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Pleasant Valley Co-op Nursery

1575 Main St
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

(845) 635-9209

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The Pleasant Valley Cooperative Nursery School has been offering a pre-school curriculum to 3-5 year old children in our local community for over 35 years.

Our Academic Philosophy The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn first-hand about the world around us. In using and touching real materials such as blocks, nature items, sand and water, puzzles and other manipulatives, children learn about sizes, shapes, colors and the relationships between things. Play provides the preparation children need before they enter elementary school. Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood curriculum. Discovery hands-on learning within the curriculum areas of art, math, science, cooking, music, movement and the language arts are an integral part of the program.

Our Program Goals The most important goal in our curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners and to not only prepare the children for kindergarten and beyond but to also promote their social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs.

The Cooperative Experience The cooperative school allows parents to be part of their child’s educational experience. Parents play a role in choosing teachers, implementing and voting on particular policies, working at jobs in the day to day running of the school and volunteering in their child's classroom. The high parent involvement also allows the school to keep tuition as low as possible.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Co-op

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
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school