What to expect

Downey’s 2011 Egg Hunt is held in the school’s playground and adjacent areas.

When a family enrolls their child at Downey Co-op Preschool, they are making a commitment to share their time and resources.

Teacher-Led Orientation

Two hours prior to the start of school

Officer-Led Orientation

Two hours prior to the start of school

Family Job

Each family will receive a job assignment that helps with the running of the school (ie. housekeeping, field trip coordinator, art chair, librarian, etc.). Here is a list of some of the jobs available: Family Jobs

Fundraising Responsibilities

Varies from year to year

Cleaning Duties

Once per year

Indianapolis Council of Preschool Cooperatives Participating Parent Training

First-time parents only; 6 hours in early of October.

Parent Education Meetings

Four hours (attend two classes out of five offered) throughout the school year. These classes are for us to further enrich ourselves as parents, covering topics such as discipline, fire safety, CPR, healthy cooking, how to have fun as a parent, etc.

Work Night

Two to four hours in late March

Celebrate Irvington Festival 2013
Celebrate Irvington Festival 2013

Irvington Halloween Festival

Each family is required to work the school’s booth one to two hours.

Downey Easter Egg Hunt

Each family is required to sign up to make cookies, frosting, help stuff eggs, monitor hunts, etc.

Classroom Time

Each family commits to being a teacher’s helper in their child’s classroom approximately twice a month, furnishing either a snack or a drink for Snack Time.


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