Saturday, August 1, 2009



Dear Friends,

We’re sounding the alarm about the impending loss of this gem of a school. Jefferson Cooperative Nursery School, which as you may know has been operating for 61 years, is in serious danger of closing its doors for good this year unless we are able to attract several more students. Without a certain number of students, the preschool will not be able to continue through the coming school year.

This school has always had a place in the hearts of local families, with generations of children from our neighborhood and beyond having received their first school experiences there. The school is totally unique and offers an experience to children and parents alike that cannot be found elsewhere.

If you know of any families, including your own, with children between the ages of 2-5, please let them know about our school. (Details about the program below.)

Even if you don’t have young children, please help us to spread the word. We greatly appreciate all your efforts on the school’s behalf!

Here is information about Jefferson Cooperative Nursery School:

Established in 1948 and designed for children ages 2 ½ to 5, Jefferson Cooperative Nursery School is a high-quality, half-day program with classes held 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., either 3 or 4 days a week depending on enrollment, from September through June. Our program has many great features to benefit your child:

• A play-oriented, structured program fostering academic, creative, and social skills.
• A spacious classroom with ample play spaces, books, toys, games, a full gym.
• Parental involvement through assisting the teacher during class several times a month, providing healthy snacks, attending planning meetings.
• Location is in a beautifully-maintained and secure historic facility: Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church.
• Tuition (Sept-June): $1500/year for 3 days/week. Quarterly payment schedule.

To inquire about the school, arrange a visit, or to reserve your child’s spot in the class, please call the Teacher, Michelle Potas, at 313-831-4312 (, or the Shields family at 313-822-3211 (

Thank you in advance!

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