Mentor Co-Operative Preschool 7271 Lake Shore Blvd, Mentor, OH44060 The Mentor Co-Operative Preschool is truly a cooperative effort. While it has teachers that teach the children, parents…More also participate and donate supplies. Founded in 1962, the co-op is entirely funded by fund-raising and tuition. Consequently, the preschool is owned by the parents who have children in the school. The co-op's teachers are Tanya Bencar and Margaret Strobel. The preschool is housed in Mentor Plains United Methodist Church, but it is not directly associated with the church.