I was in a pre-school co-op when my boys were small. We had a 10 week cycle. We limited to 8 kids. We had a meeting at the beginning of the 10 weeks, &planned the next 9 weeks of pre-school. Each mom taught 1 week, the so that we each had 7 weeks free. 1st week of the cycle meeting, 4 weeks of teaching, then the next week a field trip, then 4 weeks of teaching, then we started again. We planned a theme for the next 8 weeks, each mom taught about a letter, a number & color. If a mom couldn't teach on her week she had to trade with another mom. If she didn't do her week, she was dropped, we had a waiting list to get into our co-op, so you didn't want to be kicked out.
Get your parents together and set up rules & a system that will work for you. Decide if you want to purchase curriculum, or plan yourselves. We bought big tubs & filled them w/ art and school supplies, & each week the mom to teach next took the tubs home.
at 10:08 AM on Sep. 17, 2009