Family Responsibilities

Member Duties

(Note:Parent/Child Class is not included as a Member)
By enrolling your child in the Boise Cooperative Preschool you have initiated a rewarding and enriching experience for both you and your child. You have also become members of the Boise Cooperative Preschool Corporation, a private non-profit educational organization.

BCP is operated and managed solely by the volunteer efforts of the parents who are its members. Our only paid staff is the teachers. It is vital to the success of our school that our members fulfill their responsibilities. The Boise Cooperative Preschool depends on the members running the school through working on committees, serving on the Board of Directors, helping out where help is needed, and generally using their unique talents and energies.  In order to keep our operating costs and tuition low, each family is required to become a member of BCP with duties and responsibilities. Some responsibilities include:

  • Abide by BCP bylaws: Our bylaws can be found on our website under Member Information.
  • Attend Mandatory Meetings: BCP has three mandatory events that members must attend. They include Fall Orientation, Fall Harvest Meeting and Spring Rodeo Meeting.
  • Classroom Helper: A parent or caregiver, who has been cleared with a background check, is required to serve 1-2 times a month in their child’s classroom to help with classroom activities, bring snack or oversee free time.
  • Committee: Each family is required to serve on a committee or on the board of directors. Our committees range from purchasing and maintenance to teacher support.
  • Housekeeping Day: A parent or caregiver must attend a housekeeping day once a year. Housekeeping days are scheduled monthly and are a time for parents to deep clean the preschool.
  • Submit a School Evaluation: In January, BCP sends out a mid-year school evaluation. We ask members to fill them out and give our school feedback to what needs improvement and what is working for our families
  • Tuition: Pay tuition on time! Since we are a cooperative, our tuition is what keeps our preschool going. If you have any questions regarding tuition, please e-mail our Treasurer

You can find a detailed overview of member responsibilities in our BCP Handbook.

Membership Policies

Boise Cooperative Preschool admits students of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or scholarship and loan programs.