3 Year Old Program

Brief Description

Every child enters the world ready to learn and wanting to learn. The three's curriculum at the Aurora Co-op nurtures the potential and continuing growth of a child's knowledge and understanding of themselves and their world. It promotes a safe, caring and stimulating environment, where learning flourishes as children have time and opportunities to explore and investigate their world creatively.

The curriculum contributes to the development of the whole child through individual and group activities. Readiness activities are presented through a variety of learning centers. Pre-reading and pre-writing skills are encouraged throughout the curriculum along with opportunities for the child-initiated, teacher-supported play that supports cognitive development and allows a child to develop their imagination and also creativity to new horizons.

Classes for the 3 year old program meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 11:30am.

Children entering the 3 year old program must be 3 by September 30th. 
Sharla Van Airsdale 
Position: Lead Teacher
Classes: 3’s
Years at the Co-op: 2 years teaching, and an alumni family
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Processes from University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
Other Experience: Substitute teacher for the Co-Op for 2 years, Director's Assistant at the Co-Op for 1 year, volunteer for Aurora Reads program and childcare worker at a local gym. Sharla is the mother of two school-aged boys and was a member of the co-op for two years. 
Quote: The Aurora Co-Op was my first experience with a Co-Op and I loved it! I love being able to, as a parent, be actively involved in my child's learning and I hope to help make the experience just as rewarding for other parents! I am excited to be learning and growing along with the parents and children at the school!
Marlene Meine

Position: Assistant Teacher
Classes: 3s 
Years at the Co-op: 1 year
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Kent State University
Other Teaching Experience: 8 years teaching preschool in Northeast Ohio as well as multiple years teaching kindergarten and first grade.
Quote: I believe children thrive in an environment where learning is guided by student interest and curiosity.  My role as a teacher is to facilitate this learning process through guided play, building a material rich learning environment, and creating a warm, inviting classroom in which children will grow. 


Tuition & Fees 2016-2017

Monthly Tuition - $125

Annual Snack Fee - $30 
Annual Fundraising Fee - $50 for families with a single student and $75 for families with multiple students
Registration Fee = $80 for first child; $50 each additional child
We accept credit cards for tuition payment and your tuition may be tax deductible (please see your tax preparer for more information)! Payments made with a credit card will be charged a $4 processing fee. 

Our low tuition prices are because of our parent involvement. We pride ourselves in keeping in touch with the parents after every class and throughout the year. Parents help us make our school one of the very best!


Classroom Schedule

Tuesday & Thursday

9:00 - 11:30 AM

Classes may be cancelled if not filled or financially feasible for the Co-op. Class times and dates are subject to change.