Our Programs
Nurturing a fun learning experience since 1973!

Boise Cooperative Preschool (BCP) was established in 1973 and is a non-profit corporation run by the parents — creating a nurturing and affordable preschool experience. The Boise Cooperative Preschool offers a classroom community where teachers and parents work together to support the children’s explorations and discoveries. We provide a safe, stimulating, and fun environment for children to develop socially, emotionally, creatively, and physically. There is emphasis on the process of learning rather than a specific result. Every child and parent who belongs to the Boise Cooperative Preschool is valued and supported.

Classes are offered for children 3 to 5 years old. Each class is conducted by a fully-qualified, experienced teacher in early education and has a college degree. All parents (grandparents or other family members), take turns serving as classroom helpers.

Our goal is to set the stage with a safe, interesting, and fun environment; dedicated teachers; loving parents; and eager young minds.

Our Goals For You

  • To observe your child in relation to a group of youngsters of approximately the same age.
  • To achieve objectivity concerning your child.
  • To learn new techniques of communicating with your child.
  • To talk about your child’s growth with a trained educator as well as with other parents.
  • To work creatively with a group.

Our Goals for Your Child

  • To make a happy transition from home to school.
  • To learn to respect and get along with others.
  • To feel secure with adults other than parents.
  • To develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • To share–both objects and adult attention.
  • To learn some acceptable ways of expressing aggression.
  • To develop problem solving skills
  • To experience growth in verbal expression.
  • To explore creative materials such as clay, paint and water.
  • To develop an interest in living things.
  • To take responsibility for personal care.
  • To improve their ability to finish what is begun. To help clean up and put away materials used.