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Comstock Cooperative Nursery

929 Charlotte Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

(269) 342-5054


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

" Comstock Cooperative Nursery School, Inc. will recognize, accept and respect each child's uniqueness. Our program is based on these ideas:
1. Provide a program in which a child can explore and grow in self-awareness.
2. Develop a sense of self-worth in each child.
3. Provide a chance for children to interact and relate to peers and adults.
4. Provide a program that will allow each child to succeed as his/her level.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

1. Children may use the bathroom at any time with adult supervision.
2. Encourage the child to use the toilet, wipe, flush, and wash hands.
3. Each child washes his/her hands before snack and always after handling any animals.
Clean-up Time
1. Encourage children to keep things cleaned up as they are playing, so that the mess does not become insurmountable.
2. Expect everyone to help, even though they have not played in the area, and offer praise to those who do.
1. Expect the children to help themselves, but offer to help when needed.
2. Help children develop a routine. Snow pants first, next boots, jacket, hat scarf and mittens.
3. Encourage children to hang up their own jacket or sweater.
Arrival and Dismissal
1. Children are to leave and arrive with an adult present
2. Be sure that each child has all of his/her belongings and papers to go home.
4. Morning class beings promptly at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. (3's) or 11:30 a.m. (4's)
Afternoon class begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. (3's) or 3 p.m. (4's)
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
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school