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Nature's Pointe Coop Preschool

1399 Greenfield Avenue
Noblesville, IN 46060

(317) 767-4312


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We are a cooperative preschool where children can learn and develop through play at an individual pace while parents can learn and grow in their abilities to be child educators at home, school and in their communities.

Nature's Pointe Cooperative Preschool was established in 1996. We are a non-profit parent-participation preschool located in Noblesville, Indiana, enrolling children from 16 months to 5 years. We are affiliated with the Indiana Council of Preschool Cooperatives and Parent Cooperative Preschools International.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Co-op

From the Director:

NPCP is a developmentally appropriate program with a cooperative philosophy, providing a learning environment for both parents and children. Under the guidance of qualified teachers and a board comprised of our members, every family will be involved through classroom participation and assistance with business operations. We offer and promote ongoing education within the school and community to enhance parenting skills and ensure emotional, social, and educational success in our children.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our parent cooperative is dedicated to helping children, parents and teachers grow together.

The length and frequency of school days is in line with the recommendations of early childhood educators as appropriate for the age of the children. Teacher-led group time is balanced with plenty of self-directed, hands-on experiences. The latter have been shown to allow the natural learning processes of children to occur. In a pre-planned “learning through play” environment children learn how to interact, problem-solve, and make decisions together. Parents, educators and researchers have found that children of these developmentally appropriate programs are not only ready for kindergarten, but also have developed a life-long love of learning.

A Typical Day

"Cubs Schedule
9:30-10:10 Self-Directed Play
10:10-10:20 Clean-Up
10:20-10:25 Gathering Time
10:25-10:35 Hand Washing Time
10:35-10:45 Snack Time
10:45-11:00 Large Motor Time
Teddies Schedule
9:30-10:20 Self-Directed Play
10:20-10:30 Clean-Up
10:30-10:45 Gathering Time
10:45-10:50 Hand Washing Time
10:50-11:00 Snack Time
11:00-11:15 Large Motor Time
Koala Classroom Routine and Participation Responsibilities
Preparation Time 9:15 am
Arrival 9:30 am
Free Play 9:30 - 10:30 am
Clean-up & Book Time 10:30 - 10:40 am
Circle Time 10:40 - 11:00 am
Hand Washing 11:55 - 11:05 am
Snack Time 11:05 - 11:20 am
Group Activity 11:20 - 11:30 am
Dismissal 11:30 am
Panda Class Schedule and Parent Responsibilities
9:00 Participating parents
9:15 Students enter the classroom when the door is opened and PANDA-monium begins
9:30-10:30 Free choice time.
10:30-10-:45 Clean up time followed by quiet reading.
10:45-11:00 Circle time, at which I read a book.
11:00-11:10 Bathroom and hand washing, seating at snack table.
11:10-11:20 Thank parents for their help, before we eat snack together.
11:20-11:25 Throw out trash when excused, l
11:25-11:45 Outside play time,
11:45 dismissal. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on