San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools


Fifteen co-operative nursery schools are members of the San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (SFCPPNS). Delegates from each school meet monthly to share ideas and to discuss common problems, solutions, and goals.

SFCPPNS works to support San Francisco co-ops and co-op members (both current and alumni) in a number of ways. It established and subsidizes a consultant counseling service for parents, guardians, and their children; it hosts a number of workshops and speakers for co-op members each year; and in 2003 it created OASIS, an organizational support system for individual co-operative nursery schools.

What is a parent participation nursery school?

A parent participation, or cooperative, nursery school is a non-profit, non-sectarian, 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.

The member schools listed here admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school. These schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Our Member Schools