About Us

  • About Slippery Fish

    Slippery Fish is a cooperative pre-preschool and preschool. We believe that each child brings a unique set of skills to the classroom. Our curriculum is child-centered, play-based and developmentally appropriate and incorporates anti-bias education and project-based work as the children mature. The Master Teacher in each class designs the curriculum to meet the needs of each individual child in the context of the larger group. As parents and teachers, we work together to support all the children in developing greater social skills, problem solving skills, self-awareness and a sense of wonder and creativity.

    Our community of families works both in and out of the classroom to make Slippery Fish a wonderful place to learn and grow. Every family participates in the classroom and holds a co-op job. Co-op jobs include the Board of Directors (we are parent run), Garden & Science Committee, Documentation Coordinators, Schedulers, Webmaster, and the Organization & Operations Team, as examples.

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  • What Sets Slippery Fish Apart

  • Our mission is to create and support an inclusive, play-based, and child centered education that honors individual strengths in children, parents and teachers while fostering relationships between each other, our diverse community, and our wider world.

    Our board, staff and community are currently working together to draft an inclusion philosophy that best reflects our commitment to and practice of inclusion. Stay tuned!

    Cooperative education (or co-operative education) is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a “co-op”, provides academic credit for structured job experience.

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