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. 

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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

June 6, 2019

Hike and Seek

10:00 am

Glenns Valley Nature Park

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June 6, 2019

Hike and Seek

Hike and Seek with CPA Friends on Thursday, June 6th at Glenns Valley Nature Park. Nature trails are not stroller friendly.

10:00 am

Glenns Valley Nature Park

June 11, 2019

Sister School Playdate!

10:00 am

Swinford Park

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June 11, 2019

Sister School Playdate!

Calling all Apple House Cooperative Preschool and Cooperative Play Academy Friends! Come play with us at Swinford Park!

10:00 am

Swinford Park

June 13, 2019

Chalk Day

10:00 am

Cooperative Play Academy

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June 13, 2019

Chalk Day

It's Chalk Day! What can you draw? This is a free event for all families! Chalk will be provided.

10:00 am

Cooperative Play Academy

June 17-21

Summer Play Camp, Session 1

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Northwest Park Annex

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June 17-21

Summer Play Camp, Session 1

Summer time, fun time! Join us for one week, as we play and explore the outdoors! Camps are $75 per session, for children ages 2 to 7 years old. Limited spaces available.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Northwest Park Annex

June 27, 2019

Bubble Party

10:00 am

Northwest Park Annex

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June 27, 2019

Bubble Party

Who doesn't love bubbles! Join us for some bubble fun on Thursday, June 27th! Bubbles will be provided.

10:00 am

Northwest Park Annex

Cooperative Play Academy's 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

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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!

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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 HOUSE

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Enrollment is here! Stop by our Open House on Tuesday, June 25th from 10am- 1pm & 6-8pm! Experience the classrooms, play with the teachers and learn more about our programs! Contact us at admin@coopplayacademy.com for more information.

Summer Play Camps

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Summer time fun time! Join us for one week, as we play and explore the outdoors. Summer Play Camps are for children ages 2 to 7 years old. Three sessions available- June, July, and August. $75 per session. Contact us now to enroll! Limited space

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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background check policy (pdf)

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Discipline Policy (pdf)

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Social Media and Photographs Policy (pdf)

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Membership Handbook (pdf)

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snack. guidelines (pdf)

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CPA Summer Play Camps 2019 (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.

Lead Teacher

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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.

Director and Teacher

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Mrs. Nicole is the founder of Cooperative Play Academy Inc. She is married and has 3 beautiful children. She has been with Cooperative Schools since 2010. Mrs. Nicole loves to explore and play! And she can't wait for the adventures she will have with her students.   

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Cooperative Play Academy Inc.

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

admin@coopplayacademy.com