The Pre-K Class is designed for children ages 4 and 5 years old. This class is structured very similar to Kindergarten and provides an emphasis on social and emotional development, language and literacy, fine and large motor skills, cognitive skills which include mathematics, social studies and science. The class has a maximum of 18 and minimum of 8 students. The student to adult ratio is 6 to 1 which includes the teacher, teacher's aide and a parent volunteer present at every class.
Each week the Pre-K Class follows a routine as listed below:
Monday- Sharing Day
Tuesday- Telling Day and Optional Extended Day Class
Thursday- Special Presentations and Reading Specialist Karen Stockstill
Days & Times
The Pre-K Class is offered 3 days a week. If your child is ready for an all day learning experience, we offer an extended option on one of those 3 days.
3 Day: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-11:30 or
3 Day Extended: Monday & Thursday 9:00-11:30 & Tuesday 9:00-3:00 (Bring a packed lunch).
Meet Our Staff
Kris Berlekamp has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton. She has taught at the Co-op for over 15 years, serving as the Nursery Teacher and Administrator. Kris now serves as our PreK Teacher, along with teaching PreK Enrichment.. Mrs. Berlekamp resides in Sidney with her husband Brad and dog Lily. Her two grown children also attended the Co-0p Preschool.
Kim Sollmann is the PreK aide. Kim has a bachelor’s degree in middle school math and language arts from Miami University, and a masters degree in literacy from the University of Dayton. She taught grades 4-6, math and language arts for 11 years at Piqua City Schools and has been with us for 4. Kim is married to Chad Sollmann and they have two children, Grant and Elise. Both children attended the coop and are now in elementary school in Sidney.
Registration involves the completion of a registration form
along with a $50 registration & supply fee payment and enrollment is secured on a first come, first served basis.
Please contact Adrienne Fortkamp at 937-726-5915 with any questions you may have, to schedule a tour of our school, or to learn how reserve your child's spot for the 2019-2020 school year. You are welcome to visit the classroom with your child anytime.
Open House for the 2020-2021 year is March 22 from 2-4pm!
"The Pre-K Class prepared our children perfectly for Kindergarten. We loved our experience there." --- Anonymous
"I have had 2 children thrive at the co-op and one more attending soon. The teachers are great, the curriculum developmentally appropriate, and the inclusion of the parents is unique and beneficial. Thankful that I was introduced to this school!" ---Lynn Johnson