Welcome to Cooperative Play Academy Inc.

Welcome to Cooperative Play Academy Inc.

Welcome to Cooperative Play Academy Inc.Welcome to Cooperative Play Academy Inc.Welcome to Cooperative Play Academy Inc.

About Us

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What is Cooperative Play Academy Inc?

We are a small play based preschool co-op 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 the Indiana Council of Preschool Cooperatives and the Parent Cooperative Preschool International.

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"Play is the highest form of Research" Albert Einstein

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. 

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Our Mission

Children, Families and Teachers building a unique relationship and enhancing their educational experiences by using structured and unstructured play. 

Upcoming Events

Mar. 13- May 31

CPA Closed

All day

Event Details

Mar. 13- May 31

CPA Closed

Due to the national pandemic, CPA classrooms, events, and open houses are currently closed. Please follow us on Facebook for more informatio...

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All day

Tuesdays

ICPC Teacher Meetings

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Tuesdays

ICPC Teacher Meetings

ICPC Teachers virtual meetings every Tuesday.

April 8th

CPA Advisory Board Meeting

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April 8th

CPA Advisory Board Meeting

CPA Advisory board members virtual meeting

April 9

ICPC President Council

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April 9

ICPC President Council

ICPC President Council virtual meeting

POSTPONED

Earth Day Festival 2020

Cooperative Play Academy

Event Details

POSTPONED

Earth Day Festival 2020

This year's Earth Day Festival has been postponed. A summer date is still be considered. This event is for the whole family! Shop with local...

Event Details

Cooperative Play Academy

Cooperative Play Academy's Programs

FULL TIME PROGRAMS

FULL TIME PROGRAMS

FULL TIME PROGRAMS

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One day, Two day, Three day, and Four day programs available. Classes are on Tuesdays - Fridays from 9am - 3pm. For children ages 2 to 5 years old. A trained teacher plans developmentally appropriate activities for children and a participating adult, to grow and learn together through play. 

PART TIME PROGRAMS

FULL TIME PROGRAMS

FULL TIME PROGRAMS

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One day, Two day, Three day, and Four day programs available. Classes are on Tuesdays - Fridays. Morning classes, 9a - 12pm, and Afternoon classes, 12pm - 3pm, available.  A lead teacher and assistant teacher work closely with the students and a participating adult in structured and unstructured play. 

Field trips and Special Events!

Field trips and Special Events!

Field trips and Special Events!

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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

Field trips and Special Events!

Field trips and Special Events!

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Open enrollment is here for the 2020-2021! Due to current circumstances, we are not offering private tours or trial classes. If you would like more information about our programs or have any questions, please contact admin@coopplayacademy.com 

Membership

-Enrollment has begun! Schedule your tour today!

-Please contact us for more information about our programs and membership requirements.


Membership Requirements

-Parent Participation, for part time programs, is based on a rotating calendar (a minimum of once a month). 

-Parent Participation, for full time programs, is based on a rotating calendar (a minimum of once a month). Participation days will only be a half day long (am or pm).

-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, in the fall.

-Members may hold an Advisory Board position or Committee position , and help serve on a Special Event Committee.

Registration Form (pdf)

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Membership Handbook (pdf)

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snack. guidelines (pdf)

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Discipline Policy (pdf)

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background check policy (pdf)

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Social Media and Photographs Policy (pdf)

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Meet the Team

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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.

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Lead Teacher

Mrs. K is our lead teacher. 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.

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Director and Teacher

Ms. Nicole is the founder of Cooperative Play Academy Inc. She has 3 beautiful children, two girls and one boy. 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.   

Fundraising

Earth Day Festival

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At this time, our Earth Day Festival has been Postponed. A summer date is still be considered. Join us at Cooperative Play Academy for our annual Earth Day Festival. Shop local vendors and our used book sale, play games, make a craft, plant a flower, and explore the Touch a Truck area! Fun for the whole family!   

$6 per child, two years and older, adults free! 

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Cooperative Play Academy Inc.

8300 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46217, United States

admin@coopplayacademy.com