Parents Role

Parent Participation

We are a parent participation nursery school, also known as a Co-op. Parents have a unique opportunity to take an active role in shaping their children's first classroom experiences.

Our program is part of Petaluma City Schools  through the Petaluma Adult School and is directed by a credentialed teacher who enjoys teaching both the children and the adults through the positive parenting classes taught bi-monthly. It strengthens families by building self-esteem in children and adults through the education parents receive, both in positive parent education classes and in the administration of the nursery school program.


PPNS embraces the strength of its program and community through parent involvement. One parent per child is required to:

  • Work one day/week per child in the classroom from 8:30am-12:15pm (includes prep time and clean up time)
  • Attend Adult Education meetings (2-3/month) Monday evenings (childcare available)
  • Help with school maintenance once per semester
  • Each parent supervises gymnastics on a rotating basis

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