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

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm Psychology Today

Research reveals negative effects of academic preschools and kindergartens.

How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First NY Times

Parents have a better chance of controlling their children’s addiction to texting and gaming if they set aside family times for putting down devices.

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Sep 2

New family orientation

Sep 8-11

Fall classes start

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