Our preschool is a non-profit, parent-run organization, licensed by the State of Michigan. St. John’s Episcopal Church graciously contributes the use of the facilities and subsidizes scholarships for families with need, but the operation of the preschool is solely the responsibility of the parents and teacher. Thus the word “Cooperative” is included in our title – as cooperation between parents and teachers is needed.
Tuition schedules are set to cover the salaries of the teachers and aides, who are the only paid employees of the preschool. The preschool has no administrative or maintenance staff so activities such as cleaning and repairs depend on the volunteer efforts of parents.
The preschool board is staffed by 4 officers (President, Administrator, Treasurer & Secretary) and a number of committee chairs (Newsletter, Program, Publicity, Ways & Means, Equipment/Supply, Membership, Job Chair, Tuition, and Church Liaison). This volunteer group of parents is responsible for making all budget and policy decisions regarding the preschool. The teachers serve as non-voting advisors.
Under each of the committee chairs lie a vast number of specific job responsibilities that are necessary in order to keep the school running smoothly. The jobs include everything from health and licensing issues, to fundraising, supplies, and program coordination.
So as you can see, we need the support of each and every one of you! Whether you’ve volunteered to be President or wash paint shirts, your role is critical to the successful operation of the school. Thank you for your commitment to the school and your child!