Triangle Cooperative Preschool offers separate classes for three-year-olds and four-year-olds. There are two semesters per school year. Tuition assistance is available on a limited basis.
Class for 3 year-olds:
- Meets Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
- Children must be three years old by September 1 to enroll.
- 2016-2017 proposed tuition is $384/semester, $768/year.
Class for 4 year-olds:
- Meets Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 to noon.
- Children must be four years old by September 1 to enroll.
- 2016-2017 proposed tuition is $569/semester, $1,138/year*
*Our tuition is increasing this year due to strategic class size reduction and class length increase.
Triangle offers children a play-based curriculum that encourages the development of physical and social skills and provides daily opportunities for learning through play. Children are encouraged to think creatively, discover the importance of taking responsibility for himself or herself, and learn to function and cooperate in a group.
Because Triangle emphasizes learning through play, children naturally gain self-confidence and a sense of competence through completed tasks and play activities, and also learn to make choices among a variety of daily activities. Learning through play provides a fun way for children to develop their language, reasoning, and cognitive skills in a safe and comfortable environment.
A Day at Triangle
Assist parents arrive to help set up the classroom and prepare for the day.
Children arrive and are greeted by the teacher and assist parents. Assist parents help children hang up coats and tote bags and children enjoy free play.
First circle time. Children gather on the circle time rug and the teacher goes over the weather, the calendar, and the activities of the day (usually related to a curricular unit).
Free play. Children can choose among the activities of the day, including art projects and creative projects at the language arts table, manipulative toys such as puzzles, large motor activities, the sensory table, reading stories, and many other activities.
Clean-up. Children help the teacher and assist parents clean up before the second circle time.
Second circle time. Children gather on the circle time rug and the teacher reads a story related to the day’s activities; there may also be show and tell, mystery readers, and other special circle time activities related to the curriculum for the day.
Hand washing and snack. Children go as a group to the bathroom to wash hands, then return to the classroom for a snack.
Music and movement time.
Outside time. Weather permitting, children finish the day playing outside on the playground.