Russell Cooperative Preschool was founded in 1975 by a group of parents who wanted to provide quality preschool education within a warm, supportive, and open environment. Recognizing that play is essential for young children, they created a program that is rich in variety of experiences to allow and encourage social, emotional, and creative growth. We continue to develop the Russell program upon this core foundation.
Children in the program range in age from 2.9 to 5 years old and attend school three, four, or five days per week, depending on a combination of child readiness and individual family needs. Our experience has shown that beginning the preschool experience with attendance of three days a week makes for an easier transition from home and a richer experience, both socially and educationally. Students can then easily add days and build upon their routine.
CURRICULUM & PHILOSOPHY
Children play outdoors in almost any weather on our spacious playground, allowing for physical movement and exploration of the natural world together.
RUSSELL SCHOOL TRADITIONS
One of the many things that makes Russell unique and special are our beautiful seasonal traditions that bring together the whole Russell community. These traditions provide a way to celebrate together and are also incredibly memorable - many Russell alumni still attend these events yearly!
The Annual Lantern Walk
May Day Celebration
Handmade Birthday Gifts from "Room Mouse"
Around birthdays and Valentine’s Day, Room Mouse will often leave handmade gifts and little treasures for the children.
End of Year Picnic
Our last day of school is celebrated with an afternoon picnic and play. Families and teachers share food and stories and say goodbye for the summer.