Mission Statement

The Parent Cooperative for Early Learning (PCEL) is a full-day, year-round preschool, serving families who require care for their children. We are a multicultural community, organized as a cooperative and jointly owned by the families and professional staff. Parent Co-op works in partnership with the families, teachers, and community, to attend to the social-emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of our growing children with a curriculum grounded in our teachers’ knowledge of what is developmentally appropriate.

We depend on one another for the school to function smoothly. We value our diversity, family atmosphere, and the opportunities our children have to create, think, solve problems, work, and play cooperatively. Our children develop confidence through mastery and experience trust in a safe environment.