Testimonials

Parent 2010

posted Dec 10, 2014, 4:22 PM by Chppns co-op

I put two sons through CHPPNS (about six years total), and can't imagine a better preschool experience. It's hands-on, but that's the appeal -- "parent participation" means some volunteer time investment, but also means you get to work alongside the teacher and with the other parents to make the place hum. The system works -- you'll be part of a Long Beach tradition that's lasted more than 65 years, has nurtured multiple generations of kids, and where you and your children alike will make friends you'll be grateful to have met. But it's not just playtime -- when it was time to tour kindergartens for my sons, I was pleasantly surprised to see that all the kids' work those teachers were showing off, were things CHPPNS students had long-since mastered. Outdoor play, crafts, school prep and a diverse, welcoming, family atmosphere -- CHPPNS is a precious gem you'll be glad to have discovered.

Parent 2012

posted Dec 10, 2014, 4:21 PM by Chppns co-op

CHPPNS is the best! Our son attended for 2 years and we absolutely loved the school, teacher, all kids and parents... it's just awesome.  It's a small, tight knit community so you really get more than just a school for your little one, you get friends too :)  The price is great, and since it's "Parent Participation" it basically means every family is totally involved which is just ideal for preschool.  I would highly recommend CHPPNS, get in before it fills up!

Parent 2014

posted Dec 10, 2014, 12:22 PM by Chppns co-op   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 4:18 PM ]

By the time we are graduated from CHPPNS, we will have been here for 6 years! Both of my daughters have gone through this preschool. I feel so lucky to have found this little gem. 
This preschool is such a magical place! Miss Marshalle is one of the most selfless, caring, patient, teachers in the world. She's like a freaking unicorn! 
That being said, the commitment to this school is not to be taken lightly. We are all a vital part of the program. We are all very dedicated to making each day special for our early learners. 
If you are interested  in a co op environment, this one is amazing!

Parent 2008

posted Mar 14, 2012, 4:21 PM by Chppns co-op   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 4:19 PM ]

We were a part of this great experiment about 4 or 5 years ago. ...We fondly recall our time there as a positive experience. The opportunity to meet children and their parents was a treasure. ...We still use Fiona's bucket around the house! It's been used to collect things in the yard, pour concrete, water plants and all kinds of chores. It has stuck with us as have our fond memories. As I think about that bucket as I write this, it is now probably much more than just a bucket, it is a metaphor for the structure and life of our growing children. Thanks to CHPPNS for allowing our children's "buckets" to take form. May they always be filled to the brim with all that life has to offer.

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