At no other time in your child's life will you have the opportunity to be so involved and influential in your child's education. You will experience your child's joy of discovery, power of independence, and pride of accomplishment.

El Segundo Cooperative Nursery School is a preschool that has been in operation since 1947 and was incorporated in 1948. Our aim is to promote the physical, mental, emotional and social growth of our children. Although our preschool has been the starting point of education for the children of countless El Segundo residents for over 70 years, we welcome families from all communities to apply to our program.

We believe children learn from hands-on experiences. Learning should be about the process, not the product. Children may develop at varying rates and times, but all children can learn though play. Teachable moments happen many times throughout the day – we will help you and your child recognize those moments together. Creating a safe, nurturing educational environment promotes learning.

Experience shows that young children thrive in environments that create routine. Asking open-ended questions facilitates the development of critical-thinking skills. Preschool is the prime opportunity to develop social skills. Our activities focus on the whole child and help the child develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.