Prekindergarten the Cooperative School Way
Would you like to give your child the gift of another year of play and playful learning before beginning kindergarten?
- Are you having second thoughts about sending your almost five-year-old to kindergarten in the fall?
- Does your child's current nursery school utilize traditional academic activities in place of playful learning that research shows actually leads to higher future academic success?
- Are you interested in a change?
This is your child's year to grow roots and take flight.
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School has openings in its prekindergarten class (children ages 4 and 5) for the 2017-2018 school year. The Cooperative School's prekindergarten (Tracks) class meets weekday afternoons, Monday through Friday from noon to 3:00. The program is play-based, arts-infused, and nature-inspired.
Most parents work in the classroom on a weekly basis. Our pre-kindergarten curriculum emphasizes play-filled exploration of math, social studies, literacy, and science through visual art, music, physical arts, and social-dramatic play. The curriculum is delivered using the project approach, supported by the teachings of Lilian Katz and Loris Malaguzzi. The program includes Handwriting Without Tears, lots of outdoor play, and field trips. It is our goal to nurture confidence, connection to self and others, and thinking skills.
The Cooperative School is built on the parent-participatory model and has welcomed and educated families from the Washington Metropolitan area for 75 years.
Please send a message to the admissions team, email@example.com, to learn about our parent-participatory model and its two primary benefits: excellent education for parents as well as children and a vibrant community of dedicated, involved families.
We look forward to sharing more about this very special program with you.