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North Ridgeville Corporative Nursery School

34077 Lorain rd.
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

(440) 327-8753

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The teachers work closely with all the families and we all support each other to make learning fun for the children. When
there are issues, we meet and brain storm what works best and stay consistant. We also have access to the city's early intervention childhood program.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The North Ridgeville Co-Op believes strongly that every child is unique and should be provided with ample opportunities to explore and invest in a variety of activities. We feel that if we give them the social skills and help build their self-esteem that they will become confident individuals. Our goal is to give the children a happy, positive and productive start
to their education.

A Typical Day

Greeting and table work
Calendar, weather, show-n-tell, goals of the day
Craft and free play
Group activity
Story time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We are always available to the parents either before school or after. We provide newsletters or emails weekly on their upcoming events. We have conferences in Feb./March but at anytime we will meet with the parents if there are concerns or questions. We have parent meetings bi-monthly.
Because we are a co-op, we have daily contact with
all our parents which makes it nice and easy to stay in touch.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • 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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Separation is handled as quickly as possible. We have the parent say goodbye at the door and take the child into the classroom to talk and comfort them. We encourage making a picture for their parent and getting them involved in an activity. We will only call the parent if after a time the child is just not settling down or distracting the other children to the point where others are now getting upset. This is a delicate matter and handled case by case.