The LPCNS Board of Trustees is currently working on capturing contact information from LPCNS Alumni Families as far back as possible as we prepare to begin a celebration of 70 years. If you are an LPCNS alumni and would like to know more about plans for LPCNS: Celebrating 70 Years of Cooperation, please contact us via: email@example.com. Thank you!
“The Co-op holds a very special place in my heart. It is a fantastic community and encourages exploration and confidence in its students through play. I was able to experience that during my own time there and when I was a camp counselor during my high school summers. I can still remember Goldie the Dragon puppet that the teachers used to narrate stories. One of my favorite things about being a camp counselor was while the books on the rug may have changed, the atmosphere of care in the classroom had not.
Life long relationships are built at the Co-op. There are six families from my time there who to this day are all still friends, all of us older girls became friends in 2-day and all the younger siblings followed after. In fact I recently moved back to Chicago after going out east, I attended Cornell and worked in Manhattan for three years, and one of the first people I called up to grab a drink with one of my Co-Op friends.” -Montana Birringer
"LPCNS means a lot to me and my family, and I feel so grateful that my three children were able to attend the Co-op for their preschool experience. The benefits are many for sure- but one that really sticks out in my mind is that when each of my children moved on to elementary school, their teachers were always so amazed at their social/emotional development. For me personally, I learned so much from the teachers, director, and other parents while we were at the school and I truly think that LPCNS has made me a better parent.
I have a long history at the school as I was a student from 1975-77. To this day, my mother is still very close with some of the parents that she met during those years. My three kids attended LPCNS for a combined eight straight years and I was a member of the Board of Directors in different capacities for all eight years. I have also served on the Board of Trustees since 2015 and am thrilled to be able to stay involved with a place that has been so important to me and my family."