PCPI needs your support. We are a volunteer-run association and we would like you to help us in our work supporting cooperative preschools. And, we believe that once you get to know us and our passion for cooperative preschools, you will find your time with PCPI very rewarding.
Many opportunities exist to get involved. You could run for office or serve on a committee. PCPI committees include Awards, Katharine Whiteside Taylor Bursary, Becky Allen Fund, Marika Townshend Travel Grants, and Membership. We also appoint an editor for the PCPI newsletter Cooperatively Speaking, a Webmistress, a treasurer, and liaisons for the NAEYC Co-op Forum. In addition, we welcome people who would just like to help with a project.
While it is helpful to attend the annual meeting; it is not required. Individuals working in their local areas through e-mail and conference calls accomplish the majority of the work of the organization.
We truly need more volunteers to join those who continue to serve PCPI each year. Please contact the president to learn more and offer your services.
You can also help by making a donation to our programs. When you make a donation, we will put it towards the PCPI General Fund or another fund that you may designate. The following are some of the programs that we actively use to help support cooperative preschools:
The Katharine Whiteside Taylor Bursary provides scholarships to help educate parents and teachers in Canada about cooperative preschools.
The Becky Allen Fund was established in memory of Rebecca (Becky) Allen, a founding member of Parent Cooperative Preschools International (PCPI). Donations to the Becky Allen Fund help provide mini-grants to cooperative preschools for parent education projects.
The Marika Townshend Travel Grant program helps our members attend the PCPI annual meeting.
Donations to the PCPI general fund help us make other improvements in our services to members and the cooperative community.
We are non-profit; therefore any donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. We are able to provide signed receipt of donations for your tax records. Please use the PCPI Contribution and Donation Form [pdf 69.29 KB] to mail in your contribution to our programs or make your contribution today through PayPal. PCPI would like to sincerely thank all those who support our programs through their contributions of time and money.