Member Responsibilities

Providence Nursery School is a cooperative program that relies on the involvement of parents to make our school a success. Parents assist in the classroom and lend their talents to committees and projects; the preschool brings families together with fun events and community traditions. When every family gets involved, our school and our children benefit!


In addition to meeting paperwork and tuition deadlines, all families with a student in the 2s, 3s, 3/4s and 4s classes:

  1. Co-op (assist) in the classroom on an assigned rotating schedule.*

  2. Perform an assigned Family Job.

  3. Volunteer 11 hours of time to the school, including 3 hours on a scheduled Clean-Up Day. Families with more than one child enrolled participate in an additional Clean-Up Day for each additional child.

  4. Attend three required evening meetings per year (Spring Coffee in May, Back to School Night in September, and General Membership in March). Co-oping parent(s) complete four hours of parent education per year.

Families with a student in the CDO class:

  1. Volunteer 7 hours of time to the school, including 3 hours on a scheduled Clean-Up Day. (Co-oping is not required in CDO. A Family Job is optional.)

  2. Attend three required evening meetings per year (Spring Coffee in May, Back to School Night in September, and General Membership in March).


*A limited number of families in the 2s, 3s, 3/4s, and 4s may “buy out” of co-oping in the classroom for a fee.

**Note: this is an overview. For a detailed explanation of member family responsibilities, please refer to your membership forms and school handbook.