We are a small play based, Montessori and Reggio inspired cooperative school, with programs for children ages two to seven years old. CPA is located on the Southwest side of Indianapolis, inside Friedens UCC. We utilize nature by expanding the classroom to the outdoors, and help our students' imaginations and creativity flourish.
Cooperative Play Academy Inc. is a non-sectarian cooperative incorporation. CPA is a member of Parent Cooperative Preschool International.
By learning through play, we are able to tackle science and math, music and art process, gross motor and fine motor skills, and more! Teachers lead developmentally appropriate activities with the support of parent volunteers.
We believe each child is unique and should be allowed to develop at his or her own pace. Our priority is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children are challenged and allowed to grow at their individual pace.
Children, Families and Teachers building a unique relationship and enhancing their educational experiences by using structured and unstructured play.
Open Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year begins. Contact us today to schedule your private tours.
German American Klub
A night out for adults! Dress nice, enjoy a delicious meal at the German American Klub, be wowed by our professional magician and try your l...
German American Klub
Holiday Party for members at the ice skating rink!
CPA Advisory board members meeting
Our Chipmunk program is for children ages 2 to 3 years old (must be 2 by Sept. 1st). Morning classes run Monday through Friday, from 9am - 12pm. Extended days are offered on Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9am - 2pm. Families can enroll in one to four classroom days. Trained teachers plan developmentally appropriate activities for children and a participating adult, to grow and learn together through play.
Our Rabbit program is for children ages 4 to 5 years old (must be 4 by Sept. 1st. All children must be potty trained). Classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 2pm, with a Forest Day on the first Friday of every month, from 9:30am - 12:30pm, at a local park. Families can enroll in two or three classroom days, along with the Forest Day. A lead teacher works closely with the students and a participating adult in structured and unstructured play.
Our Foxes class is a homeschool hybrid cooperative program that meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 2:30pm., along with Forest Days the first Friday of every month, from 9:30am - 12:30pm, at a local park, and an exploration day on non-classroom hours. Families can enroll in two (M/T) or three classroom days. Students, along side our trained teacher, will collaborate on child led projects, develop early reading, writing and math skills, and fine tune gross and fine motor skills through active structured play and the Blossom & Root curriculum. This is the perfect blended class for children ages 5 to 7 years old (child must be 5 by Sept. 1st).
Field trips and Special events are offered throughout the school year. This is a wonderful opportunity to expand our learning outside the classrooms and build friendships within the membership and the community.
Open enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year begins on Feb. 1st! Contact us today to schedule your private tour. Explore our classrooms and learn more about our programs! Questions, please do not hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
-Enrollment begins on February 1st! Schedule your tour today!
-Please contact us for more information about our programs and membership requirements.
-Parent Participation, for the Chipmunks program, is based on a rotating calendar (a minimum of once a month).
-Parent Participation, for the Rabbits program, is based on a rotating calendar (a minimum of once a month in the classroom. Families will also participate once a year for Forest Days.).
-Parent Participation, for the Foxes program, is based on a rotating calendar (a minimum of once a month in the classroom. Helpers leave after lunch and come back for pick up. Families will also participate once a year for Forest Days and Exploration days.)
-All participating parents must have a TB test on file and pass a background check.
-New Cooperative families will be required to take a Classroom Participating Training course offered during a class day or evening session, in the fall.
-Members may hold an Advisory Board position or Committee position , and help serve on a Special Event Committee and Fundraising Event Committee.
Cooperative Play Academy Inc.'s staff members love to play! We continue to educate ourselves in all forms of play by attending trainings and conferences. All staff members are CPR and First Aid trained.
Ms. Nicole is the founder of Cooperative Play Academy Inc. She has 3 beautiful children, and two spoiled dogs. She has been with Cooperative Schools since 2010. Ms. Nicole loves to explore and play! And she can't wait for the adventures she will have with her students.
Mrs. K is our lead teacher for the Rabbits class. She loves to investigate and create. Mrs. K is very excited to see what her students will discover in her classroom. Krystall joined Cooperative Schools in 2013. She is married and has 2 beautiful children.
We are excited to have Mrs. Jamie joining us as our Foxes teacher. Mrs. Jamie joined CPA in 2021. She is married with a daughter and son. Mrs. Jamie is looking forward to learning from the incredible kiddos this school year!
Being a parent may be beautiful, but it's not always glamorous! This is your official permission slip to line up a babysitter, put on your fanciest outfit, and enjoy yourself with a fun-filled fundraising evening to support Cooperative Play Academy programs! (Of course, you do not have to be a parent to join in on the fun for this event!) We think parents deserve the best, so we've worked hard to come up with a night filled with some stuff you might remember from your pre-parent days. Luxuries such as:
Uninterrupted adult conversations!
Delicious food that you don't have to prepare or share!
Someone making you a drink, for once!
Compliments on your outfit!
Guaranteed hours of no diapers!
Special entertainment provided courtesy of professional magician, Caleb Wiles. Caleb is a successful corporate magician, author, and philanthropist with an impressive resume that includes twice appearing on Penn & Teller's "Fool Us" stage in Las Vegas! Get a sneak peek here: https://www.calebwiles.com/
Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction-m begins at 5PM
Dinner at 6PM
Tickets are $40 a person
Each ticket includes:
Full dinner with appetizers
Coffee, tea and soda
Full magic show
Access to silent auction
A cash bar will be available for adult beverages including German beers on draft!
Reserve your tickets at: https://events.humanitix.com/cpa-s-magical-masquerade
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