Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative Preschool serves infants and toddlers, along with preschooler and kindergarten age children. FMPCP also has an after school program and summer camp. Currently FMPCP is the only AA level school in Fort Mill, South Carolina. If interested in more information about A+ level school’s see: abcqualitycare.org. We offer a well-organized preschool program for the whole child that meets the physical, emotional,social, and intellectual needs of our students. We provide a positive approach to learning through play and hands on experience. FMPCP has been serving the community in Fort Mill, South Carolina for over 11 years.
We became a nonprofit preschool in 2011-2012. --Section 501(c) (3) code: Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative Preschool is for the public and is not served by a private interest. FMPCP was designed to provide a preschool in which any child/family can participate. FMPCP encourages the involvement of the communiy as a whole. The school tuition is for charitable purposes and no parts of the net earnings benefit any private shareholder or individual.
Please read about our Parent Co-operative opportunities.
FMPCP teachers are either SC State Certified Early Childhood Educators or have a degree in Early Childhood. Each classroom has a teacher board where we display the educational certificates and/or degrees of our teachers. We have a very diverse staff, which includes teachers from different countries and teachers who have many years of experience as both mothers and educators.We work with SC First Steps BabyNet and SCPITC a program for infant and toddler care.Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit preschool influenced by parents, teachers, cooperative parents, and the director. With parents making choices about the program, the first priority isto create an environment where our children will thrive, become prepared for school, and enjoy school in a safe and nurturing environment. The school policies are designed to make life easier for working families. Our Goal is to have the best preschool in the York county area. The parents and FMPCP join together to make sure that each child has the very best in early learning and each child has a voice about their experience.
We are more than a Preschool. We are a Community!
• School is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm
• Experienced teachers, with minimal turnover
• Great student/teacher ratio• Daily, homemade USDA breakfast, lunch, and snacks included for no extra charge
• Children may start before they are potty trained and training is part of the curriculum
• There are flower and vegetable and fruit gardens that are maintained while learning about healthy foods
• Children have active time with an outdoor natural classroom• Small barnyard on site with ponies, goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits
• Parents have the opportunity to work beside teachers
The school is fully licensed by the State.
We are one of the Top Level Preschools for the State of South Carolina as evaluated by the State (Advocates for Better Childcare).
We follow an academic school year from August to May, but are open year round.
We enroll students at any time during the year
Please view our programs above on the navigation bar. As stated above, we have programs from infant to pre-kindergarten, and afterschool program, and a wonderful summer camp. Our after school program is for children age 5-12, as well as our summer camp.
Attending a high-quality program like FMPCP prepares children for kindergarten and beyond. In addition to strengthening socialization skills, how to compromise, be respectful of others, and problem solve. Our preschool provides a place where your child can gain a sense of self, explore, play with peers, and build confidence. Three years ago, we opened our infant and one year old program after much demand. Also starting at age 2, FMPCP offers early-childhood educational classes for children up to 5 years of age.
For 5 years and older, FMPCP also offers an exceptional after school program as well an exciting and involving summer camp program.
“Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not,” says NIEER director W. Steven Barnett, PhD.
Monday, August 18 First Day of 2014-15 School Year
Thursday, August 28 Pajama Day
Monday, September 1 FMPCP CLOSED Labor Day (Holiday)
Friday, September 5 Grandparents Day celebration
Monday, September 15 Pajama Day
Tuesday, September 16 &
Wednesday September 17 Teddy Bear Portraits
Saturday, September 20 9am-1pm- Parent Work Day
Tuesday, October 7 Pumpkin Picking Field Trip- Black's Peaches and Cotton Belt Bakery, York SC (parental supervision and transportation needed for any child not in Pre-K) Leave school at 9:15 am and return to FM Prep at Noon
Monday, October 27 Pajama Day
Friday, October 31 Fall Party @ 3pm (costumes encouraged) NO masks or scary costumes and must be preschool age appropriate) We will be serving Apple Cider and Cake Donuts for snack, No Candy bags.
Dates TBD for month of October Field Trip (Pre-K) 10am-11am (The Haven) Trick or Treat at a Skilled Nursing Home
Infants 6 weeks to 12 months (Seahorses and Starfish)
Toddler 12-24 months (Goldfish and Guppies)
Age 2 (Bears and Chipmunks)
Age 3 (Lions and Tigers)
Age Young 4's (Bumblebees and Butterflies)
Pre-K (1)Age 4's and young 5's (Sheep and Ponies)
Pre-K (2)Age 5-12 After School