The Potomac Association of Cooperative Teachers Inc. (PACT) is a tax-exempt,
incorporated professional organization of cooperative nursery school teachers located in the Washington, DC area. Established in 1961, PACT is run by dedicated volunteers.
PACT's primary purpose is to provide training for teachers through workshops and speakers in all areas pertaining to early childhood education. PACT also seeks to promote the concept of preschool education through the cooperative function of parents and teachers.
PACT is governed by a set of By-laws approved by the membership.
Membership is open to all who are interested in the education of young children. Educators seeking to join PACT should complete the updated online form for the 2023-2024 school year on the membership page.
Members are entitled member to:
- Attend two professional development training days each school year
- Two online newsletters per year
- Participation in the PACT member Google groups.
Questions about membership? Please e-mail VPMembershipPACT@gmail.com
Award for Devoted Service in Early Childhood Education
The PACT Award for Devoted Service in Early Childhood Education was re-instated in 2016. There are many candidates deserving of recognition, and members are encouraged to consider nominating one of their mentors or co-workers. It's never too early to begin the process!
We are pleased to announce the return of the annual PACT award for Devoted Service in Early Childhood Education! Is there a staff member at your school who stands out for their dedication to the preschool, its families, and the cooperative model? Please fill out this Google Form to nominate your staff member for recognition! (The two reference letters may be emailed to the address provided in this form.) Please submit the Service Award Nomination Form by Thursday, February 29, 2024.
Recipients of the award are inducted into PACT's Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame
In the Spring of 2018, the PACT Board established a PACT Hall of Fame to recognize members who have given exemplary service in the field of Early Childhood Education. Each year educators are chosen to be added to the Hall of Fame honorees.