Preschool doesn't have to be expensive.
Incorporated as a co-op preschool, Start Here! has only two paid staff-members, the teacher their assistant. The school operates through the daily efforts of parents. It is parents who keep the child to adult ratio low by volunteering in class on a rotating basis. Parents also oversee the day-to-day operation of the school through filling positions on the school's non-profit board of directors. The building maintenance is also completed by parents. As a result of this level of participation, parents have a familiarity with all aspects of their children's preschool experience that simply isn't possible through any other program structure.