Mission Statement

We believe children learn best in a safe and experience-rich environment which provides them the opportunity to explore and play to...

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Learning Outside the Classroom

Our partnership with Blandford Nature Center brings the students outside on a regular basis to connect their experiential learning to the wonders...

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Why Northwest Co-op?

A cooperative preschool is administered and maintained by the parents on a non-profit, non-sectarian basis.  The parents assist the professional...

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Enrollment for the 2019-2020 year begins January 28th!  Current and Alumni families can enroll now!
Send your completed application and registration fee in today to lock in your child’s spot for next year!
For questions regarding the application or enrollment process,
please contact our Membership Chair at 616-730-1830.

Come meet our teacher, learn about our play-based curriculum, collaboration with Blandford Nature Center and how a co-op may be the best first educational choice for your whole family!
Open Houses This School Year:
Tues. January 28th ~
Wed. March 4th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thurs. April 16th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm
Children and parents are welcome to explore the classroom and meet some of our current students and their families.

 Northwest Co-op Preschool offers play-based learning rooted in nature and creativity, surrounded by a supportive community of families. Your child will learn in a safe and experience rich environment, with an excellent student-teacher ratio, all while being supported by a teacher with over 25 years experience and just as passionate about her students as her first years teaching.

We focus on teaching the whole child.

Equal emphasis is placed on social, emotional, and intellectual growth. The learning environment is rich with hands on experiences in the classroom and outside.  Our teacher has a deep understanding of early childhood development and the experience needed to guide young children in the learning process.

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood…
– Fred Rogers   


The curriculum is based on well researched teaching practices that support the unique way that young children learn. Experienced-based education encourages children’s creativity, helps them to become critical thinkers and promotes interest in life-long learning. Parents are viewed as partners and collaborators in the education of their child.

As a co-op, we enjoy the benefits of parent participation in the classroom and in the operation of the school. Northwest Cooperative Preschool is a choice for your child’s first school experience and a welcoming community for your family.



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