Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How did cooperative preschools start?

In 1916, a group of mothers at the University of Chicago started the first parent participation preschool in order to give themselves time to volunteer with the Red Cross, receive parent education, and provide a social experiences for their children.    

Over a century later, the parent participation movement continues to flourish. Co-ops provide parents with the opportunity to be actively involved in their child’s first educational experience.  By working together, we create a loving atmosphere where children and parents grow, develop, and learn.  

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What is the history of Ready, Set, Grow! Preschool?

RSG is honored to be the first parent participation preschool in Wildomar. Our program began in Murrieta in 1996 by parents that wanted to create an educational preschool experience for their children, while also being able to contribute to their first classroom experience. In 2018, we relocated to the Lake Elsinore/Wildomar area. In the past 25 years, we have provided the cooperative experience to countless preschoolers, some of who are now sending their children to RSG! 

How does RSG continue to develop?

Ready, Set, Grow! Preschool continues to provide a balance between new curriculum standards and research, while also continuing some of the wonderful traditions passed down through the years. Our curriculum is updated yearly to ensure developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for our students.  We believe in addressing the whole child, which means focusing on cognitive, social, emotional, and physical areas of development. 

How does RSG stay up to date?

Ms. Alyssa, our teacher and director, is educated in Early Childhood Studies. In order to stay up to date, she attends the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS) convention annually. 

“The California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS) is a statewide group of non-profit preschools comprised of parents and educators committed to teaching and inspiring families through parent involvement and mutual support. Parent participation preschools are founded on the principle that the best education will result from an active partnership among parents, teachers and children.

CCPPNS hosts an annual convention in early spring to disseminate the latest ideas and information on child development and early-learning. “


How many students are in each class?

Each class has a maximum of 18 students.

Is working in the class mandatory?

Yes, please review the parent (or caregiver) participation requirements under the “prospective members” tab. 

Is there a lunch time or snack?

Each class includes a time for snack, which will be provided by the parent. RSG has a snack policy that is included in the parent binder. If you have any questions about the policy, please contact us.

What if my child has allergies?

We will not allow any known allergens into our classroom during snack time.