Frequently Asked Questions
How do I add my child to the wait list?

Please email your child's name, birth date, and parent’s contact information to 


Are school tours available?

Unless there are special circumstances, no. We hold an Open House each spring, and HIGHLY recommend that prospective families join us for the day to explore our school, meet alumni parents, and see if this program is a good fit.


When does registration begin?

We begin the process after our annual Open House each spring. Our next Open House is April 2, 2020. We typically stop enrolling new students in November each fall.


What are the fees?

For the 2020 - 2021 school year: monthly tuition is $190 for 10 months. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $125 and a non-refundable fee of $150 for insurance. All fees are subject to change each year.


What’s involved with registration?

Each working parent (one or both) and each enrolled child must have a physical, provide proof of vaccinations, and fill out a set of state-required forms. All documents are required BEFORE the first day of school or the child may not attend.


What is the school’s schedule?

Bayshore Co-Op is in session from 9am to 12 noon each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On scheduled working days, parents must show up by 8:30am for set-up and stay until all children are signed out.  We follow the LBUSD calendar for holidays and school breaks.


How old does a child have to be to enroll?

Children must be 2 years and 9 months to enroll. They must also be potty-trained. This is a two year program for 3-5 year olds. Second year students may participate in an extended school program called Lunch Bunch for an additional fee.


How many children are enrolled?

We register a maximum of 17 students and try to maintain a balance of 3 and 4 year olds.


What is the ratio of kids to adults?

About 4 to 1; each school day there are three working parents along with our Director, Ms. Cori.


How often are parents required to work at school?

Between 2-4 times per month. A working schedule is released monthly.


When do parents meet?

There is a mandatory monthly parent-only business meeting held on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm to discuss the school, fundraising, field trips, etc. Location is the school or a family’s home.


Do the kids eat at school?

Yes, there is a daily snack time! Each week we rotate a different family who provides snack for all kids and working parents for the three days. Each family will provide 2 or 3 weeks of snack per school year. Daily dishes and weekly school laundry are also the responsibility of the given family providing the snack each week.  Snack menu must be posted two weeks ahead of time.

What if my child has allergies or dietary restrictions?

We are happy to work with you! We’ve had students with various allergies and restrictions through the years and work with the parents to accommodate their kids.


How does fundraising work?

We plan 3 or 4 big fundraisers each year and participation is mandatory. The money helps us maintain the school, pay for field trips, and purchase supplies. In the past these have included a hot cocoa event, rummage sale, paint ’n’ sip, etc. We always welcome new ideas and plan these events throughout the year.


We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have!

Please send an email to and our Chair of Parents will get back to you.