Multiple classroom improvements during the summer and the hiring of two new teachers make Lollipop Cooperative School a more attractive option for parents around 3, 4 or 5 years old. In addition to the 3-year-old and pre-school classes, the school offers extended day and enrichment options to better prepare children for kindergarten.
It is located on 1280 E. Aurora Street. Macedonia, the school has been in operation since 1958, and in 2019, 2020, and 2021, the most popular preschool is named Hulafrog.
Lollipop works as a partner with parent involvement. Parents volunteer in their child’s classroom once or twice a month to serve on various committees. In this activity, parents share their child’s early school experience.
Parents of incoming students gathered in the summer to make an impressive improvement in the preschool classrooms. New carpet tiles have been installed, walls have been repainted, modern electrical wiring and exits have been installed, and window air conditioning units have been installed. In addition, new furniture has been purchased, beautiful curtains and works of art have been hung and the rooms have a fun, exciting and organized look.
“Lollipop board members, as well as many parents and teachers, spend a lot of time and energy on these classroom improvements,” said board president Kate Sebastian. I am not proud of the end result, and I am very happy for future students and parents who will benefit from these updates.
Lollipop teachers complete the coursework required by the Ohio Department of Labor and Family Services. The curriculum follows Ohio’s standards to help students succeed in elementary school. Lollipop’s favorite, veteran teachers retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year.
Pat Arco, who has taught at the school for 30 years, is still part of the Lolepop family.
“Two grandchildren have been born this fall, so I look forward to helping them, but I am also happy to be able to help with Lollipop,” she said.
Su Sue Kodner, who has been a teacher at Lollipop for 20 years, was also an important part of the staff.
Carla Finili Arcon was hired in August 2021 to replace the 4-day pre-K teacher and enrichment teacher. Fintelli studied at Kent State University and is a certified early childhood student in Ohio. This is her 16th year of preschool.
“My goal in the classroom is to help students develop a genuine love for learning, grow on their own, and build a positive foundation for further education,” he said.
Glenda Coleman will be hired as a 4-day Pre-K Assistant Teacher in July 2021 to fill Kodner’s role. She started working as a babysitter 20 years ago. Coleman found her child development partner and was recently selected to participate in the Summit County Scholars Program. She also received a Kindergarten Certification Certificate.
Glenda believes that working in the field of child care allows her to be part of many different families and their lives.
“It is a pleasure to help prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the hope that they will make a difference,” she said.
Lollipop’s new employees will join an experienced teaching staff that includes:
Rachel Maclintock, 3-day pre-K leader, 3-day teacher and extended day teacher. Maclintock joins Lollipop in 2020. Prior to Lollipop, she was a local 3 preschool and pre-school teacher. Continuing her studies at Kent State University, Maclintok completed vocational development courses in child development, Ohio quality presentation, many aspects of autism, and love.
Susan Tomasheshki joined Lollipop in 2014. She is a 3 day Pre-K, Extended Day and Enrichment Assistant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Cleveland State University and a master’s degree in child care.
Julie Richardson is a three-year assistant teacher. This will be Richardson’s fifth year in Lollipop and his first year with 3-year-olds. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Mitch.
Do you want to enroll a student?
There are two vacancies left on Lollipop. Contact Dana Chanel at 216.410.4433 or email@example.com for your registration questions.