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Parent Commitment



How much will I need to work?

Firmly Planted is a working co-op. Everyone needs to be available the whole time their children are participating in co-op.

Where will I work?

It takes many people to keep the co-op running smoothly. From teachers to nursery and clean-up, every part is essential. Your assignments will be based as much as possible on the preferences indicated on your Parent Placement Form.

What will be required of me?

Promptness is very important and expected at Firmly Planted.  All members are required to be on-site and ready to participate from 8:55am to 1:35pm.  Teachers and Service Members will have additional time commitments outside of these hours.   

Can I leave the campus during co-op?

Firmly Planted Co-op is a cooperative effort by the parents; it is NOT a drop off situation—meaning that every child enrolled must have the participating adult contributing, as assigned, every Monday.

What if I go out of town or have an appointment?

Obviously, the co-op runs most smoothly when everyone is present, so we need to schedule other activities around co-op day whenever possible. However, since some things cannot be avoided, the following policy should be followed. Coordinate with other teachers so they are aware of the absence and contact the Staffing Coordinator about your absence so that arrangements can be made to fill your place. We only allow 2 excused absences; these absences include class days and all mandatory meetings. If you know there will be more than 2 missed days for the term, please be courteous and don’t join until you can commit to the full 10 weeks.

What if someone in my family is sick?

Out of an abundance of caution, please keep your entire family home if ANYONE in your household has recently tested positive for COVID.  See current CDC guidelines regarding quarantine.

Please do NOT come or bring your child to Firmly Planted if you or they display any of the following: 

  •  Fever within the last 24 hours 
  •  Green or murky discharge from the nose, eyes, or ears
  •  Rash, virus, cough, or infection known to be contagious  
  •  Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  •  Any other illness or condition that is questionable as being contagious 
  •  Head lice

**IMPORTANT** Out of respect for this community that we share, please teach your children to cough or sneeze into a tissue or other appropriate place instead of their hands. Proper hand washing with warm water, soap and scrubbing will be our best prevention against spreading germs to any of our families.


It is our prayer that we all will have a servant attitude and view the co-op as an opportunity to help one another.