding communities. We wish to instill a love of learning through play and exploration, and to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready and able to succeed to their best ability.

The Starksboro Cooperative Preschool is governed by a Board of Directors which devotes many hours of volunteer time and expertise. Board meetings are held monthly, and parents are encouraged to attend. We host social events each year as well, and occasional parent information nights. We employ paid teachers who share teaching responsibilities.

Our Philosophy:

We believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn, and that the greatest learning occurs through social interaction.  We embrace families as an integral part of our school community.  We believe that as we share our resources, strengths, and personal connections, our students, their families and the Starksboro community will flourish and grow. 

Our Curriculum:

Our play-based curriculum offers a variety of activities in the fields of art, music, science, pre-math and pre-literacy. Our goal is to produce invested, self-motivated learners. By reinforcing social and academic skills, we build a sense of community and a positive climate for learning into our curriculum. We incorporate both small and large group activities each day. Along with two circle times, we meet in learning groups daily. Each learning group is led by an adult, is comprised of 3-4 children, and focuses on a specific area of learning. We also have free play, a group story, snack, and outside time each day.