Membership Requirements

Note: The information below applies to a typical in-person school year. Click here for information about the 2020-21 school year.

In addition to age-eligibility, Brooklyn Preschool has three main membership requirements: parent teaching, performing a family job, and fundraising obligations.

Any family able to meet these requirements is eligible to join Brooklyn Preschool. Members are also required to pay tuition and fees.

Brooklyn Preschool maintains a strict non-discrimination policy, in which membership is available to everyone, regardless of race, ability, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

Is my child age-eligible? 

  • Brooklyn Preschool has a 2-day-a-week Lions class (Tuesday/Friday) for students ages three to four years old, a 3-day-a-week Dragonfly class (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday) for students ages four to five years old, and a 2-day-a-week Jellyfish class (Tuesday/Thursday) for 2-year-olds.
  • Students who turn three by September 1 are age-eligible for our 2-day Lions class.
  • Students who turn four by September 1 are age-eligible for our 3-day Dragonfly class.
  • Students who turn two by September 1 are age-eligible for our 2-day Jellyfish class.
  • If classes are not fully enrolled by August 1 of the upcoming school year, age-eligibility may be extended to students whose birthdays fall within one month of the September 1 age-eligibility cutoff date.

What is my parent teaching commitment?

  • Brooklyn families teach in the classroom an average of 2 to 3 times a month, depending on the number of days their child attends school.
  • Each day there are three parents in the classroom, in addition to a fourth parent who assists during our outdoor time.
  • Parent teachers also attend mandatory membership meetings every other month. These meetings are an opportunity to ask questions, converse with other co-op members, receive training and education, and discuss school business.

What is a family job?

  • Every co-op family performs a member job that vitally contributes toward our school’s day-to-day and overall operations. Each job is unique and requires a different skill-set and time commitment.
  • Some examples of family jobs at Brooklyn: Teacher’s assistant, field-trip coordinator, snack buyer, gardener, class cook, community builder, newsletter editor, class photographer, and positions on the school’s board of directors.

How much does it cost?

Costs include monthly tuition, insurance, and a fundraising obligation.