Saturday, October 26, 2013

Coop Nursery School at the Pumpkin Patch!

We had such a great time at the Pumpkin Patch last week!  It was a very cold day!  We walked and played with snow flurries surrounding us!  This group of four year olds set a record for the fastest time walking to the patch, picking out a pumpkin, walking back from the patch, posing for a group picture, and walking back to a warm building!  The quick pace kept us warm!
Happy Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Great Start at Cooperative Nursery School!

What a great start to a new school year we've had!  Our class is a busy one!  We've learned about ourselves, families, and met new friends!  We had fun learning about apples and fire safety!  We now move on to discovering all we can about our fantastic Autumn season! 

We are rocking in our school shoes!

We learn so much during large group!

Fine motor activities keep us busy!

Music is a great time to release some energy and have fun while dancing!

Working on our writing skills!

We are looking forward to having more fun in October!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A new year is about to begin!

As the teachers ready their classrooms for the 67th year of Coop, we look forward to the children and their parents returning!  Coop is a special place for children and their families!  Our small classes and adult to child ratio is superb!  Our parents want to be involved in their child's education and that makes Coop a special place for preschool children!

We offer classes for 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 4 year olds.  Each day you will find parents working side by side with the classroom teachers.  The children are involved in the classroom activities.  Coop follows "The Creative Curriculum" when planning activities.  This year we begin using "Conscious Discipline" strategies in our classrooms. 

Contact Coop if you want more information.  Our email is and our website is  Look for us on facebook at Cooperative Nursery School and be sure to like our page!

We are looking forward to filling our classrooms with the laughter of happy children for the 67th year!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hibernating in Preschool!

Every year we end our winter unit with a hibernation day in the 4's class!  We turn our meeting area into a cave and we go on a bear hunt! And of course we must wear our PJ's when hibernating!  I have to say the day is always a great success!  Here are a few pictures from our day!

Reading a story in our cave!

Beginning our Bear hunt!

Reading a found clue! 

Following the latest clue!

Aww, SUCCESS!  Found the Bear!
Don't forget you can visit Coop on Thursday February 21 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. or Friday February 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Coop has been educating C-U's preschool children since 1946!
Email: for more information!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cooperative Nursery School Open House!

Please visit the Cooperative Nursery School on Thursday February 21, 2013 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. or Friday February 22 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  We will begin accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year on Tuesday February 19, 2013.

Learn about our unique preschool!  Our high level of parent involvement makes our Coop unique!  Coop provides a safe, secure, and engaging learning environment for our children!  Our program is enriched by the involvement of our parents, who bring to the classroom a wide range of cultural, educational, and artistic backgrounds.  The high level of parent involvement also facilitates a smoother transition from family life to the world of school!

Coop is dedicated to the cooperative concept of early education where teachers, parents, and children work together to create the best learning environment for each child to reach their own potential of emotional, intellectual, and social growth.  The teaching strategy used to reach our goal of responsiveness to individual learning is the Creative Curriculum by Diane Trister Dodge.  This curriculum concept seeks to balance teacher-planned and child-initiated learning, and to respond to the individual strengths, interests, needs, and learning styles of each child.

Coop has been educating preschool children since 1946!  Please stop by for a visit!

Cooperative Nursery School
602 W. Green St.
(2nd floor of the 1st Presbyterian Church, please use the Orchard St. entrance)
Urbana, IL. 61801

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