A co-op preschool for the whole family
2023-2024 enrollment begins March 8th.
Toddler Class has limited openings available. Enroll your child today.
CLP OPEN HOUSE-MARCH 8TH 12:15-1:00
The first step for enrolling at CLP is to attened Open House, or schedule a private meeting with staff.
If you are interested in enrolling and would like to learn more about CLP, please RSVP for Open House! CLP teachers and staff will be on hand to answer all your questions about a cooperative preschool, how we will prepare your kiddo for Kindergarten, and more!
You and your child can explore and play in the classroom and take a peek at the recess area. Enrollment forms will be available or you can bring a completed form and be enrolled on the same day!
Central Lutheran Preschool is a bright happy cooperative preschool program located in Yakima. We aim to educate both our students and their families. CLP has two programs for Yakima Valley families. Our Toddler Class for ages 18m-3yrs provides an exciting and active setting for our youngest students to explore with their caregivers. Our preschool program for ages 3 years to 5 years uses play-based learning with a focus on science and process art to provide a well-rounded preschool experience.
WHAT IS A COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL?
Central Lutheran Preschool (CLP) is a non-profit school organized by parents, teachers and a Program Coordinator. It is run by an Executive Board consisting of parents. In addition to providing a developmentally-appropriate and stimulating environment for children, the program is also intended to support caregivers in their role as parents and teachers of their children. The entire administration and maintenance of the school, including such responsibilities as hiring teachers, making classroom purchases, recruiting new students, paying bills, fundraising, and cleaning and repairing facilities and equipment, are all done by parents and the teachers.
Parent play a large role in the functioning of CLP. 2 or 3 times per month, parents or other caregivers of students work in the preschool classroom as classroom helpers. Parent sign up for what helper role they would like, (art table, building center, dramatic play) and engage and play with students during their time in the classroom. It is a wonderful way to be involved in your child education.
Benefits a Co-op Preschool Offers Children:
- A wider world to explore and enjoy
- Encourages self-esteem and self-confidence
- Above average adult to child ratio in classroom
- Children play and learn to respect others
- Expressive materials, games and art activities
- Builds a positive attitude towards school
1 OR 2 DAY ENROLLEMENT
Ages 18 months to 3 years
Teacher Marcie leads a 2-hour class designed especially for the energetic Toddler age. Open play, teacher-assisted crafts, story time, and outside recess are a few of the things your child will explore with their caregiver by their side. Parents and caregivers love to use the time to talk with fellow parents. The toddler class is a great time for young ones to begin socializing with others and learn skills for preschool.
Toddler class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays.
2,3, OR 4 DAY ENROLLMENT
Ages 3 to 5 years
Teacher Andrea leads a play-based program revolving around monthly themes. Kiddos have free choice time to explore different play areas of the classroom. Circle time includes fun and interactive academics, followed by family style snack and recess. Class sizes vary, but there will always be 3 classroom helper parents and 1 teacher in the room! In this cooperative preschool setting, you will be a integral part to your childs preschool education, as well as the fellow classmates education!
TUITION AND ENROLLEMENT FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
The educational programs at CLP were created with our children’s needs in mind: to mature and develop in a safe yet stimulating environment. Take a look below to learn more about each program.
TODDLER CLASS TUITION PER MONTH
2 days per week: $100
PRESCHOOL TUITION PER MONTH
Enrollment of 2 days/week: $145
Enrollment of 3 days/week: $170
Enrollment of 4 days/week: $190
Extended Day: $90
HOW TO ENROLL
2023-2024 Enrollment: CLP will begin accepting Preschool enrollments on March 8th, 2023. Before enrolling, it is important to meet with CLP staff to make sure our program is the right fit for our family.
RSVP to Open House or schedule a private tour by emailing MichelleLBennett12@gmai.com
There is still room for new toddler families to start ASAP.
2023-2023 Toddler Class enrollment begins April 10th.
2022 Preschool Enrollment Form
2022 Toddler Class Enrollment Form
Interested in learning more about Central Lutheran Preschool? Send our Program Coordinator an email at MichelleLBennett12@gmail.com or message us on facebook.
1604 W Yakima Avenue Yakima, WA