Parent Cooperative ("Co-op") Program
Due to restrictions from Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing regarding visitors to our school, we have suspended the Parent Cooperative Program for the 2020-21 school year. We will continue to provide parent support and education through various webinars and online sessions as an extension of the Co-op Program.
We hope you will join us at virtual events as often as your schedule allows, and volunteer if possible when opportunities present themselves. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with you and your family. Co-op as you know it will resume in the 2021-22 school year!
From the very beginning of Wilmington Montessori School, parent interest, involvement and support have guided our school. The Parent Co-op Program allows our entire community to benefit from the abundant talents and interests of our families.
Each family commits to 25 volunteer hours each year of enrollment. Whether sharing a professional skill, serving on a committee or as a board member, or coordinating tasks to assist in the classroom, parent involvement is an essential element to the WMS community. WMS's Co-op Program enhances each child's experience in the school by creating a "village" of support that includes many caring adults in the child's life and also allows for everyone to participate in important work at the school.
While the Parent Co-op Program helps keep tuition down, more importantly, the program provides a unique learning experience for our children, cultivating a real sense of community and giving parents the opportunity to work with teachers and meet other parents while making a very real contribution to the school. When children see the adults in their lives active in their school, it shapes their perception of the importance of education and strengthens their school experience.