We are currently scheduling tours for the 2017-2018 school year!  We have a few spaces available in certain classrooms.
Please contact Kinsey at for more information!

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The Children's Cooperative Playschool

The Children’s Cooperative Playschool is a small Chapel Hill preschool with a home-like atmosphere and a low child-to-teacher ratio. We are a group of about 45 families who wish to actively participate in our children’s early school experience. The Co-op preschool has been in existence for 40 years serving families in the Chapel Hill/Durham area.  We offer a family-oriented early learning experience for children eighteen months to five years of age. We strive to provide a safe, nurturing, and accepting environment in which children are encouraged to develop social, emotional, cognitive, and motor skills through play. The Playschool admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

General Information
  • We are located at the intersection of Pope and Ephesus Church Road right on the border of Chapel Hill and Durham.
  • Our preschool year runs from late-August through early June.
  • Our hours are from 9am to 1pm Monday through Friday.
  • We are closed for a two-week winter break and a one-week spring break. In addition, the school closes for federal holidays and occasional teacher workdays.
  • The Playschool offers a separate 7-week summer camp session.

Our Location

Tours for Prospective Families
Please email Kinsey Wennerstrom at to schedule your tour today!  We have one 4 year old space, one 3 year old space, and one 2 year old space.    Email Kinsey if you are interested and we will schedule a tour asap!

Important Upcoming Dates
March 4th: Consignment Sale
March 16th: Annual St. Patty's day Silent Auction at Top of the Hill 

Children's Cooperative Playschool former member, Kelly Reilly, shared her family's experience at the co-op in the News & Observer: