An earnest straightforward manual for parents of pre-schoolers ripe for nursery school with the main contribution a generalized prospectus for setting up a co-op nursery. In the first two sections Mrs. Curtis discusses the value of pre-kindergarten school, sets sensible nonprofessional criteria for evaluating schools and teachers, and outlines admissions and orientation procedures for parent and child. The third section deals with starting a cooperative nursery location, licensing, financial, and administrative matters; student and teacher selection; parent participation; etc. Of necessity, some of the stickier matters, such as licensing, often horrendous in fringe urban areas with overlapping civil departments, present complications not covered here, and there are regional restrictions on basic equipment, and teacher salaries and qualifications the reader must investigate elsewhere. However, Mrs. Curtis' sample budgets, bylaws, and charter provide a useful reference. Bring along to the next baby sitting pool.