Program Details

AM Program


9:00 to 11:30 am

3 Days per Week

Class size: 24 children (per day)

One teacher and eight working parents per day

A typical day's schedule includes:

  • A personal greeting
  • Large blocks of free time for the children to make choices
  • Music Time: Singing/dancing/movement exploration
  • Snack time in small groups; stories at least twice a day
  • Crafts, carpentry, puppets, sand play, science experiments, dramatic play, cooking, gardening
  • Pets: Chickens, bunnies, guinea pigs, fish
  • Indoor and outdoor play available almost every day to foster large and small motor development

Field trips to local attractions, such as the post office, dental office, paramedics, and library are included during the second semester.

PM Program


12:15 to 3:30 pm

3 Days per Week

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Class size: 24 children (per class)

One teacher (per class) and eight working parents per day


A typical day's schedule includes:

  • A personal greeting
  • Greeting Time to discuss the day's plans
  • Small group directed lesson for only 12 students designed to include pre-reading, pre-math, pre- kindergarten skills
  • Large group storytime at the day's end
  • Snack time in small groups
  • Many opportunities for the child to choose outdoor or indoor activities related to cooking, crafts, science, gardening, pets
  • Movement exploration and fine & large motor development challenges daily

The  PM program also includes field trips every other Thursday on excursions such as nature walks, ice-skating, bowling, and taking a Caltrain ride. 

Each child is honored as "Star of the Week" once during the year.

Family Involvement


The parents at our school learn as much, if not more, than the preschooler. Understanding your child's development is one of the keys to a more productive, more positive child/parent relationship. By working in the school under the guidance of credentialed teachers, the parents are able to nurture this relationship.

Most importantly, Cupertino Co-op offers parents not only the opportunity to send their children to preschool, but also afford the parents the excitement of sharing the preschool experience with them and making lifelong friendships.


A parent, grandparent, or other important family member must:

  • Work at the school one half-day per week, under the direction of a credentialed teacher
  • Attend two evening meetings per month
  • Be available for four Emergency Days per school year
  • Contribute ten Committee Hours per school year
  • Contribute three Special Project Hours per school year
  • Share in the maintenance and administration of the school, by working two Janitorial Weekends per school year.

Affordable Tuition

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year for our 3's program is $2,700 per child.  The tuition for our 4's program is $3,200.  Tuition can be paid in a lump sum at the beginning of the year for the entire year, or in 10 installments, with the first installment due when enrollment forms are turned in. Monthly installments will be due September to May. There is also a one-time $200 materials fee per child when forms are turned in.

Cupertino Co-op is a non-profit, multicultural, non-sectarian educational organization licensed by the state of California and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our tuition remains low because of the continuous efforts of our parents to support the school in many ways.