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

Helping Kids with Grief, Loss, and Death Aha! Parenting

Grief is a part of every life, and how we handle loss has a huge impact on our family’s emotional life.

Q&A: Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind NPR

Studies with wooden blocks show “that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition.”

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Sep 2

New family orientation

Sep 8-11

Fall classes start

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