I have been talking with some other mom's in my area about starting a co-op preschool for our kids beginning next fall (07). My daughter is 2, and although some of her little friends have started pre-school/daycare, she has never really ever been away from her father or I. The idea of sending her to an unknown place (even though I know there are some good pre-schools in our area) at age 3 is a little disturbing to me.
So I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to go about starting a co-op preschool? We would need to find a building to rent or buy and would probably be in need of some grants (we are in Humboldt Co., Ca.) I am wondering about the right size for a preschool class, do we need to hire a teacher, or is there some kind of certification that we as parents should have. I figure we ( the parents) should all take a CPR and conflict resolution class together, but what else?
I quess I am just looking for some ideas or if someone has already started a pre-school co-op, a basic guideline for getting started.
Thanks for any feedback!