What is a “cooperative” preschool?
A cooperative business is one that is run by its members. Our preschool is run by the parents of the children enrolled on any given year. We are moms and dads cooperating and working together to give our children a quality preschool education at a reasonable price. We volunteer in the classroom, give our ideas, clean the school, and run the business. The wonderful result is that we parents get the joy and privilege of being involved in our sons' and daughters' preschool experience!

What days/times does each class meet?


How much does it cost?

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What is the age requirement and birthday deadline for kids to be able to attend Tender Years?
Children must be three years old by September 30th to be in the 3′s class, or four years old by September 30th to be in the 4′s class.

How much time to parents volunteer in the classroom?
On average, parent participation is roughly one or two times each month in the classroom. Each family also has a “Parent Job”, such as Librarian, Class Scheduler, or Playground Maintenance, etc. In addition, there are other ways parents can be more involved if they choose.

What sort of curriculum is followed?
Tender Years uses play-based teaching methods. Experts agree that play-based teaching is the most appropriate and successful format for preschool children. As adults, we read and write to learn. Preschoolers prefer a hands-on approach to learning. They learn by touching, smelling, seeing, tasting, listening, and doing. In your son or daughter’s day at Tender Years, they are exposed to social development, reading, math, arts & crafts, language, science, music, and independent skills.

How much experience/education do the teachers have?
Our teachers are educated with relevant college degrees and highly experienced. To learn more about our teachers click here.

I have a young child, do you offer babysitting while I work in the classroom?
Each class can organize a babysitting exchange to care for younger siblings while a parent works in the classroom.

Does my child have to be potty-trained in order to start school at Tender Years?
Yes, all children must be potty-trained prior to starting school at Tender Years.

Does my family have to live in Loveland in order to register my child?
No, we currently have families who live in and around Loveland, including Cincinnati, Goshen, Madeira, Maineville and Milford.

How can I get more information?
We would be happy to answer any questions you have!  Please contact us and will be in touch with you as soon as possible!

I’m ready to register my child!  How do I register?
Please visit our online registration page.