In choosing the Cooperative Nursery School for their children, parents elect to become part of a committed community, playing an active part in their child's learning. In turn, the school operations rely on parents' engaged and thoughtful involvement: the ideas and skills that families bring to the school and the exchange of ideas between parents and teachers are intrinsic to our approach. Every family co-ops (assists) during the school day on average 1 to 3 times per month. In addition, each family participates in two annual clean-up days, takes part in fundraising efforts, and contributes to other special projects throughout the year. In addition, families can elect to hold specific "parent jobs" or serve on the board. CNS is a family friendly environment; siblings can
generally participate on days when parents co-op.