7171 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46240

A Cooperative Preschool Established in 1960



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The child has one intuitive aim: self development

Mrs. Cook

Mrs. Sarah Cook is our Finch (2s) teacher starting with the 2019-20 school year. Her two daughters are Meridian Hills Co-op alumni. After her youngest daughter graduated Kinderbirds, she began working toward her Early Childhood Education degree and Child Development Associate degree. She started teaching the 4s class at Carmel Cooperative Preschool in spring 2018 and began a forest day program there. Sarah has completed her Advanced Indiana Master Naturalist certification. Sharing her love and appreciation of the outdoors with children is one of her favorite things in life.

Sarah believes that children should be respected as capable explorers and agents of their own learning through self-directed play. As the Finch teacher, Sarah sees her role as providing an empathetic, authentic relationship and clear boundaries. She believes her greatest assets as an educator are her patience and respect for children. Watching children grow into competent and kind humans is her greatest joy.

During her time as a co-op parent, Sarah loved being part of the cooperative family at MHCNS&K, and believes wholeheartedly in the co-op philosophy and the importance of play. Sarah says that she knew the very first time she walked into a bustling Meridian Hills Co-op classroom that this was a special place, and that she and her family belonged here.

Sarah is grateful for the opportunity to teach your children, and we are grateful to have her as one of our teachers!