Sadly our school was forced to close in our 50th year. Our students and families remain in our hearts.
Cooperative Preschool of Loudoun (“CPL”) formerly known as Winnie the Pooh Preschool, has been a cooperative since it was first organized in 1969. CPL strives to provide your child with a positive preschool experience in an environment where parents and teachers work together to meet each child’s individual needs. The school is operated on a private, nonsectarian, nonracial basis and at the lowest possible costs consistent with the school’s goals and programs. This provides parents the opportunity to participate with their child in this first major step away from home. It is the goal of CPL to provide each child, according to their own temperament and needs, with supervised play and social and emotional learning experiences with children their own age. The children will have the opportunity to learn to respect and accept the rights and also the differences of others. They will be presented with art, music, books and creative projects that are geared to their age level. Through various activities, the child will learn about the world around him (her) and develop a feeling of belonging and security. It is the goal of CPL to develop a child who is ready for primary school education, and complement, not replace, early learning between parent and child.
Mission: CPL offers children a program based on the following sound education principles: 1. Individual acceptance: It is important for each child to be accepted as they are. Each child is helped to develop their own capabilities at their own rate of progress 2. Freedom within limits: Children need to know that there are limits beyond which they cannot go. They need order to their day. They also need freedom to play – their imagination and curiosity need room to wander. 3. A child-sized world: Children need to find themselves in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where they can explore, share, play, and communicate with others their own age. 4. Parent participation: Parents come to school regularly, not merely to visit, but to participate and to observe. The parents learn about their own children in a broader perspective. The parent can observe other adults and other methods. Through close association with professionally trained teachers, parents acquire specialized skills and greater understanding of their children and their children’s peer group. 5. Three-way sharing: In a cooperative preschool, one finds fellowship. Child-parent-teacher sharing furthers the adult’s understanding of children and facilitates the children’s adjustment to their first school experience. The parents are also working together to provide the best possible preschool experience for their children at a minimum cost.
Operating as usual
[08/25/20] Sending warm hugs to all our families as they prepare for virtual learning.
Is your house full of old crayons? Here is a link to a crayon recycling program.
thecrayoninitiative.org More than a half-million pounds of crayons are discarded every year, turning into a waxy sludge that clogs our landfills and never biodegrades.
A great resource for information:
prettygooddesign.org Your kids aren’t too young to talk about race. Here are a few resources to get your started.
Indoor or outdoor bike go-around $1,200. Replacement wheels and peddles included. Only 1 year old.
Puppet theatre $50 (double sided chalkboards fold in for storing)
Set of 36 youth graduation/choir gowns $100 OBO
2 Sets of 4 wooden Lifecycle Puzzles: $8 each
Wait!! There’s more! Thee are two cabinets about 3’ x 5’. Contents not included. Puzzles and a bookshelf.
Various items for sale: produce checker/scanner $5
Workbench (no tools) $10
Dora playset with accessories/jacket $15
Double sided shape puzzles with wooden shapes $10 SOLD
Bin of play doh toys $10SOLD
Musical picnic basket with all pieces $10
Melissa and Doug pancake, snack and pizza sets $5 each
Bat cave with accessories $20
Spider-Man imaginext house with figures (not imaginext) $5
Magnetic dressing dolls $10SOLD
3 drawer cart with dishes, food and utensils $20
Magnetic boy doll set $5
Please post on here if you are interested.
Color/Size/Number Bingo Set: $20
Bucket Balance Scale: $12
Bucket of Bears & pattern cards:SOLD
New! Hard Cover Usbourne Progressive Readers set: $40 ($60 value)
Transportation Puzzles with matching picture under pieces. $4 each or full set for $30
[04/16/20] We're ready to post classroom sale items so keep checking back and comment if interested! We will message those who are purchasing with payment and pick up options!!
Our friends at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum are doing virtual tours and have posted some fun educational activities to do at home.
heritagefarmmuseum.org The Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum may be closed but we are still here for you. Bring the museum into your home with these fun and educational resources. We have highlighted exhibits and other farm related topics and provided activities for you to do at home. We plan to keep adding to this conte...
A play date with Elmo - so fun!
people.com Even Elmo is on Zoom! On April 14, everyone’s favorite fuzzy red muppet is inviting viewers to join him for Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate, which…
ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD!! Will post more as I get pics!
As CPL begins the process of closing after 25 years at Mount Hope, they will be selling items that teachers can no longer use. All money made will go directly back to the school to help pay the salaries of our teachers and program director OR to cover any closing costs. This is the first batch of items from the playground- the quarantine is a perfect excuse to get some new entertainment for the kids!
$10 for all ride-along toys
$10 per slide
$25 for the playhouses (green roof and the blue roof)
$25 for the single slide climber
$50 for the double slide climbers
*Items are cross posted on other "for sale" sites
[04/03/20] It is with great sadness that after 50 years, The Cooperative Preschool of Loudoun (formerly Winnie the Pooh Preschool) will be closing its doors permanently. We are forever grateful for all of the families and children who have been a part of our school - together we created a loving and supportive environment in which our children have learned and built lasting friendships. The cooperative spirit of our school will remain in us and in the hearts of our children 💛
Even our youngest friends feel our anxiety even when we do our best not to show it.
Kids upset and acting out? Remember there’s more to the story than just what we see.
From our friends at Play to Learn Preschool.
Feeling a little spacey? Things feeling out of this world? Watch this with the kids:
storytimefromspace.com T2 Science & Math Education Consultants
We ❤️ Mo!
washingtonian.com Yes! Said every parent of littles everywhere.
The Behavior Code
I came across this creative sample schedule by Jessica McHale that may help your family get through the next few weeks if your local school has closed.
CPL Closed March 12th and March 13th
LCPS has closed schools through March 20th. CPL will close for March 12th and 13th and reassess future closings as more information develops. The safety of CPL families, teachers and staff is our top priority. An update about future closings will be sent to our families over the weekend, as we get more information and guidance from our local authorities and health organizations.
childmind.org What parents and other adults can say to kids about the coronavirus COVID-19. How to answer their questions and keep kids feeling safe.
INFO FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS:
Two national recalls announced today. More info from the CPSC at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls
Kolcraft Recalls Inclined Sleeper Accessory Included with Cuddle ‘n Care and Preferred Position 2-in-1 Bassinets & Incline Sleepers to Prevent Risk of Suffocation
Contigo Reannounces Recall of 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard; Additional Incidents with Replacement Lids Provided in Previous Recall
cpsc.gov Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and the replacement lids provided in the previous recall, take them away from children, and contact Contigo for a free water bottle. Consumers who received replacement lids in the previous recall should contact Contigo for the new wa...
Our classroom spider plant (aka Aunt May Parker) had enough plantlets for the Fox class to propagate plants of their own. 🕷
Volcanoes are erupting thanks to our Cubs class and the magic of science!
[02/17/20] Don’t forget tomorrow and Wednesday are pajama days!
Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Cooperative Preschool of Loudoun at no cost to you!
These gloves were left on the playground today. They are up in the office lost and found. ❄️
The CPL Post Office has no lines and great customer service! Special deliveries include post cards to our friends and family. ✉️
Our snowmen are cozy on this freezing cold day - in our art centers and book corner. ❄️☃️
No snow? No problem. We’ll make our own! Our seniors are talking about solids, liquids and gasses. We ❤️ science!
Children thrive in a nurturing environment guided by experienced & creative teachers. Visit today & see why our school is considered a loving 2nd home!
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