A non profit cooperative preschool at

5815 SW Gillcrest Court, Portland OR 97221

Benefits For Parents:
  • Participation in their children's education away from home.
  • A better understanding of their children's individuality through observing them with children of the same age.
  • A voice in school decisions and policy-making.
  • Education in child development and parenting skills at parent meeting, PCPO conferences, and through publications.
  • Mutual understanding and moral support from other parents with the same concerns, interests, and problems.
  • Memories of activities shared with children.


(Benefits courtesy of PCPO website)

Benefits of a Co-op Preschool
Benefits For Children:
  • New experiences and a wider world to explore and enjoy.
  • A teacher who encourages their sense of self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Parents in the classroom which insures an above average adult to child ratio.
  • Children of similar ages with whom to play and learn respect for the differences and rights of others.
  • Play equipment, learning games, expressive materials, and art activities not generally available at home.
  • Field trips, story-telling, musical and dramatic play, exercise for large motor muscles and activities to stimulate small muscle coordination.
  • A positive attitude toward future school attendance.

Family members, children and teachers cooperate to make our school special.  At GPPS, parents are involved in their child’s preschool experience.  Parent involvement keeps tuition low and, more importantly, gives the school a rich, nurturing environment.  Co-op preschools offer benefits to both children and parents.