Through our Infant & Toddler Preschool, After School and Summer Camp, Cooper is dedicated to ensuring children and their families are provided a safe, educational faculties that will facilitate in their growth and development creating the foundation for future successes. The focus of the programs is on establishing a strong, educational foundation and creating an excitement for learning–creating the groundwork for future successes, both in school and in life.

Infant & Toddler

The Infant and Toddler program serves children ages one month (1) to two years, eight months (2.9), providing a comprehensive learning experience emphasizing growth and development. The Infant and Toddler program establishes an early learning fundamental that is so critical to a child’s early development and well-being.


The Preschool places a focus on school readiness, serving children ages two years, nine months (2.9) to five years (5). Children are exposed to a variety of activities, while particular emphasis is placed on literacy development. The Cooper Preschool provides a comprehensive learning experience through developing social, emotional, and cognitive skills, through literacy, math, science, art, writing, music and gross and fine motor skills.

In the Fall of 2004, Cooper received the highest “stamp of approval” possible- from the National Association for Young Children (NAEYC)- for its commitment and dedication to high-quality early education.

After School

After School serves children ages five (5) to twelve (12) and provides children a safe and supervised environment during the After School hours. Children in Cooper’s After School program engage in activities that promote confidence, develop self-esteem and foster an excitement of learning. Children engage in tutoring and mentoring programs with students and Science Explorers, an elementary science curriculum developed specifically for Cooper and lead by Graduate students.

Camp Unity

As part of our mission to establish an excitement for learning, Cooper offers a unique approach to summer education. For eight weeks, Cooper offers Camp Unity, for children ages five (5) to twelve (12). Children are exposed to education in a nontraditional setting, incorporating dance, literacy, science and environmental study into camp activities while simultaneously developing leadership skills, confidence and self-reliance. In addition, Cooper implements Peaceable Camps, a program that teaches how to peaceably solve differences through conflict resolution, communication and team building skills.

‘Forget-Me-Not’, 1921 - 2011

Begun in 1921, the ‘Forget -Me-Not’ club served as a service and fellowship opportunity for local Senior citizens for 84 years. Members 65 and older met every Tuesday, September to June for lunch and to discuss topics focused on enriching their health, both physically and mentally. They also participated in several field trips throughout the year, promoting an active lifestyle.

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