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

Pampered Children Are Hard To Coach Gym Momentum

While parents may be tempted to make their kids “happy” every day, coaches want athletes who aren’t afraid of failing. A pampered child is usually shielded from situations where they may fail.

Risky Outdoor Play Positively Impacts Children’s Health UBC News

New research shows that risky outdoor play is not only good for children’s health but also encourages creativity, social skills, and resilience.

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Oct 19

General meeting

Nov 7

16th Annual Co-Op Auction

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