Wow, this place is really a gem. Play-based cooperative preschool in SW. The teachers are far better than any of the other places we've seen and the parents and children are a loving community. Can't wait to send my children!
This place is the best! The teachers are great, and having parents of children who go there, also be there as "workers" means the relationships you and your child develop are much stronger, and it's very clear they care a lot about all of the kids. They have all kinds of social events and have a very positive, child-centered philosophy. I highly recommend it.
This co-op, while being a wonderful learning environment for the kids, is a play-based school. It is a fun place for them to be while also satisfying their curiosity and sneaking learning opportunities into the fun. And the other parents.... I can't say enough good things about them! You get so close to the other parents in your kids' class that you would (and do, on a weekly basis) entrust them to take care of your kids. And you do the same for them, when you work your shift one day a week. The four teachers are all exceptional, most have been at the school forever because they really love it there.
SWPCC has amazing, experienced teachers and a highly involved and supportive parent community. Accepting children from 12 months to 5 years, it fosters lasting relationships with teachers and parents. Its play-based curriculum supports every child, with enriching activities both inside and outdoors.
I can't say enough good things about this school. We have been at the school for 4 years and in that time we have found our closest friends and our community. The opportunities the children have for experiences are unsurpassed. My children have been able to ride a pony, go to plays, farms, fire stations, grocery store, the audubon society, take classes, and more. The outdoor environment is amazing and the teachers are filled with incredible love. This school is an experience no child or family should miss.
The education my children have received from this preschool, although play based, has been very well rounded. With a program starting for children as young as 12 months old, I was able to have both children enrolled. They learned so much at a young age about respecting your peers, they have fostered life long friendships though this school, and so has our entire family.