Boise Cooperative Preschool Inc

A nonprofit organization

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Boise Cooperative Preschool's Dedication to Children

"One must be willing to become part of their world and go with them along untried pathways."

Boise Cooperative Preschool (BCP) is a developmental preschool, for children age 3-5, which values the importance of all aspects of human development – social, emotional, creative, physical, cognitive, and verbal. As a cooperative, teachers and families work together to create a classroom community where children are nurtured and supported in their exploration and discoveries. We emphasize the process of learning through play and interaction with others, rather than focusing on a specific result. 

Our school depends on the work of many people, each contributing in their own unique way. Together, we strive to provide our children with a safe, stimulating, and fun environment away from home. Every family that belongs to the Boise Cooperative Preschool community is valued and supported.  We strive to keep tuition costs low in comparison to many other preschools and provide several scholarships to ensure that all children have access to a pre-K education. 

Our History

In 1972, a group of dedicated parents understood the importance of being involved in their children’s early childhood educational experience and the Boise Cooperative Nursery School was founded. The Boise Cooperative Nursery School prided itself in its nondiscriminatory and nondenominational policies. The Co-op believed in building a classroom community where everyone was welcome. In 1973, we were incorporated with the help of Attorney, John Runft, and began our 40+ year history.  In 1976, we became The Boise Cooperative Preschool as we continued to grow and flourish into a well-known and respected school in Boise. In 2002, we moved to our current location at Trinity Fellowship Church.

We were granted 501c status in 1979, enabling us to run our preschool as an official nonprofit corporation. A board of directors consisting of current BCP parents runs the preschool in accordance with our corporation bylaws that govern us. Our teachers are our only paid staff. Parent volunteers handle all administrative duties, and the tuition costs reflect the expenses of running our school. Four half scholarships are available on a need basis. All funds in excess are put back into the school.

Keeping Tuition Low & Quality High: How We Raise Money

Throughout the year, we do a number of different fundraising activities to raise dollars from our members and the community.  Last year, we sold pumpkins, collected gently used children’s clothing to sell, hosted a Parent’s Night Out, partnered with a local restaurant for a fundraising night, and held a Bike Rodeo event where we raffled off wonderful baskets filled with donated items and gift certificates. 

The money raised throughout the year goes towards our scholarship fund for students in need, maintenance of our playground and classroom, supplies, teacher compensation and field trips so that students can explore the world outside the classroom.

How Can the Community Help our Organization

As a non-profit organization, we are always welcoming donations from local individuals and businesses to support our school. We are grateful for monetary donations, items, and/or gift certificates to help us keep the cost of our school down. Idaho Gives is a wonderful format for receiving support from the community. Our Bike Rodeo event in the spring is the school’s biggest fundraiser and we gather donations from generous community members in order to put together raffle packages.  If you have something you’d like to donate for this event or the school in general, please let us know. 

Also, help us spread the word about our great little preschool.  We are always looking for new families to join the wonderful BCP community!
(208) 703-3823

BCP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible. EIN#: 82-0303245.

Organization Data


Organization name

Boise Cooperative Preschool Inc

Tax id (EIN)



Children & Family


BOISE, ID 83706