The Co-op Experience

The parent and guardians of the children in Vaughan Co-op Nursery School own and run the school cooperatively, in partnership with trained and certified nursery school teachers and other staff.

One parent or caregiver from each family participates in a weekly duty day at the school, assisting teachers for 2 1/2 hours one morning or afternoon per week. Families also choose a parent job that supports the operation and maintenance of the school. As well, each family provides a nutritious snack for the children about once a month.

A parent executive board, elected by the members, makes the decisions necessary to run the school: hiring staff, setting policy, budgeting, etc.

Vaughan Co-op is a member of the Toronto & District Parent Co-operative Pre-school Corporation. For more information about P.C.P.C. (or to find a co-op in your neighbourhood), please visit their website at