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Pacifica Co-op Nursery School
520 Carmel Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044

What makes Pacifica Co-Op Nursery School unique in the field of professional childcare is that parents areMore actively involved in all aspects of their child's care and education. Parents work with the guidance of a professional staff to learn "about their children as their children learn about the world." In other words, The Pacifica Co-Op Nursery School is parent run, but professionally directed.

Parents must work weekly shifts at the co-op, work on projects with other parents throughout the year and seek educational development. Among other benefits, this parental involvement lowers the cost of enrolling a child at the co-op.

Children can attend the Pacifica Co-Op Nursery School in the morning or in the afternoon

450 Dondee St, Pacifica, CA 94044
Generations is a consignment shop specializing in baby products. The store also provides a variety of classes,More information and services regarding parenting. Its classes include music and dance, arts and crafts and fitness programs. Generations houses a free loaning library of parenting books. 
Ocean Shore School
411 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044

Ocean Shore School (formerly Laguna Salada Alternative School) features a parent-participation program, meaning thatMore students' parents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of their child's education. This allows teachers to work with small groups of students rather than large classes. The K-8 curriculum, based on California's and Pacifica School District's framework, is augmented with field trips, hands-on activities, arts and projects. Students of different grades are also encouraged to interact and learn together, and many classrooms at Ocean Shore are mixed-grade. About 350 students attend Ocean Shore annually and it is staffed by 15 teachers. 

Admission into K-8 programs at the kindergarten level in the Pacifica School District is by a lottery held during the third week in January every year. Parents may also place their child's name on a waiting list for Ocean Shore School and, as spaces become available in higher grades, they may be able to enroll their student there. A tour is required before enrollment at Ocean Shore School. Contact the school's office for scheduling.