Although we have a wonderful 50 year history as a Co-op, our newly revised program is open to all families and levels of involvement.
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 12:00
Our class for 2.9 to 5 year-old students is the perfect first step to introduce children to a school setting. An experienced, credentialed teacher thoughtfully plans fun and developmentally appropriate activities, which are carried out in a safe, nurturing environment. Students are introduced to colors, shapes, numbers, and other curricular basics, but perhaps most importantly, students learn to socialize and make friends. HCNS strives to provide a positive first school experience that fosters a life-long love of learning!
Our 4 to 5 year-old students will enjoy purposeful activities and lessons to prepare them for kindergarten while continually being mindful of the importance of play and early childhood development principles. This is an exciting school year as students continue to grow socially and academically in an emotionally safe environment.
Daily drop off begins at 8:00 am.
We offer daily extended care until 2:45 pm. Children will enjoy art, activities, books, outdoor free play and all the general fun our school has to offer!
Lunch Bunch runs from 12:00 to 1:00 and costs $5. Extended Care runs until 3:00 and costs $5 an hour prepaid and $10 an hour drop in rate.
Extended care fees are billed monthly.
Parent Co-Op Program
The cooperative (co-op) model provides a singularly unique learning environment for both children and parents. It gives children a lively, creative, and social place to learn that also meets their physical and intellectual needs. Through education and in-class experience, parents are given the opportunity to talk freely about parenting practices and make lasting community connections.
The goal of the parent participation component of our co-op program is to provide parents with information and instruction relevant to the raising of young children, including human development, family and classroom management, nutrition, and other topics of interest to our community. To this end, parents enrolled in the co-op program: work in the classroom, help with our annual fundraiser, hold one school community job, and work one 3-hour maintenance day per school year.