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 Boredom is Good for Your Child Aha! Parenting

Why boredom is good for your child: unstructured time is “how they learn to engage with themselves and the world, to imagine and invent and create.”

What I Changed for the Sake of My Kids Huffington Post

“‘Softer’ is a way of being, of parenting, of thinking that I learned to embrace over this past year. I had to. For years, I had been tightly wound around the idea that rigidity and harshness were my best options in dealing with my kids.”

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Sep 7

New family orientation

Sep 8-9

Class picnics

Sept 12

First day of school

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