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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The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard NPR

And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

Are You Overpraising Your Child? NY Times

All those “Good jobs!” might be undermining kids’ independence and self-confidence.

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