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Sumner Cooperative Nursery

245 Valley Avenue East
Sumner, WA 98390

(253) 862-7124


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Offering classes for 3 & 4 year olds Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30-11:30 and for 2 year olds on Wednesdays from 10:30-noon.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Co-ops are a great way for parents to be involed in their children's education.

A Typical Day

We start the day with a circle time, learning about calendar, weather and counting our question of the day. Children have an oppurtunity to share something special at this time. We then work on to our letter of the week and then to freeplay-time. We read a story, and have a snack served family style. Our day ends with recess and finally music.

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
  • 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