About Us

McKinley Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit, non-discriminatory organization established in 1975. Administration of the Preschool is managed entirely by the members. The preschool is licensed by the State of Michigan, Department of Social Services, and must meet all the requirements of that governmental agency.

The purpose of our preschool is to administer and maintain a developmental program for toddlers and preschool children. Our emphasis is on providing an environment that encourages each child’s natural curiosity and creativity. The preschool experience will increase independence and socialization skills through a variety of experiences in art, music, science, and play. The children learn to play well together, grow, and develop self-esteem.

Our cooperative preschool tries very hard to provide stimulating experiences for both parent and child. With parents in the background, the child takes their first step outside the home. The child learns to establish new relationships with adults other than their parents, particularly with the teacher. In turn, the parents, through their involvement in the preschool, acquire a greater understanding of all preschool children, and the ability to evaluate their own child’s development.


Come find out why children and parents love

McKinley Cooperative Preschool!


What is a Cooperative Preschool?

A Cooperative Preschool is an early school environment that encourages socialization

and education with both teacher and parent involvement.

Benefits of McKinley Cooperative Preschool

  • Affordable Tuition
  • Enables you to be a part of your child’s education
  • High Adult/Child Ratio
  • Your Child Will: 
    • Build Self-esteem
    • Enhance Socialization Skills
    • Learn Through Play
    • Make Decisions
    • Solve Problems
    • Express Themselves Creatively in Language and Art
  • Parents Gain Teaching Techniques

What Will Be Expected Of Me As A Co-op Parent?

  • Pay tuition and registration
  • Participate in fundraising programs, each family currently has a $250 yearly goal.
  • Meet health requirements (i.e. physical exams, up to date immunizations or waiver).
  • Attend the Fall Orientation and General Membership Meetings held the second week of the month during class time.
  • Assist during your child’s class time (Typically 2 times a month).
  • Each parent is assigned a class job (i.e. housekeeping, classroom parties, library, etc…)