Oregon City Preschool Co-op Philosophy We accept children of all colors, race and creed at their own level of development. We strive to create a comfortable learning environment. Most of our learning is done through play ( songs, games, free exploration and discussion ). We strive to give the children an opportunity to establish life long social skills. Children develop and mature greatly in preschool years. At this age children need to form social contacts with others of their own age. Preschool provides the opportunity for group play with friends under careful supervision and conditions not possible at home. Our school provides a physical environment set up to scale for a child's size and level of maturity trying to eliminate some of the feelings of frustration that comes from living in a world set up for adults. Our teacher works with each child according to his/her needs. She understands the child's point of view, addresses any problems and desires. Preschool also gives parents relief from the tensions of full time parenting responsibilities. This short break on school days can mean much to the children and the parent. On parent workdays the parents learn how children physically, emotionally and cognitively develop. Parents can also learn reasonable standards of achievement that can be expected from children of this age. In parent cooperative preschool groups, parents and children go to school together.