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

March 25-29

Spring Break

All day

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March 25-29

Spring Break

Have a wonderful Spring Break! No classes this week

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April 1, 2019

Member Parent Meeting

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April 1, 2019

Member Parent Meeting

This meeting is for all current members and CPA Staff. 

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April 15, 2019

ICPC President Council Meeting

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April 15, 2019

ICPC President Council Meeting

ICPC Member School Presidents meet to discuss ICPC Standards and Cooperative Preschool Topics.

April 15, 2019

ICPC Teacher Study Group

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April 15, 2019

ICPC Teacher Study Group

ICPC Member School Teachers gather to discuss and learn classroom topics, behavior topics, etc.  

April 27, 2019

Earth Day Festival

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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April 27, 2019

Earth Day Festival

We invite you to our Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 27th from 11am - 2pm.  Come shop with local vendors, play some carnival games, make an Earth Day craft, plant a flower to take home, and Touch a Truck! Fun for the whole family! $5 per child (children 2 years and older), adults are free! Concessions will be available.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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 3 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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Enrollment is here! Schedule your trial class today. Experience the classrooms, play with the teachers and learn more about our programs! Contact us at admin@coopplayacademy.com for more information.

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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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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Get in Touch!

Cooperative Play Academy Inc.

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

admin@coopplayacademy.com

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