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Why does my preschool need the parents to buy so much?

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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I am wondering if anyone elses preschools make the parents buy things such as beans for the bean table, paper cups, plates, etc, voluteer 2 times a month, manditory fundraisers with the minimum $100 or you have to pay $75 out of pocket if you choose not to do the fundraiser. I am so sick of all this stuff! I like the preschool but not all this crap that I am mentioning. I can just deal with it, but does anyone else know of preschools like this. I already have to pay $240 for each semester. It is a coop preschool if that helps.

by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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Kris_PBG
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:16 PM

$240 a semester is ridiculously cheap - probably the reason these things are mandator and have a high supply list.

othermom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Ours is $70 a month for two hakf days a week. We had to buy a few supplies, but not much. For parties and stuff we can supply stuff too.

oboe_chik
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:17 PM

I think thats kinda crappy...I could see bringing in a little but nothing like that. My DD goes to the preschool side of her daycare and the most I have ever brought in is scrap paper for the art center (all my old school papers lol...im sure the other parents are proud of how well I do lol) and plastic grocery bags that they use for a variety of things.


LeXisMoMMi04
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:18 PM

well i think that is pretty cheap if your wanting your child to go to a coop preschool

but my DD is in preschool.. public, and I had to spend about 50 bucks.. give and take..

I think that they do more arts in crafts which require more "stuff".. but yea. sounds cheap to me. i dunno tho. my dd will never go to a private school

mommybecky
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

$240 per semester is a steal.  We pay $110 a month for 3 mornings a week.  We also have to supply things like plates, napkins, cups, crayons, etc.  We also do fundraisers (albeit not mandatory).  We even take turns bringing the snack, which has to include 2 food groups and a drink, plus napkins and cups.  Not to mention the $40 enrollment fee, and the $25 activity fee.

Mommy2LPK
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Thats what a co-op preschool is. The parents are involved with the teaching of the children.
The one my son will be starting is like this:
We have to pay a cleaning fee.
Come in twice a month to help with the class.
Raise over 200 hundred dollars in fundraisers for EACH child. I will have two in this school next yr! If you don't raise enough, you have to pay  whats left over.
Snack once a month
and of course the monthly fee!

Im sure there's more, just can't think of them off the top of my head!

 

Shylie
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

I haven't had dealings with a coop. Ours are free and are integrated with the public school system. All parents have to do is provide birth certificate, immunizations, etc. and show up for a couple hours of volunteer time a week. It's great. The kids learn so much.

Sounds like a coop has lots to offer but lots to fork out for too.

 

 

Mommy2Jayson
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:22 PM

WOW!!! That is cheap. The preschool I have my son on a waiting list for is 75 a week for only 3 days a week. That's 300 a month... and what like 1200 a semester.. I am envious,  would buy some beans for that price

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Briklin
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:24 PM


Quoting Kris_PBG:

$240 a semester is ridiculously cheap - probably the reason these things are mandator and have a high supply list.

This.

jeni0323
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 8:24 PM

My daughters preschool is $225 A WEEK. She goes monday- friday 8am-3pm.


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