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Program History

The Child Care Providers Preschool Co-Op was formed back in 1975 as a child-centered preschool laboratory.  Affiliated with Edmonds Community College CPPC provides the childcare community a opportunity to further their education in early childhood.


In the preschool classroom parents, providers and teachers become active partners in the children's education.   Research supports the long-term benefits of this type of early learning community involvement.


Skilled Edmonds Community College faculty plan and implement  learning opportunities for both providers and parents.  Our skilled teachers provide a wonderful hands on learning environment for the children.

Program Goals

 For the parents and providers:

  • To confidence in parenting skills.

  • To share individual ideas and concerns about child rearing.

  • To broaden our understanding of child rearing while building a network of mutual support.

  • To learn effective communication skills and child guidance strategies.

  • To develop and use leadership skills.

For the children:

  • To provide a safe, stimulating environment to encourage children's natural love of learning.

  • To provide a developmentally appropriate environment that promotes physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.

  • To offer the children individualized attention and support as they learn to communicate and problem solve with others.

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