Bowie’s only cooperative nursery school celebrates their 50th anniversary this year.
will host a community-wide celebration including food, games, a moon bounce and other kid-friendly activities in honor of their school on in the parking lot of the nursery school at 3120 Belair Drive in Bowie.
The nursery school's board chair and community leader, Marcus Zumwault, has put all five of his children through the school.
“For 50 years, the nursery school has helped mold hundreds of young preschool-aged children, turning them into responsible and healthy youth,” Zumwault said in a statement. “I am delighted to reunite with school alumni and community leaders to highlight our school’s accomplishments, history, and forge a path forward.”
The Belair Cooperative Nursery school was founded in 1952 and has been accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education since 1970.
As a co-op, parental involvement is a vital to the school. Parents are responsible for hiring teachers, assisting in developing the educational program, and volunteering to participate in the classroom as teacher’s aides on a rotating basis.
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