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 Fallacy of the “I Turned Out Fine” Argument NY Times

You didn’t use seatbelts when you were growing up and you lived to tell about it? That doesn’t make it a good parenting strategy.

Timeouts Are a Dated and Ineffective Parenting Strategy. So What’s a Good Alternative? Washington Post

Many parents rely on timeouts when their kids misbehave. A growing number of experts, though, advise against it.

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Jan 21

No school

Feb 18-22

No school

Feb 25

General meeting

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