Cooperative Structure

YCNS is a parent cooperative administered by a parent elected Board of Trustees which employs the professional staff of a Director, certified teachers and experienced assistants. The educational program for the children is entrusted to a professional staff under the supervision of the Director.  The school is registered by the New York State Department of Education.

In the organization of our cooperative nursery school, basic power resides in the parents, which delegates administrative duties and responsibilities, as specified in the By-laws to a Board of trustees and a professional Director, The Director is accountable to the Board, the Board is responsible for the Director, the Board and the Director are responsible to the parents.

Recommendations of the Director or Executive Board concerning finances or policies must be referred to the Board for decision. All minutes and financial records are open to the parents. Meeting of the Board are open to any parent who wishes to attend.