The Importance of Play

by Margaret Hadley “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” Fred Rogers CHUP Preschool is a wonderful place for children to play and learn.  Play fosters creativity in all aspects of learning. It helps…

Meet & Greet Spring Open Houses

While the snow is here to remind us that it’s still winter in Michigan, our students and teachers had a fun week thinking about what it might be like at a beach.  Beach Day is just one of the many fun themes around which our teachers plan instruction.  Come and see what they’ve been up to…

CHUP Welcomes Ms. Beth Wagensomer

We are happy to welcome Ms. Beth Wagensomer as the new CHUP 4-year-old class teacher!  She brings with her a passion for early-childhood education and experience teaching both in Michigan and international classrooms.  Having been a student in a co-op preschool, she is excited to provide the same gentle introduction to school that she experienced…

Summer Open Houses

CHUP will be open for business and welcoming visitors this August. Come explore our three wonderful classrooms, meet our fabulous teachers and chat with board members about what you can expect from a CHUP Co-op experience.   Join us . . . Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm or Sunday, August 21,…

Spring Open Houses – Just Around the Corner

Now that March has come in like a lion and is also showing signs of becoming a lamb here in Michigan, it is nearly spring which means it’s time to start planning for next school year.  Fall may seem like a long way off, but it will be here before we know it. Families wanting to…

Welcome Back to School Part 4: Why I Love Being a CHUP Mom

Written by a CHUP Mom. During my parenting journey I’ve been surprised to find that I have grown into a better person through the process of mothering.  I guess you never quite realize just how much you have to give until another life is fully dependent on you.  Turns out there were a lot of untapped resources…

Welcome Back to School Part 3: Opening a 3PM Class & Orientation

Last Thursday parents met to kick off the 2015-2016 school year.  We were glad to welcome back old friends and meet new families who will be joining CHUP this year.  Particular excitement was shared about the opening of a 3PM class (that will meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons). Our Board President, Kari Fuchs, walked through an…

Welcome Back to School Part 2: Welcome to CHUP, from Mrs. Gueli

This is the second installment in our Welcome Back to School Series.  Stay tuned for more! Mrs. Lois Gueli is our fantastic four-year-olds teacher.  She brings a sense of fun to the classroom that make discovery and learning both contagious and inevitable.  Parents and students are bound to feel comfortable and safe in her experienced hands. Read…

Welcome Back to School Part 1: Welcome to CHUP, from Mrs. Hadley

This is the first installment in our Welcome Back to School Series.  Stay tuned for more! Mrs. Margaret Hadley is our wonderful teacher for the three-year-olds.  Her warmth and natural ability to communicate care make her ideal to lead children into their preschool years and foster confidence in parents during the transition, as well. Read her…