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

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting The Atlantic

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.

Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

A new book argues that children are less disciplined than ever. Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis identifies several culprits and says there are several things parents, teachers and caregivers can do.

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Aug 27-Sep 7

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Sep 5

New parent orientation

Sep 10

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