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

December 16

CPA Holiday Party

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December 16

CPA Holiday Party

Class Holiday Party for Members only

Dec. 23- Jan. 6

Winter Break

All day

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Dec. 23- Jan. 6

Winter Break

Winter Break. No school!

All day

January 7

CPA Advisory Board Meeting

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January 7

CPA Advisory Board Meeting

CPA Advisory board members meeting

January 21

ICPC President Council Meeting

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January 21

ICPC President Council Meeting

ICPC Member Schools' Presidents meet to discuss ICPC Standards, Educational programs, etc. 

January 28

CPA Parent Ed Night

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January 28

CPA Parent Ed Night

CPA Mid year Parent Ed Night is required for all members. 

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 Enrollment

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Open enrollment is here for the 2020-2021! Join us at our open house on Monday, February 3rd from 10am- 1pm and Tuesday, February 4th from 6-8pm.  Spaces are limited! Contact admin@coopplayacademy.com with any questions.

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.

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.   

Fundraising

Earth Day Festival

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Mark your calendars! Our Earth Day Festival will be held at Cooperative Play Academy on Saturday, April 25, 2020. More information coming soon!

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Cooperative Play Academy Inc.

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

admin@coopplayacademy.com