A Co-Operative Preschool in Saratoga Springs

Katrina Trask Nursery School offers a uniquely positive preschool experience for three and four-year-olds.  At KT, we provide an opportunity for your child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth.

KT is the only parent cooperative nursery school in Saratoga Springs. A cooperative preschool offers parents the rewarding opportunity to actively participate in their child’s school day on a regular basis. Enthusiastic parental support is one of our schools greatest resources. Through its cooperative nature, children, parents and teachers together create a warm and friendly extended community for the children to grow and learn within.

Philosophy

Learning through Play

Katrina Trask (KT) offers a uniquely positive preschool experience for two, three and four-year-olds.  At KT, we provide an opportunity for your child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. We believe that children learn through play. Following that philosophy, KT provides activities which promote growth in all areas of development, providing opportunities for learning through a variety of play experiences.

Why Choose a COOP?

Katrina Trask Nursery School is the only parent cooperative nursery school in Saratoga.
Katrina Trask is a parent cooperative nursery school, where parents and teachers work together for the growth and development of our children.

A cooperative preschool offers parents the uniquely rewarding opportunity to actively participate in their child’s school day on a regular basis. Enthusiastic parental support is one of our school’s greatest resources.

As part of the co-op we ask families to be helper in the classroom approximately 3 days per year.  If a parent can not come in the classroom you can ask a grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend, anyone special in your family to be with your child on that day.   On your helper days we ask that parents bring in a snack to share with the class and assist teachers with the day’s activities.  In addition to the 3 days in the classroom families will be asked to bring in snacks on an alternating schedule.  If it is your “snack helper day” and you would like to stay in the classroom you are more than welcome to join your child in their helper day.

In addition to parent helper days,  we ask parents to assist in, fundraising, publicity, and possibly serving on the school’s executive committee which oversees the daily operation of the school. Teachers and parents work together, pooling ideas, abilities and resources to create an appealing learning environment for the children.

Camaraderie amongst parents is fostered in many ways, whether it be active participation in various committees, or involvement in planning and assisting with school activities.

The cooperative nature of the school make KT a wonderful place to get to know other families through events such as parent coffees, pizza night, Family Pumpkin Carving, Pajama Night, and other events. The KT “family” is a warm and friendly extended community for the children to grow and learn within.

A Nut-Free Environment

Due to the increased prevalence of nut allergies and the possibly severe reactions they can provoke, we enforce a nut-free environment. Nuts are not allowed in snacks or lunches, and are not used in arts and crafts projects. This policy benefits the health and safety of the children in our program.

Facility

Katrina Trask Nursery School is located in the Nolan House building of the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church on Circular Street in Saratoga Springs, but is not affiliated with the Church.