Play is our work.

The Menlo-Atherton Cooperative Nursery School is a play-based preschool where parent participation allows children and families to learn and grow together.

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In these times of so much pressure and expectations on our young children, I am grateful for the firm belief in the power of play.
The whole experience of being there with my child is priceless for me. I also love that I have met so many like-minded parents!
An incredibly powerful learning experience… I am a much better parent now than I was before I started participating at the co-op.

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what we’re reading

Delaying Kindergarten May Bring Mental Health Benefits for Kids

Postponing kindergarten may help children develop more emotional self-regulation, as they benefit from prolonged exposure to a play-based curriculum.

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders Forbes

A leadership expert suggests that parents should focus more on tomorrow–rather than today–to help their children grow into leaders of their own lives and the world’s enterprises.

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Nov 25-27

No school

Dec 19-Jan 3

Winter break

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