JMPNS provides an opportunity for parents to:

 

  • Share our child's first experience away from home

  • Become more aware of the child's world and understand his/her behavior, based upon knowledge of growth and development

  • Achieve a more positive approach to our child-adult relationship through professional guidance and shared experience with other parents

  • Provide techniques of working with children and insight into human relationships through participation in the parent education program

  • Increase our understanding of the needs of the other adults and the needs of the group

Class Schedules

 

Our program consists of three choices:

a three day morning class (M, T, & W)

8:30am to 11:15am

for ages 2yr 9 mo and up

a two day morning class (TH & F)

8:30am to 11:15am

for ages 2yr 9mo and up

a four day afternoon class (T-F)

12:30pm to 3:15pm

for 4 and 5 year olds

 

Each class has a max capacity of 12 students at this time. As COVID restrictions change, class sizes may increase up to 16. 



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JMPNS provides an opportunity for children to:

 

  • Be themselves and develop at their own rate

  • Express themselves freely and constructively through art and play materials

  • Learn to be tolerant, creative, cooperative, and imaginative

  • Learn to be independent, able to solve their own problems and to do things for themselves

  • Enjoy a preschool experience that will simplify adjustment to elementary school and other social situations

  • Learn to establish close relationships with adults other than their family

  • Learn limits of behavior regarding safety, health, and respect for the rights of others

  • Build feelings of self-confidence, security, and an acceptance of reality

  • Extend and enrich their understanding of the world

  • Increase their ability to handle their emotions constructively

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Parent Participation
 

Membership in a parent participation nursery school is a family experience. We share goals, benefits, and responsibilities. Grown-up participation in the classroom is one of the things that makes JMPNS unique. Each family is responsible for providing at least one adult who can volunteer regularly. However, each class has 2 non-working enrollment slots for those who cannot possibly join during the regularly scheduled class times. 

 

For parents who work part or full time, be advised that California law allows parents, grandparents and guardians to take time from work to participate in their children's school or child care activities.

In addition to working in the classroom one session per week, grown-ups are also required to hold one committee job per enrolled child (ie; cleaning, yard maintenance, laundry, etc.), participate in fundraising efforts, and attend monthly parent education/school business meetings on the first Wednesday of each month.

Our cooperative community cannot thrive and grow without input and participation from every member family