Occasionally there is a family that would like to join Sleepy Hollow Preschool, but due to job situations or other factors cannot make the time commitment required to fulfill the in-class co-op requirement. For these families, the preschool offers what is known as the “buyout” option on a very limited basis and at an increased tuition rate. The buyout option is not available for the two-year old classes.
Parents who have chosen the buyout option are not required to spend any in-class time as a classroom helper, and they do not provide any snack. These parents are still responsible for meeting all other requirements of membership: 4 training hours, 6-8 (depending on number of children enrolled) hours of school maintenance, committee participation, and attendance at general membership meetings.