The Cooperative School's mission statement encourages us to extend our community beyond the walls of our school. Our blog, Growing Together, along with our social media outlets helps us accomplish this through increasing our virtual footprint.
We also open our doors for collaboration tours and mentorship with parents, visiting educators, and play advocates.
Open Community Events, Kaffeeklatsches, Topics in Early Childhood
Topics in Early Childhood (RSVP: Admissions@tpcns.org)
Educator Collaboration Tours
We are a community of learners. We feel there is mutual benefit in opening our doors to other educators. Our practice is improved through sharing and dialogue. Connect with our parent-participatory model and educational model through thematic tours. Collaboration tour visitors must be educators or board members of a parent cooperative school. Tours are booked in advance and focus on a theme. Time within each tour is allotted for written feedback.
Thematic tours include Loose Parts Inside and Outside the Classroom; Parent Involvement: Cultivating Community; Integrated Arts-based Curriculum; Inclusion: Everyone Gets What They Need, and Assessment: Reflective Practices. Contact: Lesley Romanoff, School Director
The Cooperative School’s mission sets us on a path of sharing. We wish to further the exploration of progressive early childhood education, the parent-participatory model, and best practices in an arts-based, inclusive learning environment.
Our teachers will hold workshops with your staff at your school or at our location for a fee (fee is based on materials, number of participants, and travel). Workshops include Scaffolding Play with Loose Parts; Supporting Social Language through Dramatic Play; Arts Across the Curriculum; Brain Development and Music, and Other People’s Children: Parent Involvement. Contact: Lesley Romanoff, School Director
September 30 2018, Nature Preschool Teacher's Retreat ERAFANS, presenter: Lesley Romanoff