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

4 Things Worse than Not Learning to Read in Kindergarten Huffington Post

“The new standard is that children should learn to read in kindergarten. Even though most educators know that many children aren’t ready to learn to read until first grade.”

How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success NPR

“The takeaway is that when your child is struggling on something or has setbacks, don’t focus on their abilities, focus on what they can learn from it.”

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May 27

Last day of school

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