The Three Rivers Co-operative Preschool, Inc. was founded in 1969 as a non-profit organization with a very simple philosophy: children, parents, and teachers attend school together, all learning from each other.
5 Principles that help shape our school:
Each child is accepted as an individual, and is helped to develop his/her full capacities at his/her own rate of progress. Positive self-images are tenderly nurtured.
A Child Sized World
Children need to find themselves in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where they can explore, share, play, and communicate with other children their own age.
Freedom Within Limits
Children need to understand and accept limits. They need order to their day and freedom in their play. Teachers maintain a safe, healthy, carefully supervised environment.
Our classroom activities challenge children to move forward at their own rate of success. Our integrated curriculum fosters learning and development through guided learning, experimentation, and cooperative play.
Parents come to the school regularly to work and observe. Through close association with a professionally trained teacher, the parents acquire specialized skills and a greater understanding. They learn about other children; they see their own child from a different perspective. A shared commitment between the child, parent, and teacher facilitates the child's adjustment to later school experiences