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Our History

Franklin Park Preschool had its beginning over 60 years ago in 1954. Four neighborhood mothers, each with a three year old saw the need for a supervised outlet for their active and creative children. The center, which started with four children in 1954, met once a week in the Franklin Park Clubhouse for two hours, […]

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Our Facilities

We are located at 2095 Franklin Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Our school is located on the grounds of Franklin Park, a city maintained community park. We have our own fenced play yard for the children, complete with sandbox, play structure, bike track and playhouse. The main room is bright and airy with lots of […]

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Our Philosophy

Franklin Park co-op Preschool can best be described as a developmentally appropriate ‘play school’, where the children learn to play and play to learn. In early childhood, children learn social and academic skills through play. The curriculum is established by our professional teachers in partnership with the parents, who play an essential role in their […]

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What is a parent co-op?

Franklin Park Co-op is based on a parent model cooperative. A cooperative preschool is owned and operated by a group of parents and staffed by professional teachers and a director. This type of cooperative is run utilizing the parents as volunteers in the classroom and as board members that oversee the operation of the school. […]

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