SEYCo, a non-profit parent cooperative, was founded in 1974 by parents who wanted to be involved in their children’s educational process. SEYCo has been a leader in early childhood education for over four decades.
The parents whose children are enrolled in SEYCo work together to organize and administer the operation of the nursery school. This unique, active participation of the parents leaves the teachers free to concentrate on the children’s educational growth.
Parents involvement includes:
• Serving on a committee
• Having the option to help in the classroom
• Participating in fundraising projects
Providing for individual differences is the heartbeat of any preschool program. With this in mind, our activities include: Learning through directed and supervised play, science experiences, seasonal interests, concept development, music, dramatics and creativity with art media, films, literature and field trips.
The curriculum of SEYCo is under the supervision of the Director of Education and the Curriculum Coordinator who are state certified early childhood teachers. The Director of Education also serves on the parent-run Board of Directors.
The classroom staff consists of teachers certified in early childhood education (3 year-old and Pre-K programs), group supervisors (2 year old program), paid teacher aides, and volunteer parent-aides working together to bring a positive learning experience.
The school is licensed by both the Pennsylvania State Department of Education and the Pennsylvania State Department of Human Services.