Magothy Cooperative Preschool was formed in 1974 by a group of parents. Those parents formed the by-laws that still guide us today. The classroom and grounds are located adjacent to Magothy United Methodist Church. For the past decade, we have had a team of progressive parents and educators who have guided Magothy into expansion and excellence. Magothy proudly embraces a Nature Focused Program where students and their families are encouraged to care for and learn about the world all around them.
Magothy Cooperative Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school administered programs. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, children, families and volunteers that we serve.
Our Mission is to provide a stimulating child-directed environment that encourages creativity, environmental consciousness, self-expression, and socialization. To nurture a well-rounded and independent child who has enthusiasm for learning and a positive attitude towards themselves and the world around them.
The purposes of this corporation are:
1. To maintain a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative preschool as a needed community project, in which the parents, Teacher(s), and Director(s) take the responsibility for the administration of the school. The Teacher and Director assumes primary responsibility for the education program of the children.
2. To provide affordable, quality preschool education through the cooperative participation of the school community.
3. To further the education of its members in the principles of child guidance, through their observation of children, participation in the daily program as assistants to a trained instructor, and attendance at educational meetings.
4. To provide a nature based and child-directed curriculum that addresses all aspects of child development, including social interaction as well as problem solving, and academic preparation.
Have you heard the news? Our Open House Schedule has been updated. Our next Open House is Monday, December 5th 2-3pm. Please join us to tour our school grounds, chat with our Directors, Teachers & Parents, and learn about our nature-focused cooperative program. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Visit and play to see what Magothy is all about. Please register through the Contact Us link. Additional Open House Dates can be found on the Admissions page.