Our Community, Operations & Governance
The MCPS program provides many opportunities for families within our community to get-to-know each other & form lifelong, strong connections.
We communicate with the parent community over email, providing a monthly calendar of events, any relevant updates & any other information you should know.
We also share photos of the children participating in activities & connect more casually on our private facebook group.
We run an annual community silent-auction to provide additional funds for our programs & enrichment, and are appreciative of the outpouring of local community business support we receive.
Thank you to our incredible 2022 donors, including: Alberta Provisions, Annex Dance Academy, Aviv Restaurant, Cocoalatte, Classica Imports, Children's Art Studio, Davina's Swim House, EcoExistence, F45 Training, Fiesta Farms, Happy Kingdom Entertainment, HealthyU Dietitian Services, Humewood Dental, Jiffy, Kurtis Coffee, Kids Collaborative, Lauren Reznick Therapy Services, Loblaws - St Clair, Loblaws - Dupont, Lox & Schmear, Mama Eaerth Organics, Melanie Schwam Photography, Moberly Natural Foods, Mr Music, No Frills, Ontario School of Ballet, Pamela Yool Photography, ParPar, Paulo's Cake Shop, Philosophy Fitness, Pizza Del Arte, Primrose Bagel, Pukka, Rainbow Songs, SmartiePants Gym, The Sovereign Coffee, South St. Burger, St. Clair Modo Yoga, St. Clair Dance Collective, Stroller Rescue, Sheridan Optometric Centre, Tarragon Theatre, True History Brewing, Tapworks, Home Hardware, Vital Physiotherapy, Yellow Gazebo and many others.
McMurrich is a parent run co-operative; our parents are responsible for everything from organizing program enrichment to managing the budget. This level of involvement provides parents with a unique opportunity to have direct input into creating the environment they want for their children.
Each family assumes an administrative role or job for the duration of the school year. Parents may choose to be members of our Board of Directors. They will be expected to participate in meetings throughout the year to discuss the operation of the playschool.
In addition, one parent or caregiver from each family can participate in an optional duty day at the school, assisting teachers for the morning. This duty day is optional and flexible and parents/caregivers can volunteer when it’s convenient for them. Each family is unique and may need flexibility with duty days—perhaps they have a newborn—or they need to take time off work. Whatever the reason, we are flexible.
Being a part of a co-operative requires time and energy, but the rewards are well worth the investment. The parents at MCPS learn from each others experiences and develop close and lasting friendships.
McMurrich Cooperative Playschool is licensed by the Ministry of Education. Our school is run by the cooperating families who make up the Board of Directors. MCPS is a member of the Parent Cooperative Preschool Corporation (PCPC).