The Cooperative School is a parent-participatory program for children ages 2–5. The school intentionally fosters learning and relationships for both children and parents. Students learn to be creative thinkers. They learn fundamental skills needed for futureclassroom settings. And they learn how to be part of a community. Parents participate in the classroom, see their child’s development firsthand, and—in a supportive community of families—gain a full toolbox of parenting skills.
The Cooperative School is:
Arts-based: Children explore artistic techniques through visual arts, storytelling, music, and physical movement.
Play-based: The language of play helps forge relationships between children and encourages problem solving and a willingness to explore the world.
Nature-infused: Children go on regular forest outings and spend time around a campfire. Also, the school’s outdoor play space is a classroom, using repurposed natural materials (logs, rocks) and architecturally designed spaces (tea house, sand pit) to facilitate learning through imaginary play. We play outside every day—in nearly all weather.
To sign up to attend an information session, please register at: http://takomacooperativeschool.org/admissions/