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

Calming Your Clingy Child Janet Lansbury

It’s good to feel needed, but when we become parents, we realize we never knew “needy”.

Preschoolers Need More Play, Fewer Scripted Lessons Yale News

In her just-released book, noted early childhood educator Erika Christakis argues that most of today’s youngest schoolchildren are spending their critical early-learning years in environments that ignore or misunderstand their needs.

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Nov 22-24

No school

Dec 23-Jan 7

Winter break

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