Where children & parents

learn & grow together

 

The Cooperative Experience 

 

 

Cooperative education goes beyond academics. We provide a sense of community and purpose that fosters friendships, personal growth as individuals, and a sense of belonging - for children and families!  

 

In a co-op, families and teachers work together to share the responsibilities of the school's operations. Families participate on rotating schedules to maintain, and continuously improve the school and its programs.  

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Guiding and teaching parents and children

the joy of self-discovery, experimentation, and the power of learning, since 1975.

Children gain independence and confidence as they build friendships with peers and trusted adults at school.  Low student-to-adult ratios (5:1) ensure a positive learning environment, and help children develop their ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds. 

 

Parents have a unique opportunity to learn about preschooler development, and gain skills for guiding young children. Our members often share that they learn as much, if not more, than the children.  Learning at school can be continued and reinforced at home for a comprehensive, cohesive approach.

By participating at preschool parents have a deep understanding of what happens during class, and can share in the joy of shared knowledge and references with their children.

Perks of a Co-Op Preschool:

Inclusion and kindness are modeled in our school community, where everyone participates and supports.

Observe the small joys of preschoolers as young friendships are built and children take wing.

Parenting education opportunities in the classroom, via parent ed, and within the community.

Share the excitement of childrens discoveries: Your own child's, and those of all the children in class!

We Are

EXPLORERS

Exceptional hands-on exploratory curriculum to develop high level

thinking skills and caring, compassionate learners. 

Our integrated STEAMS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and Social Skills)

education is rooted in

 

 

Thematic webbing provides inspiration for our daily activities, engaging students to explore central ideas in diverse ways. 

Our curriculum is presented using highly-interactive, developmentally appropriate methods that stimulate minds and capture childrens natural curiosity.

critical thinking

         collaboration

curiosity

        communication

adaptability

          questioning

"They have mastered the formula for "first school experience" - instilling a love of learning"

- Sarah S.  (alumni parent)

Director Jackie