We walk alongside children with our play. It is like dropping breadcrumbs and sometimes making the decision to change out breadcrumbs for pebbles, shells, sticks, or in this case, Unnur set out snail shells.read more
Growing Together: For more than 60 years, The Cooperative School has stood by its original mission—to build a nurturing educational community. At our school, generations of children, parents, and teachers have taken their first steps in learning together.
A Frog and a Snail; Playing at Lauko Darželis
Jump! The Earth Will Catch You; Trust at Lauko Darželis
He jumped, trusting that the Earth would catch him. Zilvinas Karpis, founder of the first outdoor school in Lithuania, shared how he knew he would create a place for children to return to nature and the play opportunities it offers.read more
The Democratic Process in our Cooperative Model School
Crafted in 1942 our school’s bylaws outline in twelve articles and seven pages, our mission and education model, our definition of membership, and how that membership will sustain the organization’s business of educating parents and children. A handful of amendments beginning in 1976 have refined these bylaws adding a revised mission statement, financial management, further [...]read more