Registration Open:

21/22 Registration

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Welcome

Welcome to Community Cooperative Nature School (CCNS). We are a parent cooperative preschool located in Salt Lake City that has provided a unique opportunity for parents to be regularly involved in their child’s preschool experience since our inception in 1962. Our program’s foundation is based on research that shows young children learn best by exploring the world around them through play. Check out our Wasatch Wanderers preschool program that allows children to learn through the discovery of the natural world.

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We LOVE Fresh Air!

Our classrooms are getting virus-killing HVAC air scrubbers installed this Summer. We will also be adding garden time with two new garden boxes! We’ll be outside as much as possible when the weather is good, including for circle time and snack!

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Best Kid-friendly Fall Hikes Around Salt Lake City

According to 1000 Hours Outside, "Nature play aids children is every area of development." Check out a few of our favorite hikes for preschool ...

Kokanee Salmon Run

Summer may be coming to an end, but there are still opportunities to spend time with your children surrounded by the amazing nature that Utahns ...

21/22 Parent Orientation

Hi All, Thank you for your participation in this parent orientation, whether in-person or online. Click link below to go to a video of the ...

Upcoming Events

21/22 Parent Orientation

Hi All, Thank you for your participation in this parent orientation, whether in-person or online. Click link below to go to a video of the ...

Breakfast and Bikes Event!

This fun event will allow us to come together as a community in a COVID-conscious way. We will have a bike-a-thon where your child can complete ...

Tours for Prospective Families

CCNS is hosting drop-in tours for families interested in learning more about our program and wanting to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year. If ...