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Welcome to the San Anselmo Co-Op!
This year we are celebrating our 75th year anniversary!








Our Co-Op community is thriving at its temporary location at Arequipa, which is in the western part of Fairfax, close to White Hill Middle School. The kids are enjoying the new space and outdoor adventures! Check out the Gallery tab for updated Arequipa pictures. 


The renovation of the Myrtle Lane cottage in San Anselmo has been a major project since an oak tree fell onto our school on January 2, 2023. We're so proud of how our community has rallied together, and our goal is to return to San Anselmo by 2024.

Our school has served the communities of Marin since 1947, and we hope to keep going strong for years to come!


Thank you for your love and support!

San Anselmo Co-Operative Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, that has been providing a unique experience for young children and their parents to learn and grow alongside one another since 1947. The strength, interest and talents of participating parents provides the energy that fuels the school, which allows them to create the kind of school they desire for their child.


By sharing experiences, insights, joys and struggles, relationships are nurtured and friendships are made. Relying on parent ingenuity, teamwork and labor, helps keep fees low and the program available to a wide spectrum of people.

By working closely with our teachers, parents enhance their ability to interpret child behavior and to influence it constructively. They also grow more objective about their own child's development by observing and understanding many children, each time they work at the school.


We aim to foster physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth in each child by providing opportunities to explore the world and discover new things in a playful and meaningful way. With a flexible daily routine, we strive to achieve a balance between spontaneity and structure. We hope that this strong foundation helps set the pace for a lifelong love of learning. 

Many of the cooking, art, and science projects, as well as circle times, are provided by parents, so the curriculum is ever-changing and draws upon the experience and knowledge of participants. This structure is the backbone of the community-based philosophy that is the essence of the Co-op experience.

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Your child will learn:

The joy of expression through       beautiful and messy materials

How to interact with peers

That other adults care about them and are interested in their efforts.

Learning and fun are synonymous

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