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

Why It’s ‘Self-Reg,’ Not Self-Control, That Matters Most For Kids NPR

If hyper-arousal is a normal state for many children, how can we help our kids learn to be genuinely calm?

5 Things That Happened When I Stopped Making My Kids Share Washington Post

“I decided to give up constantly directing and interfering, and started standing back, observing and giving my children more opportunities to problem-solve on their own.”

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Jan 16

No school

Jan 30

General meeting

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