Upcoming Events
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<p><strong>What:</strong>&nbsp;Student art show, pajama story time, refreshments<br /> <strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>February 8, 2018<br /> <strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Preston-Royal Barnes &amp; Noble</p>
<p><strong>What:</strong>&nbsp; Our annual fundraising gala<br /> <strong>When:</strong>&nbsp; March 3, 2018<br /> <strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong> The Clubs of Prestonwood</p>
<p><strong>What:</strong>&nbsp; Meet the teachers, tour the school, and enjoy coffee and refreshments.&nbsp;Open house for grandparents and special friends.<br /> <strong>When:</strong>&nbsp; April 4, 2018<br /> <strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp; Northaven Co-op</p>
Latest News
Jan 15th
<p>Schedule a personal tour and see for yourself what makes the Co-op such a rich, rewarding and nurturing place for your child, and for your family as a whole.</p> <p>The Co-op is unlike any other preschool in Dallas.&nbsp; Our unique combination of stimulating, play-based curriculum, wonderful facilities, experienced and loving teachers along with the opportunity to be an active part of your child&rsquo;s first school experience makes the Co-op a truly special place.</p> <p>We would love to welcome you into our school community for 2018-2019.&nbsp; Come visit us soon, places are limited.</p>
Jan 15th
<p>Enrollment for the 2018-1019 school year will open to the general public in mid-February 2018.</p>
History and Philosophy
<p><font color="#21a839" size="4">History</font></p> <p>Northaven Co-operative Preschool and Kindergarten has been in existence since 1969. It was started by a group of mothers interested in an alternative, quality preschool that was different from others they had found in Dallas. In the Co-op environment,&nbsp;parents take turns assisting the teacher in the classsroom. &nbsp;The parents whose children are enrolled in the school operate the Co-op.</p> <p>Northaven Co-operative Preschool is non-sectarian, valuing variety and differences in background among its families, with a deep commitment to the growth and education of children. It is an extension into the community of the Northaven United Methodist Church&rsquo;s respect for openness in human relationships, for the worth of the individual, and for cooperation among many adults as they care for children and for each other. For more information on the Northaven United Methodist Church, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.northaven.org"><font color="#000080">www.northaven.org</font></a>.</p> <p><font color="#21a839" size="4">Philosophy</font></p> <p><strong>The Vision </strong></p> <p>Our first priority, always, is to nurture students and families, creating an environment for learning and growth.</p> <p>We create this environment by partnering with families to provide early school experiences that offer opportunities for children:</p> <ul> <li>To use their large muscles vigorously and with increasing control;</li> <li>To explore small muscle skills;</li> <li>To experience the environment through all their senses;</li> <li>To become aware of their own feelings and emotions as natural and acceptable and to learn to express them in constructive ways;</li> <li>To enjoy the company of other boys and girls;</li> <li>To see themselves as individuals in relationship to other children and adults;</li> <li>To grow in independence, self-confidence, and self-control;</li> <li>To explore books, games, fantasy and role-playing, blocks, water, sand, words, print and number concepts, art media, and music and movement; and</li> <li>To sharpen their abilities to observe, pay attention, follow directions, and communicate, while nurturing a sense of wonder.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Our Mission

To nurture the development of the whole child and provide parents with the opportunity to participate directly in the education of their young children.

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