What is Cactus Wren?
Cactus Wren Cooperative Preschool was established in 1979 and is one of the oldest preschools in Sierra Vista.
As a non-profit organization, it fills a community need by offering an affordable, positive social experience for preschool children and their families. Cactus Wren is a non-denominational preschool.
The school is run by parent volunteers, who serve as executive board members, classroom volunteers and in a variety of other roles. Due to state regulations, parents are no longer required to volunteer in their child's classroom.
Parents who wish to volunteer in the classroom will still be able to do so and can spend time shadowing their own child as well as helping with chores. They will have the opportunity of earning a twice-yearly partial tuition rebate for each session they work.
Each class will have one professional teacher, a qualified teacher's aide and one parent volunteer who will help with setting up the classroom, preparing the snack and cleaning after class. Parent classroom volunteers will now be able to work only with their own child.
We believe that we can honor and preserve the heart of Cactus Wren as a parent co-op, while making these changes to respond positively to our regulatory responsibilities. This way Cactus Wren will be able to continue to offer children a wonderful, positive introduction to education for many years to come!
Fall 2012 Open House and Registration
Our Fall 2012 registration began the week of April 2, 2012. We will be holding an open house for parents and children to visit our facility and register for the fall on Wednesday April 25, 2012 from 4-7pm.
To register, please bring $85 (checks only) and fill out our registration form
. For faster processing, please mail a completed application and check to:
Cactus Wren Registration
P.O. Box 1112
Sierra Vista, AZ 85636
Vacancies will be filled in a first-come, first-serve basis.
The $85 check covers the following fees:
- $35 non-refundable application fee.
- $50 co-op fee, refundable at the end of the school year upon attending both the fall and spring membership meetings and completing 6 outside volunteer hours.