Each member family is required to serve on one of ten committees. Parents who have skills that are well suited for certain committees should offer their services on those committees.
Committees are as follows:
Management Committee: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
Conducts regular meetings and manage all business operations; oversees and assists all other committees, and makes ongoing decisions between Board meetings.
Communication Committee: Manages and delivers external communications; oversees public relations/marketing and maintains website; creates yearly marketing plan.
Co-op Community Committee: Coordinates all social events and programs for members, including an internal auction; creates and oversees yearly programming that improves the cooperative experience for member families (e.g. manage food train for new babies); secures volunteers for co-op events and programs; coordinates community outreach projects and programs; and assist other committee chairs with their events or programs.
Curriculum Committee: Supports staff in matters related to curriculum philosophy and implementation, classroom needs and materials, enhancement programming, and continuing education for parents and teachers.
Facilities Committee: Oversees maintenance, safety, and improvement of OCP facilities, along with the Director, and when necessary, coordinates efforts to secure a new facility for the co-op; also assists the OCP Director in developing and maintaining OCP’s Emergency Action Plan and Procedures to comply with State regulations and to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of students, staff, and member families.
Fundraising Committee: Responsible for planning and executing all OCP fundraising. Plans and manages the annual Beat the Street for Little Feet 5K Run. Identifies and coordinates any additional fundraising opportunities.
Green Committee: Coordinates and oversees issues related to becoming and sustaining an environmentally responsible facility and corporation, including implementation of environmentally related educational programming.
Membership Committee: Assists Preschool Director with matters related to enrollment, records, member relations and obligations, and new member orientation; oversees member assignment to committees and tracks member compliance.
Personnel Committee: Assists the Preschool Director with matters related to hiring, evaluation, wages, and benefits for employees; maintains Employee Manual and oversees teacher appreciation; oversees Director evaluation.
Technology Committee: Assists the staff, officers, and other committees with their technology needs and has overall responsibility for the deployment and maintenance of the preschool’s computer systems; assists other committees and staff to use these systems so they can develop, enter, and maintain the necessary content.