Growing Gorillas Cooperative Preschool is designed to nurture your child’s social,
emotional, physical and intellectual development. Children practice respecting
themselves and others, making choices and problem solving. The program helps
children develop independence and self-confidence in a safe, comfortable environment.
They learn about the community and world around them through the creative
curriculum, field trips and guest speakers.
Through the cooperative partnership of parents and teacher, we provide a model of
community that will sustain and enrich our children’s lives.
In the beauty of small town living, is the life long friendships that start right here at GGCP!
A cooperative preschool is a place where parents and children learn together. Parents learn more about their own children, and their children’s friends, as the children learn more about the world.
The classroom experience can provide parents with a valuable understanding of how their child behaves like other children and how he or she is unique. By helping in the classroom, and participating in the parent education program, parents can acquire skills in guiding their children and meeting their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. The cooperative preschool is organized and administered by the parents. Parents hold offices, work on committees and assist the teacher as "parent helpers" in the classroom. The classroom operates under the direction of a trained teacher. The teacher determines the curriculum, maintains standard procedures for the school program, and serves as a resource on child development and parent education.
In a cooperative, the parents enrich the program by contributing their commitment, talent and skills. Their participation helps ensure the smooth operation of a high quality program. Parents find that the more they give, the more they, and the children, receive.
Your Child Can:
Parents Contribute to Success by:
The Teacher Will:
First day of school is fast approching!
Hello! My name is Scott Hopkins and I am very excited to be teaching the four day class again this year. I have been teaching at GGCP for 16 years now and am looking forward to the upcoming school year! Aside from teaching, I hold a bachelor's degree in history from Washington State University, parent helped in GGCP for two years, coached high school football, middle school football, little league, and t-ball for a total of 12 years. Attended several continuing educational courses and was a stay at home father, raising two fabulous children with my incredible wife Stacie. I have gained valuable experience over the past several years with preschoolers and am once again looking forward to the co-op approach to educating our children. The true benefits of a Co-Op Preschool are caring adults working, watching, teaching and learning with our children. It is a tremendous opportunity to watch our children grow and be active in THEIR learning experience. This will be a phenomenal year; the children will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace through the creative curriculum and activity center style environment. Lastly, I want to welcome you and your family to the Growing Gorillas Co-Op Preschool. I look forward to working with all of you!
Here at GGCP we have two amazing volunteers who help out in the classroom each day! Mr. Dick & Miss Brittany! Mr. Dick has been volunteering at GGCP for two years and Miss Brittany has been volunteering for four years!
Torri Mielke--VP, Membership
Colleen Hurt--VP, Fundraising
Growing Gorillas Cooperative Preschool is a member of PCPO, a dual-statewide organization (Oregon & Washington) composed of preschool parent representatives and officers and preschool teachers who meet monthly during the year. GGCP’s President & Treasurer serve as our PCPO representatives. The purpose of PCPO is to upgrade the standards of preschools, and to serve as a central body providing valuable information and services for preschool education and functions.
PCPO is broad in scope. It offers parents and member schools a chance for total improvement in all phases of preschool education, plus the knowledge and support of an organization fully informed on a state and national level.
Some services available to us as PCPO members are: Spring parenting conference, monthly parent education meetings, access to a central file of educational material, an insurance program, informative bulletins, school evaluations, teacher support, teacher placement information, personal help and visitations when requested, a directory of all preschool members of PCPO and reliable information on each, a new officers' workshop each spring, and many other helpful services. PCPO can be reached at 503-293-6161 or email@example.com.
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
1007 Washington Street, Davenport, Washington 99122, United States
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-12:00pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed