Great time dancing to the Banana Slugs!

Great time dancing to the Banana Slugs!

Peter Gray - Free to Learn

Peter Gray – Freedom to Learn – Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm

Peter Gray – Freedom to Learn Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm: Research reveals negative effects of academic preschools and kindergartens. Many preschool and kindergarten teachers have told me that they are extremely upset—some to the point of being ready to resign—by the increased pressure on them to teach academic skills to little children and regularly test them on such skills.  They can see firsthand the unhappiness generated, and they…

Banana Slugs Concert - Pioneer Park

Banana Slugs Concert – Pioneer Park

As a small expression of thanks to all those who support the Co-op, we are hosting a free children’s concert at Pioneer Park in Calistoga from 2:00-4:00 pm on September 27th, featuring the Banana Slugs Band. Please bring your family and friends–the more the merrier!

Amazon Smile

AMAZON SMILE : Shop at Amazon? Log on to and choose St. Helena Nursery School Corporation as your charity. A percentage of your purchases will be donated back to the school! Change any of your old Amazon bookmarks to :                 What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products,…

Jane - Kids Connect

Kids Connect Donation

  It is the tradition of the Co-op parents to collect money at the end of the school year to thank the teachers with a gift. At the close of this year the parents collected a $1000 for “Kids Connect” in memory of Jane Ferons and a thank you Dina, Jaime, Christie & Maureen for another wonderful Co-op year!  



Summertime!   The 2015-2016 calendar is now available. Have a playful, safe summer!

Camp Co-Op Summer Camp

Camp Co-op: 2015 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION! This summer we will be offering two sessions of summer camp. Each session will last six days. No parent participation is required. Children must be between the ages of 3 years (unless currently enrolled in the Toddler Program) and 2015 kindergarten graduates. Co-Op families will have priority enrollment until May 1, 2015. Class size is limited to 20 children, so sign-up today! In the…


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Thank you to everyone who worked so hard, and to all of our restaurants, wineries and donors of wine and goods.


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