First Five - Mariposa Cooperative Preschool

Mariposa Co-op Preschool (MCP) is a non-profit, parent co-operative school for children ages two and a half to five years old and potty trained. Our preschool is owned and operated by the families of the enrolled children with the help of professional, salaried staff.

Class photo of preschool students

This preschool has been running for more than thirty years and some of our first students have now returned as parents!

Mariposa Preschool clasroom

School Community

When you enroll your child in the MCP, you become one of the member families. Every MCP family is involved in the operation of the school as a board member or as a member of a committee. 

Parents are also expected to help in their child's classroom on a rotating basis. If volunteering your time is a hardship, please inquire about alternate options.

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The preschool is located at 3415 Woodland Drive, right across the street from Woodland Elementary School. Maximum enrollment is 20 students.

We welcome visitors and encourage them to observe our preschool. Please contact the preschool at or call us at 209-966-2665 to arrange a time to visit by yourself or with your child. 

Join us for a day of fun and discovery to see if you like the idea of your child attending a school that focuses on the natural abilities of childhood.