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Open Classroom Preschool students holding chickens during a farm field trip.

Fun 2022 farm field trip!

Open Classroom Preschool students dressed as butterflies as they release butterflies into the SLC Avenues neighborhood.

Preschool teacher Jamie and his class releasing butterflies after observing their metamorphosis (2023).

Three smiling Open Classroom Preschool students atop a playground structure on a sunny day.

Sunny day on the playground (2023).

Morning program

  • Monday through Friday from 8:40–11:40
  • $275 per month

Full Day program

  • Monday through Friday from 8:40–3:00
  • $550 per month

About our Preschool Program

The Open Classroom Preschool uses the N.A.E.Y.C. guidelines as well as the OC Philosophy to provide educational as well as social and emotional experiences for young children.  We care for the whole child to provide the foundation for self esteem, compassion and school readiness.

Mission Statement
Our goal is to provide a safe, stimulating environment that encourages curiosity, self sufficiency and compassion.  We focus on the whole child through structured and unstructured activities.  Every day we provide experiences in art, music, math, literacy, science and dramatic play.  We use the expertise of our co-opers as well as the community as a whole to provide an outstanding pre-school experience.

The Co-op offers children:

  • Developmentally appropriate activities for social, emotional, physical, academic and creative growth.
  • Interaction with children of similar ages which fosters growth and development of social skills
  • Clearly defined, comfortable play/learning areas with a variety of equipment, learning games, expressive materials and art supplies.
  • Opportunities to explore our community through field trips.
  • An expanding world experience with classroom visits from firefighters, dentists, musicians, and other community members.
  • A safe, nurturing learning environment with caring, accepting adults (a professional teacher and two co-oping parents each day).
  • The chance to build self-confidence and a positive self-image.

The Co-op offers parents:

  • The opportunity to be an active partner in their child’s education.
  • The experience of interacting with and observing children in a preschool setting.
  • Opportunities to make friends and get problem-solving support from other families in the community.

For more information:

Follow Abby's class on InstaGram- @openclassroompreschool

Jamie G's Class Disclosure Documents

Abby's Class Disclosure Documents


Jamie Gill

Jamie Gill

Preschool Instructor
Abby Nielsen

Abby Nielsen

Instructor - Preschool
Isabel Salazar

Isabel Salazar

Paraprofessional I
Five happy Open Classroom Preschool students explore a sensory table together.

Sensory table play (2023).

The words "Open Classroom" with a small penguin head in the first o.