The Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School was founded in October 1954 to provide a healthy, safe, and stimulating environment in which children can develop socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. A cooperative nursery school is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, democratic organization where each family shares in the planning and operation of the school. Parents participate in the program on a rotating basis, serving as assistants to a professional nursery school teacher and staff. The efforts of parents and their direct involvement during the school day make parent participation nursery schools a unique educational endeavor. At our school, all of the administrative functions, maintenance, and fundraising are performed by the parent members rather than by paid staff members. Our school is a state-licensed child-care facility and a non-profit 501c3 corporation.
Some of the benefits of participating in a Cooperative Nursery School include: