CCPPNS Convention March 3&4 2023
Wed, Feb 8 12:53pm

Dear SCPNS Families,

Below is the CCPPNS convention information. This year it is down in Southern California in Pasadena. It is always a wonderful convention if you are able to make it. It is one of the few conventions that are put on by cooperative schools for educating parents and teachers together. Our council (SCVC) will be organizing this in 5 or so years...

California Council Of Parent Participation Nursery Schools

Supporting preschools founded on the principle that the best education will result from an active partnership among parents, teachers, and children.

All Together Now

After all these long years of separation, the focus here is on connection. We are getting reconnected with our community of teachers, parents and directors, using relationship-based strategies in the classroom, and at home with our children, and networking with our greater co-op family.

Presentations and breakout sessions taught by our esteemed peers in the CCPPNS community, oriented towards putting support and learning for teachers and directors.

Convention Dates: March 3 & 4, 2023


Saturday Keynote Speaker: Mona Delahook, PhD

Convention Location: Hastings Ranch Nursery School and Pasadena City College

Convention Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, 700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA

Learn More about our Presenters and Keynote as information comes in


Schedule: Friday, March 3

at Hastings Ranch Nursery School

  • 10:00-10:30 Welcome and Check-In

  • 10:30-11:45 Session 1

  • 12:00-1:15 Session 2

  • 1:15 -2:15 Brown Bag Lunch & Roundtable Discussion

  • 2:30-3:45 Session 3

  • 3:45 Tour Hastings Ranch Nursery School


    Buses pick up at Hastings Ranch Nursery School and Courtyard Marriott, Monrovia

    Convention Favorite: A mobile dinner party! Inspiration and community: $20 ticket


  • Daily Documentation through Story Telling

  • The Joy of Making Mistakes: Resilience and Sense of Self

  • Working with Different Leadership Styles: improve interpersonal messaging

  • Beyond Basic Steam

  • Roundtable Discussion –practical questions for Directors, Teachers, and Board

  • What are the children learning: Teaching parents to identify “academic” skills of unstructured play

Schedule: Saturday, March 4

at Pasadena City College

8:30 Check-in, Registration & Meet and Greet

9:30 San Gabriel Valley Council Welcome, Creveling Hall

9:45-11:15 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Mona Delahooke

11:30-12:45 Session 1

12:45-1:45 Lunch around Town!

3:00-3:15 Session 2

3:30-4:45 Session 3


  • Dr. Delahooke break out session

  • Body Brain Parenting

  • Attachment Theory, early skills for future success

  • Integrated Schools

  • Parent-Child Communication for Lifetime Relationships

  • Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist Education

  • Trauma


We are sorry, but the Friday Session and the Progressive Dinner/School Tour tickets have sold out.

Please join us on Saturday at PCC.

The lineup of speakers is something you won’t want to miss!

If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, click on the Registration link above


(please check back soon, details are being updated regularly)

Food Options

Friday we are offering a box lunch from a local bakery. You may also bring a bag lunch. There are no restaurants close, so plan accordingly.

Saturday attendees will be free to explore the many restaurants and fast food places within walking distance.

Friday’s focus will be for educators and parents are welcome!

Parents are welcome to sign up for both convention days. Some Friday sessions will appeal to any lives connected to young children

Hotel Info

  • Courtyard Marriott, 700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA

  • Standard King: $128

  • Two Queen: $138

  • +12.5% tax

Are any convention activities located in the hotel?

  • Only spontaneous gatherings and laughter! Lots of great dining options nearby

Is parking available at the venues?

  • There is free street parking around the Hastings Ranch Nursery School

  • Pasadena City College has a $2 all day parking pass available from vending machines

How do I get from HRNS to the Courtyard Marriott, and from there to PCC?

  • Friday: attendees may coordinate cooperative carpools to get to HRNS. The Convention Committee will note who may need rides

  • Progressive Tour Buses will drop off at both HRNS and Marriott Courtyard

  • Saturday: complimentary shuttle buses will run between PCC, Courtyard Marriott, and several designated pick up locations from 8:30am-5:30pm. It is a 10-15 minute ride- so plan ahead!

Progressive Dinner

This is your chance to visit three beautiful campuses in the San Gabriel Valley Council, while snacking and socializing. Always a super fun part of the Convention. Host schools are Oneonta Nursery School, Sierra Madre Community Nursery School, and Cottage Co-Op Nursery School.

Awards Nominations

Please visit our Awards Nominations page for all the details