"he United Methodist Church Co-op Nursery School is a parent-directed, cooperative nursery school that offers a unique program for children 18 months to five years of age. Our school, which is non-profit and non-sectarian, is located in the United Methodist Church of Burlingame.
Parents play an active role in all aspects of school administration, maintenance and growth. Parents serve as elected officers, comprising the Executive Board that governs the school.
What is a co-op?
In a cooperative nursery school, parents and teachers work together as a team in operating the school and educating the children. A co-op nursery school combines the expertise of teaching professionals with the special talents of parents to provide a loving, healthy and safe learning environment for children. As a co-op parent, you have the opportunity to observe and enjoy your child in a group situation, as well as learn new skills for interacting with other young children.
We provide a warm, supportive atmosphere in which children can develop positive feelings about their first school experience. We offer stimulating and varied activities designed to help each child grow physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
Did you know?
? We are one of the few schools that offers a toddler program for children 18 months to 2 years and 9 months of age
? We offer a Pre-K program for our four and five year olds
? For a nominal fee, we offer childcare to younger siblings of enrolled students when their parents assist in the classroom
? Your child need not be toilet trained
? Many of our members are in car pools, and many exchange babysitting
? Our school schedule coincides with the Public School's calendar
? Visitors are welcome during school hours as long as they notify the teacher in advance
? We offer scholarships for families experiencing financial hardships
? Our school accepts children of every race, creed and nationality
? Our school is a member of the San Mateo Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools"
Excerpted from the preschool's website