Inman Park Cooperative Preschool
Inman Park Cooperative Preschool, Inc. (IPCP) was established in 1981 to serve the needs of parents and children in Inman Park and surrounding in- town neighborhoods. It is a cooperative preschool that enables parents to contribute to their children’s education.
Inman Park Cooperative Preschool provides a loving, fun and safe environment that supports our children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. We offer a curriculum of educational excellence that nurtures each child’s unique gifts and talents. We are committed to environmentalism, creativity and diversity through an atmosphere of respect, collaboration and cooperation.
The IPCP curriculum is a rich, nature-based educational opportunity blended with the research-based Creative Curriculum and designed to support discovery. Nationally known for its forward-thinking and comprehensive model, the Creative Curriculum’s unique approach to teaching and learning helps teachers successfully plan and implement a content-rich, developmentally appropriate program that supports active learning and promotes children’s progress in all developmental areas (social/emotional, physical, language and cognitive).
Nature-based educational opportunities connect children to the Earth’s rhythms and beauty by involving them in activities related to the different seasons. Creating a sense of wonder, appreciation, and gratitude of all living things, IPCP teachers use a variety of tools and resources to meet the developmental needs of the children, while initiating them into a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world. Your Big Backyard, an award winning children’s magazine published by the National Wildlife Federation and Click, a Parent’s Choice Gold Award-winning children’s magazine of science and exploration, are literary resources for both teachers and children as they discover the world around them.