7171 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46240

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Through an emergent curriculum our Kinderbird teacher, Bes Neal, is able to explore the ideas and interests of her students. In the fall of 2019, her Kinderbird class was able to explore their interest in movie making. First, the kids spent time learning about making movies and created storyboards full of ideas and reasons why they wanted to make a […]
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We have openings in our Kinderbirds and Robins (4s) classes! If you have been searching for a part-time, play-based, parent-participation school for your preschooler or kindergartener, then contact us at membership.mhcns@gmail.com to learn more or schedule a tour. Classes begin the first week of September!
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Come play with us on our certified Nature Explore playground and in the forest kindergarten classroom! On Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be lots of climbing, digging, swinging, jumping, playing, art, music and more. This event is free and no registration is required.
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We are overjoyed to introduce you to our new Finch (2s) teacher, Mrs. Cook! She joins us starting with the 2019-20 school year. Mrs. Cook previously taught the 4s class at Carmel Cooperative Preschool, and she is currently working on her Early Childhood Education degree and Child Development Associate degree. A veteran co-op parent, Mrs. Cook’s two daughters are alumni […]
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There are some new and exciting changes happening at our little school! Mrs. Neal, our current Finch (2s) teacher, will be our new Kinderbirds teacher, starting with the 2019-20 school year! Mrs. Neal graduated from Butler University with a degree in Early Childhood Development and a minor in Special Needs, and had taught kindergarten in Indiana and Florida before becoming […]
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Take a tour during the school day to see our kids at play and truly get a feel for our school. You will have the opportunity to meet the teacher, talk with parents and ask questions. You are welcome to attend with or without your children. Please RSVP to membership.mhcns@gmail.com, and mention which class and date you’d like to attend. […]
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  It’s official! Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School & Kindergarten has earned national recognition as a Certified Nature Explore Classroom! Our unique outdoor classroom offers interactive elements, such as musical instruments made of natural materials, a sensory garden, pathway areas, and natural materials for building and creating art. Research consistently shows that children who learn and grow in Nature Explore […]
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We’re so excited that an article about our kindergarten was included in the November 2016 issue of The Life in Meridian Hills magazine, a publication distributed to residents of Meridian Hills and Williams Creek! Pick up an issue to read more about our forest kindergarten, and about our kindergarten teacher Malkah Bird.  
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We are super excited that our kindergarten was profiled by No Mean City! Click on the link to read more about one aspect of our kindergarten: forest kindergarten. We currently have the only forest kindergarten program in the Indianapolis area! http://nomeancity.com/kindergarten-in-the-wild
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