Preschool co-op taking students


The Grand Coulee Dam Cooperative Preschool is about to start up again for fall.

The cooperative, which has operated for decades in the area, is currently taking applicants for two age groups of children: those who will be 3 years old by Nov. 1 for the regular preschool, and those who will be 4 by Sept. 1 for the pre-kindergarten class.

Classes are taught by Becky Loch, who said she had only two openings left for the Pre K class on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., which costs $100 a month

She said there were still several of openings for the younger class, which goes from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for $75 a month. She said some scholarships are available.

Loch, who has taught preschool from Panama (for the U.S. Dept. of Defense) to North Carolina, has been teaching at the co-op since 2009. The school is in the side building of the Presbyterian church in Coulee Dam.

Loch said she usually takes eight to 10 kids in the younger class and a dozen in the older group.

She wasn’t sure last week what effect the decision of the Grand Couee Dam School District board to open its own preschool would have on the co-op.

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