SIDNEY – Have you registered your child for preschool this year? Are you looking to give your child more social, structured, and educational experiences before starting kindergarten? The Sidney Cooperative Nursery School can offer your child a warm and welcoming environment to learn, grow, play, and meet new friends.
The Co-op is located at the Trinity Church Of The Brethren at 222 N. Main St. and has been serving the children of Sidney and the surrounding area for over 40 years.
The nursery class is taught by Jane Ulrich. She has taught at the school since 2005 and was an aide at Holy Angels School for 12 years. Jeanne Fuller will be with Mrs. Ulrich in the nursery class and brings with her over 10 years of experience with preschoolers.
Kris Berlekamp is the school’s Pre-K teacher and has been with the Co-op for over 15 years. In the classroom with Mrs. Berlekamp will be Kim Sollman. This is her first year with the co-op and they are excited to bring her aboard. Kim has been a teaching for over 10 years.
The teachers offer an enrichment program as well, giving students an opportunity to advance their learning in an extra class each week.
The Co-op also has a special reading resource program provided to their preschool students in order to help better prepare them for kindergarten. This program is taught by retired first grade school teacher, Karen Stockstill.
She works with the students in small groups, accesses their skills, makes a plan, and works with them on their individual needs. The children enjoy their time with Mrs. Stockstill and both the Co-op teachers and parents praised the program and its benefits last year.
This year the Co-op is the recipient of The United Way Grant, which will fund the implementation of the program and allow students more time in the reading resource class.
At the Co-op, they encourage parents to become involved in their child’s education by participating in the classroom or serving on the board. It is the perfect chance to aide in a child’s preschool development and watch them interact with their teachers and friends. Children will be excited to have their parents in class with them for the day.
We also have a summer camp “ABC, 123 Back to School” refresher class. This special class is designed specifically for children aged 4 or 5 preparing for pre-K or Kindergarten. There will be a focus on the main concepts and curriculum through fun learning activities. This class is $25, runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Aug. 5 and each child will need to bring a packed lunch. Pre-registration is required for all of the summer classes. Contact the school at 937-492-9744 to save a space in the classes.
Check out The Sidney Cooperative Nursery School online at www.sidneyco-op.com or call 937-492-9744 for registration information.
This article was submitted by the Sidney Cooperative Nursery School.