About Us

Why We are Unique

Ms. Christine, the Executive Director, Ms. Bijoux, the School Director, and Ms. Leann, the Assistant Director take active roles in the day-to-day operations of the school. At FMCP, we provide your child with a “home away from home” setting in hopes that your child will feel relaxed and content in his/her surroundings. Each child is personally known by each teacher, which makes for a family feeling and extra safety.

 

With our low ratios, we are able to provide individual attention along with a small group social setting. Our small class sizes enable us to practice our philosophies each day! Children that are a part of a lower ratio feel secure; giving them confidence to experience and try new things! Teachers feel relaxed and enjoy having the opportunity to teach. FMCP is dedicated to maintaining our class sizes, as this is where the quality of our program begins.

 

Our Mission & Vision

Fort Mill Cooperative Preschool empowers children by offering them a nurturing and developmentally appropriate experience, both within the classroom and nature-based environment. We are a community of learners. In partnership with children, families and educators, we collaborate to construct enriched learning experiences.

FMCP is a program for the “Whole Child.” The responsibility is to provide a service to the community for the highest type of early education through:

  1. A well-organized program that meets physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs.

  2. A loving, home like/classroom environment

  3. Fully utilizing the physical facilities of Fort Mill, for the benefit of the  FMCP community.

  4. For children to enjoy group experiences outside the home

  5. Loving encouragement and guidance of children toward independence, responsibility, and social consciousness

  6. A positive approach to learning

 

Our Teaching Approach

Reggio-Inspired Learning

FMCP is a Reggio-Inspired School. The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy primarily adopted within preschools and primary education. The Reggio-Inspired approach focuses on a student-centered, constructivist approach that allows the children to have self-directed, experiential learning in a safe, natural environment while meeting the state and licensing requirements for our A+ accreditation. Here at FMCP, we realize that children form their own personality at an early age and learn to express their personalities and ideas in a variety of ways. We strive to allow the children to learn through exploration and discovery while learning and following the principles of respect, responsibility and community.  

​For more information about Reggio-Inspired Learning and ways you came embrace this educational philosophy at home, please visit:

WHAT IS THE REGGIO EMILIA APPROACH?

WHAT IS REGGIO INSPIRED LEARNING?

5 WAYS KIDS LEARN AT A REGGIO INSPIRED PRESCHOOL

Assessments

FMCP follows the ASQ-3: Ages & Stages Questionnaires (3rd Ed.) to monitor children’s development in the infant through two-year old classes. In addition to ASQ-3, the teachers in the three-year old through transitional kindergarten classes do other assessments including the public school entry assessment. Every parent/guardian has the opportunity to have a conference with their child’s teacher in the fall and spring of each year. If the parent/guardian would like to see the assessments including art and writing samples (if applicable), they are always welcome to see their child’s portfolio.

 

Our Staff

Bijoux

Bijoux

Director

I am entering my 15th year at FMCP; initially, teaching in the classroom. Combined with my life-long dream of working with children, that experience has greatly benefitted me in leading the school. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to serve the community in providing a safe environment for the next generation.

Dawn

Dawn

Administrative Assistant

I am a mother of three, G to two and feel that we have just as much to learn from our vertically challenged friends as they do us.

Jessica

Jessica

Teacher - Beautiful Bebes

My name is Jessica and I am a mom of twin boys. I played softball growing up and love children. they are the reason I love my job...they bring me so much joy! I love teaching and watching children grow.

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Cindy

Teacher - Early Learners

I am mom to two awesome boys and I have 14 years experience in chilcare.

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Anna

Teacher - Explorers

I am Anna. I moved to the area three years ago from Charleston with my boyfirend. We have two dogs and a cat. I love to spend quiet eveningsat home with my little family and then have fun on the weekends: shopping, walking, or visiting friends and family.

Tiffany

Tiffany

Teacher - Pioneer

I am a mother of a beautiful little girl and enjoy teaching.

nuna

Nuna

Support Staff

I have been working here at FMCP for over 12 years. I am from Egypt and I have three children. I am also a grandmother to five.

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Anabel

Teacher TKs

I am married and have three children and one furbaby. My greatest joy is teaching.

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Christine

Executive Director

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Leeann

Leann

Assistant Director

I am entering my 13th year at FMCP; having worked in the classroom with every age group as well as in administration. I truly love working in early childhood education and appreciate any occasion to teach and learn from our students. I look forward to every interaction  this job affords me; I am blessed to have such a fulfilling job. 

Treza

Treza

Teacher - Beautiful Bebes

My name is Treza and I am a mother of two boys. I am from Egypt. Children are my #1 priority! This position is more than just a job for me.

Harley

Harley

Teacher - Early Learners

I am a mother of one beautiful little boy.

Corinda

Corinda

Teacher - Explorers

I am a mother of three and grandmother of one. I am from Connecticut and have 18 years teaching experience working in Early Childhood. I am also an animal lover as well as child advocate.

Alicia

Alicia

Teacher - Pathfinders

I am a mom-to-be and love working with children.

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Sola

Support Staff

I am originally from Egypt but, have been in the US for over 8 years. I am a mother of two boys, with whom I love with all my heart. I am the primary cook at FMCP and I love being able to see the children every day.

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Terri

Teacher TKs

I am a creative soul with a passion for art and helping children learn through it.

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Sheri

Afterschool

I am a fresh air junkie who thrives outside. All things "nature" interest me. I love teaching the children about gardening, plants and animals. My passion is to impart this delight to all children.