What is a Cooperative School?

A co-op nursery school combines the expertise of teaching professionals with the special talents of parents to provide a loving, healthy and safe learning environment for children.

As a co-op parent, you have the opportunity to observe your child interacting with their peers, and form long lasting friendships with like minded parents along the way.

“Working in the classroom is a great way to experience how your children learn through play; from making snack, helping with art projects and imaginative play”  –Teacher Vikki Gomez

As part of giving back to our community, UMC families participate in a variety of school service opportunities.

UMC offers 4 levels of co-op participation with tuition based accordingly. There are a limited number of Non, Partial A and Partial B positions available.

Full Co-opFull Participation in the UMC community.

What is required?

  • Work in the classroom 1 day a week
  • Have a school job
  • 2 Maintenance days*
  • School Service
  • Attend 2 Parent Meetings
Partial A Co-opClassroom participation but no school job.

What is required?

  • Work in the classroom 1 day a week
  • No school job
  • 2 Maintenance days*
  • School Service
  • Attend 2 Parent Meetings
** Partial B Co-opSchool job but no classroom participation.

What is required?

  • Join our fundraising committee
  • No classroom workday
  • 2 Maintenance days*
  • School Service
  • Attend 2 Parent Meetings
Non Co-opNo classroom or school participation required.

What is required?

  • No classroom workday
  • No school job
  • No maintenance days
  • School service
  • Attend 2 Parent Meetings
* Buyout available