Welcome to the Watsonville Cooperative Preschool! We are a non-profit, parent-participation preschool that is a program of Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education, located in the Linscott Charter School building at 220 Elm St., Watsonville.
We are a parent cooperative, which means our parent members participate directly in running the preschool by making decisions, serving in leadership positions, support jobs, raising money, and working in the classroom. Parent members are registered students of the Watsonville-Aptos Adult School and attend night meetings and seminars to further their understanding and knowledge about their children and parenting skills. Parents serve the children as active listeners, observers, facilitators of play and conflict resolution.
For our children, we are committed to offering a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities and nurturing the "whole" child. We support social and emotional growth by facilitating and modeling problem solving skills. Children discover and learn through play and social contact with others. Children are free to explore a variety of materials and build skills through paint, clay, collage, water, sand, musical instruments, blocks, manipulatives, carpentry, outdoor equipment, gardening, cooking, and dramatic play. We work toward building a solid foundation in language arts, pre-math, and science.
Watsonville Cooperative Preschool is open from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. daily, when in session. Please call (831) 761-6647 and leave a message if there is no answer. Please direct questions about Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education programs to their main office at (831) 786-2160