A Learning Cooperative

    The Children’s Learning Cooperative of Long Island will host an information night on Tuesday for prospective parents of preschool and elementary-age schoolchildren. The cooperative is part of the Whole Child Foundation, a non-profit that operates schools in Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley and Boston’s South Shore.
    It aims to fill a niche for families “who want learning that fits their child’s temperament and passions, but goes a little easier on their pocketbook,” according to a statement released by its director, Julie B. Rosenshein, a certified school social worker and educational consultant. She is the author of “The Highly Sensitive Kids Guide” and also specializes in the holistic treatment of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
    While the cooperative has yet to secure an East End location, Ms. Rosenshein said that it would likely be in the Sag Harbor area, where she has received the bulk of parent interest — mostly among families that either already home school their children or for those who are looking at alternatives to public school.
    “It’s for many families who would consider home schooling if they weren’t the ones doing the home schooling,” she said, noting that tuition generally runs around $400 per month. Parent volunteers allow organizers to keep “costs down and the variety going, with every parent bringing their set of unique gifts and passions.”
    Tuesday’s information session will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in the main chapel of the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor.