Brighton Cooperative Preschool

Preschool in Brighton, MI 48116

Our cooperative preschool has been in session since 1967. We are located in the Living Stone Church but are not affiliated with the church.

BCP is a non-profit non-secretarian organization licensed by the State Department of Social Services and the Michigan Department of Education as a cooperative preschool. Our preschool is a member of the Huron Valley Council of Cooperative Nurseries (HVCCN).

BCP is headed by an Executive Board consisting of a President Vice President Secretary two Treasurers Fundraising and a Membership Chairperson. The board meets once a month.

The school is cooperative in that all of the members help make the rules pay expenses and assist in the operation of the school.

Teacher selection is based on educational background and experience in early childhood education.

Child Ages:
3 years - 5 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
State Department of Social Services and the Michigan Department of Education
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:00pm

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Children in the preschool program at Brighton Co-op explore these concepts but are not required to master them before entering Kindergarten. Children are taught with hands-on materials songs and games. They learn at their own pace.

Numerals 1-10
Counting objects to 10
One-to-one correspondence of objects
Sorting by various attributes: color shape size
Patterns: AB AABB ABC
Sizes: small medium large
Shapes: square rectangle circle oval triangle diamond
Matching: symbols shapes patterns etc.
Same and Different
More Less Same
Time: Day and Night
Exposure to alphabet: letter names and sounds
Recognize spell write first name
Hold a pencil marker crayon correctly
Retell familiar stories
Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences
Answer questions about stories
Repeat simple nursery rhymes and fingerplays
Concepts of print: left to right direction holding a book right-side-up
Build new vocabulary
Build listening skills
Develop fine motor skills: play dough scissors writing utensils Legos
Explore science tools: magnets prisms magnifying glasses etc.
Experience the world through nature walks gardening and other explorations
Observe insect life
Observe plant growth
Observe weather and plant life during each season
Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities
Identify basic colors and explore color mixing
Explore the world with the five senses
Investigate animals the homes they live in the food they eat
Creative Arts
Explore a variety of art processes: painting drawing sculpture collage
Use a variety of art materials: crayons tempera paint watercolor paint colored pencils markers oil pastels art chalk clay
Experiment with mixing paint colors
Sing traditional songs and songs that enhance the curriculum
Participate in movement songs and dances
Use scarves rhythm sticks and bean bags to practice rhythms
Use a variety of childrens instruments
Participate in dramatic play
Act out the movements and sounds of animals
Social Skills
Practice problem-solving skills in social situations
Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
Share classroom materials with the group
Practice using manners: please thank you excuse me table manners
Communicate his/her needs
Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up fasten clothing use tissue as needed etc.
State personal information: first and last name age school name city state country
Explore types of work and workers
Explore modes of transportation
Participate in projects to help others in need: Salvation Army/Christmas


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