Our philosophy is unique because in a preschool cooperative, children, parents, and teachers go to school together, each learning from the other. Our school is a child centered world created to fit the child’s age, size, interests and needs. We believe that play is the work of children, and that it is through guided play activities that children learn about the world around them and grow and develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. We recognize that each child has his/her own rate of growth and development as well as his/her own special background, attitudes, and challenges. We believe family involvement is crucial to the healthy development of each child, therefore, the co-op system provides support and education to all who participate. We strive to provide an inviting atmosphere that is safe and allows freedom within reasonable limits so that we can give each child the nurturing necessary for him/her to become a responsible, caring, confident adult.