All classrooms follow the 'Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences' and follow the Reading Public Schools direction regarding enrollment ages for the classrooms. Below is a small sampling of curriculum that children will learn and practice through many different formats. Children will learn:
Class overviews are listed below.
Infant & Toddler Room
At CCP, parents have the opportunity to partner together with teachers to participate in their child's first school experience. Parents assist in a classroom on a rotating basis (approximately one time per month) and participate in the classroom activities planned by the teacher. Parents are also asked to participate on a committee of their choice.
In addition to the parent/teacher partnership, being part of a coop helps build community and lifelong friendships.
Why Choose a Cooperative Preschool?
See what other parents say about their CCP experience under the "Testimonial" tab.
In its perpetual mission to accommodate the changing needs of its families, CCP realizes that not all parents are able to fulfill the cooperative commitment to the program—whether due to employment obligations, the need to care for a family member during CCP time, or just the need for time for oneself. While not wanting to abandon the cooperative premise on which the program was founded and which makes CCP truely unique, we will continue to be a cooperative program. However CCP will begin offering an Opt-Out tuition rate* for those parents who are unable to fulfull their cooperative commitment. Please call CCP's Director, Eileen McTaggart, at 781-944-0612 for more information.
* The Opt-Out rate will be slightly higher than the standard Co-op rate to cover paid vs. volunteer classroom aides in order to maintain our outstanding child-to-adult ratios.
Enrichment opportunities are offered and may differ from year to year. These opportunities are offered to all children at CCP and each session is tailored to the age level of the learner. This year we offer yoga, music, an author visit, librarian visits, and a special guest for the large unit of study in the spring!
Promoting good nutrition is an important part of our curriculum. Children often help to prepare snack. An allergy friendly snack and milk or water is provided daily. A brand specific snack list is periodically posted through online sign up. We are prepared for children who have severe food allergies. CCP is an allergy aware school and uses SnackSafely.com as our guide.
Outdoor Play Space
CCP is celebrating 50 years by installing an outdoor playground and play space. Please click here for more information on how you can help! Thank you!
CCP is a half day program offering classes from September to June for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
6 Salem St
Reading, MA 01867
Hours: M-F 9AM-12PM,
September - June
Limited director hours July & August
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Business Manager: Jeanne Spignese
Our teachers are certified by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education Care and participate in ongoing professional development. The faculty is certified in First Aid and CPR.