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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To the mom who believes in peaceful parenting—but struggles to actually do it

“Essentially, I had to rewire my parenting mindset. I had to overcome decades and even generations of conditioning.”

Teach Kids When They’re Ready Edutopia

A new book for parents on developing their kids’ sense of autonomy has some useful insights for teachers as well.

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Open House

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