Located: 11717 SE 240th St, Kent WA 98031     Mail: PO Box 6153, Kent WA 98064

ph. 253.234.7704   

Parent Participation

The success of our school depends on everyone doing his or her part. To ensure that the preschool functions smoothly and is financially secure, co-op members must meet the following responsibilities:


  • Be on time to class and work in the classroom on a rotating basis. 2-3 times per month. This varies depending on the class and enrollment levels (once per week for Sparrows and 2-3 times per month for Owls and Eagles).

  • Find a replacement when you can’t attend class (trade working days with another parent).

  • Provide a healthy snack for the class on a rotating basis.

  • Assist in cleaning up and making the school ready for the next class.

  • Serve as a class officer, committee member, or board member. You can choose your Team Member Position for the upcoming school year in the spring.

  • Attend Bates Parent Education classes, and all-school functions. 

  • Pay All Appropriate Tuition, Fees and Costs

  • Participate in one Classroom Cleaning Night per semester to deep clean the classrooms and equipment.


Throughout the year, there will be many opportunities to participate in events that help raise money for the school and help alleviate the fundraising fee for each student. For more information about some of the fundraising opportunities we offer, visit our Fundraising page.

The Board reserves the right to withdraw a child if a family does not comply with parental requirements.


Members have an opportunity to sign an agreement describing their participation at Fall Orientation.