Sixteen co-operative nursery schools are members of the San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (SFCPPNS). Delegates from each school meet monthly to share ideas and to discuss common problems, solutions, and goals.

SFCPPNS works to support San Francisco co-ops and co-op members (both current and alumni) in a number of ways. It established and subsidizes a consultant counseling service for parents, guardians, and their children; it hosts a number of workshops and speakers for co-op members each year; and in 2003 it created OASIS, an organizational support system for individual co-operative nursery schools.

What is a parent participation nursery school?

A parent participation, or cooperative, nursery school is a non-profit, non-sectarian, democratic organization where each family shares in the planning and operatin of the school. Parents participate in the program on a rotating basis, serving as assistants to a professional nursery school teacher and staff. The efforts of parents and their direct involvment during the school day make parent participation nursery schools a unique educational endeavour.