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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2023 summer camps and 23-24 enrollment opens February 27th at 9am. View our class offerings here.

Bike-A-Thon May 13th! Get your tickets here.

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Taking Life Lessons—and Child-Rearing Advice—from a Lobster

In the fable, the lobster and the crab are in a boat out at sea, far from shore, amid a terrible storm and rough waters. “Crab!” shouted the ...

Trust Your Kids: They CAN Do Hard Things!

Who knew the hardest thing about joining Wasatch Wanderers would be keeping mittens on toddlers? In all seriousness, we are learning a lot about ...

One Family’s CCNS Decision

When our son turned two and we faced a big decision as parents: Do we start sending him to school or wait another year? Many parents face this ...