Garfield Co-op Preschool employs a play-based curriculum to prepare your child for kindergarten and beyond. We offer preschool programs for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds, and a Parent-Toddler program.
Our programs foster a positive idea of school, a healthy self image, and a strong knowledge of academic concepts.
Our daily routine combines both structured and open-ended activities to provide children with opportunities for social, cognitive, and creative development. Optional field trips throughout the year support the curriculum. Daily activities include circle time, art projects, fine motor tasks, free play, and gross motor activities, as well as a nutritious snack.
Our spacious classroom allows us to provide children with many choices for free play including blocks, puzzles, manipulatives, doll houses, housekeeping, dress-up, reading nook, art easels, and a sand table.
"My son attended Garfield Co-Op Preschool for two years; the three year class and then the four year class. He absolutely loved it! He couldn't wait to go to school. We would have to count down to the next school day. I also loved it! Ms. B. is such a sweet teacher. She is kind and soft spoken with the children. Everyday she plans several activities and crafts that foster learning. I loved the co-op aspect of it too. I was able to work in the classroom and see what he learned everyday and how he interacted with other students. The field trips were super fun and educational. I would recommend Garfield Co-Op preschool to anyone."
"My daughter went through Garfield. We loved it so much that now our sons (4 and 2) are going through. Plan to be there another 3 school years. Mrs. B is the best! My 4 year old LOVES her. She makes learning fun and effortless. I don't think that the kids realize they are learning it's so much fun. I love the co-op structure, and being so involved in my kids education. So glad we found a home here."
"My now 5 year old son attended the 3 year and 4 year program and LOVED it here!!! Ms. B is amazing and wonderful with the kids. Great program to get your kid started in school. My other son is currently attending the 3 year program and loves his school! :) I have recommended to friends and will continue to do so!!"