We believe children learn best in a safe and experience-rich environment which provides them the opportunity to explore and play; fostering their creativity, encouraging flexible thinking, and aiding in discoveries which make their learning more meaningful to them. Combined with a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities, these explorations ready our students not only for kindergarten, but for life-long learning.
The Northwest Co-op Preschool first opened its doors in September 1962 under the name Northwest Co-op Nursery. While enjoying a cup of coffee and watching their children play, Mrs. James K Miller, Mrs. E. W. Swanson, and Mrs. C.L. Koopmans discussed the need for a preschool for them to attend. Since there was not one in the area, they decided to start one.