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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Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety in Kids? KQED

The decline in time children have for free play could be tied to increased levels of depression and acute anxiety among young people.

Rethinking Child Discipline The Atlantic

In his recently released parenting book, the child psychologist Ross Greene outlines his environmentally focused method for remedying misbehavior.

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