The Stanwood Cooperative Preschool (SCP) has been owned and operated by families from the Stanwood, Camano Island and Arlington areas since 1976. The preschool is staffed by professional teachers who work with parents to operate a successful, stimulating and engaging classroom. SCP's basic philosophy is that young children learn best through hands-on activities and the social interactions of play.
This 5.2 kilowatt system, which was installed by Western Solar, will provide enough energy to cover more than a third of the school's energy needs. Renewable energy will be part of the daily activities, as monitors inside the school provide real-time system data. There will also be special lessons about renewable energy.