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What is a co-op?

Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School is organized as a cooperative, in the belief that its educational aims can best be accomplished with the active presence of parents within the school.
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Parents assist in the classroom and take responsibility for the maintenance, governance, and financial well-being of the school, while the school, in turn, provides opportunities for parent education and support. This blending of school and family life eases the childā€™s transition to the world beyond the family and creates a cooperative community dedicated to providing the richest, most caring environment possible for children.

“I love that Ruth Washburn is a cooperative, and not just a drop-off. I want to be a part of my child’s preschool education.” – RWCNS parent