Co-op can be successful in attaining the above goals because of its high
adult-child ratio. This situation provides more opportunity for language
development, the ability to choose from a greater variety of activities,
and the opportunity for special activities that require a one-to-one
relationship. It frees the teacher from housekeeping chores, so that he or
she can concentrate on the children and their needs. The children are known
to the teacher and to each other within the context of their entire family,
and they can learn to become familiar with and care about other families.
Parents in Co-op have an opportunity for involvement in the broad education
of their children. Participation in Co-op also enables discussion and exchange
with other parents and the teachers regarding child development, family/child
relationships, parenting skills, and the larger community and its resources.
"Is a Co-operative Preschool Right for Your Family?" - Associated Content