FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where Is It Located?
We are located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home & Lincoln’s Cottage, which is on Rock Creek Church Road.

How Much Does It Cost?
Fees are determined based on the number of children enrolled in the coop and current costs, which include rent, facilitator payment, and necessary supplies. Once the class rosters are finalized, parents will be informed of the total fees due for the semester. Historically these fees have been between $1700 and $2200 per year per child but are subject to change. We strive to keep the average cost per class close to $15. Our fee structure is based on actual enrollment each semester, so a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your spot for each semester. This deposit will be applied toward the total semester fee.

How Old Does My Child Have to Be to Enroll?
All children in the co-op should be two years old by December 2019.

How Often Do Classes Meet?
This year we have a class of older children that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am – 12 pm. We also have a class of younger children that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 – 11:45 am. The structure will most likely be similar next year.

Do I Have to Spend Time in the Classroom?
Yes, you do. At each session, there are two duty parents that work to support the facilitator for each class. The duty parent shifts must be done by a biological parent or primary legal guardian of the child.  Nannies, babysitters, and other caregivers are not permitted to fulfill duty parent responsibilities. Duty parent shifts average four to six times per family per semester.

What Type of Organization Is the Petworth Coop?
We are a community-based, volunteer-run cooperative. We prioritize Petworth families and strive to create a neighborhood-based community.

How Can I Apply?
Read about our coop on the website and fill out the application for the 2019-2020 school year. Contact us at petworthcoopdc@gmail.com with any questions.

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