Welcome to Cotati-Rohnert Park Co-op Nursery School

Since 1953, our little red schoolhouse in downtown Cotati has brought families together and started the educational journey of many children. Our philosophy embraces the education of the whole child, which includes physical, emotional, intellectual and social development - four equally important overlapping elements. As a Community School, we are also a place for parents to learn and have fun as they watch their children bloom before their eyes.


How We Differ

The Cotati-Rohnert Park Co-op Nursery School is a private, nonprofit organization managed and maintained by its member families. Parent participation is the hallmark of our school and it is what makes this school different. Parents participate with their child learning, playing, discovering, and growing together in a safe, supportive environment. With guidance and support from our Director/Teacher (who is employed by the school), parents take an active role in the classroom. Parents keep the adult-to-child ratio low, help with daily classroom maintenance, and bring their own talents to the school for the enrichment of all.

Interested in Attending?

Our school is unique because it centers on parent involvement and it requires the following participation:

Two-Year-Old • Parent and Me Class - 2 class days per week
Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Participation: parents and children attend together.

3-Year-Old • Caterpillars Class - 3 class days per week
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
Participation: parents volunteer 1 class per week (volunteer day subject to availability)

Four-Year-Old • Butterflies Class - 4 class days per week
Monday-Thursday afternoons
Participation: parents volunteer 1 class per week (volunteer day subject to availability)

For more on our classes visit the Classes & Resources Page

What Parents Say

"We have two girls going through this school and it is the best educational decision we ever could have made. We would do it all over again in a heartbeat. If you are looking for a school that is also a community, where you get to be involved in all aspects of your child’s preschool experience this school is it!"

Want to learn more about our school?

Contact us to arrange a school tour.