7171 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46240

A Cooperative Preschool Established in 1960

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I’m calling this “the last summer” even though it’s not. It’s the last summer before my oldest child enters high school. I already feel that the countdown to graduation is on and I know that four years are going to go so fast that I’ll be begging time to slow down. My kids are at camp this week and my […]
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It’s spring in Indiana–the clocks have all jumped forward giving us a little more sun in the evenings, the temperature is getting warmer, and the talk of vacations and trips after a long winter is on the minds of most.   But if you’re staying home for spring break it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Here are X ways […]
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As parents, we have so many opportunities to create in our children an awareness of numbers as part of everyday life– an exciting part as well as necessary! Here are easy ways to learn about numbers in everyday activities and through play!   Make your conversations rich with vocabulary–wonderings: I wonder if there’s a box this present can fit into…I […]
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Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School and Kindergarten seek a dynamic individual to serve as a preschool (2-3 year olds)  teacher. The ideal candidate has a strong foundation in the theory and application of play-based, progressive education in an early childhood setting. As the teacher, you will take the lead in arranging classroom spaces to maximize child-led engagement with books, art […]
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A large part of what makes the co-op school experience unique is adult participation in our classes. Our families have the option to share their skills and talents to leave a special imprint on class activities. Our Kinderbirds (kindergarten) teacher, Mrs. Yordy, welcomes all ideas to enrich the classroom experience. So, when a Kinderbird mom wanted to share her weaving […]
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Now in the middle of our family’s fifth year at the school, we can’t say enough about what Meridian Hills has meant for our children or for us as parents. The teachers at Meridian Hills offer an environment where children are free to be themselves as they play and explore, educating them in ways that are developmentally appropriate and, because of the small class sizes, catering to who they are as little learners.
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A child-centered learning environment that focused on self-discovery with different materials, emotional wellbeing and guidance, and centered around nature and outdoor play. Two days a week for a few hours was the ideal scenario for my kiddo. Needless to say, my mama heart was bursting with excitement and gratefulness that such a place existed.
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 Position Summary: Meridian Hills Cooperative Nursery School and Kindergarten was established in 1960. It is a non-profit organization where teachers and parents work together to create appropriate programs so that our children grow and thrive emotionally, intellectually and physically. The Director is responsible for working as an advisor to the teachers, Co-Presidents, and other officers/chairs as needed regarding classroom operations […]
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Have you ever noticed how many mirrors we have in our classrooms? They make our rooms brighter and seem larger. In the Reggio philosophy, mirrors are often used as a work surface with loose parts for pattern work or a surface for painting and sensory explorations. Inspired by by a trip to visit Reggio schools in Italy, former teacher and director […]
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