Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is almost complete! 

At this time, we have waiting lists for the Dragonfly, Rainbow, Sunbeam, and Ladybug classrooms. 

Tours for the 2019-2020 school year will continue through the spring.
Please contact the Director, Kinsey Wennerstrom, by email to schedule your tour today!  

To enroll or to be added to our wait-list, complete the updated form on the Admissions & Tuition tab.  

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 over 45 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.

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

Please come to our Annual Silent Auction and Gala!!!!
March 13th
Top of the Hill Great Room
6:30 pm
*all proceeds benefit the playschool general fund and scholarship account!

Purchase Tickets Here

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 8-week summer camp session.
  • Tours for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in October

Our Location

Important Upcoming Dates
January 13th  Board meeting 7 pm
January 18th  Re-enrollment forms due
January 18th  Coffee in the Carport
January 21st  Martin Luther King Day, school closed
January 26th  Open House 10:30-12
February 1st  Kids Night In 5:30-8:30
February 3rd  Race Workshop 8:00 pm
February 5th  ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (required) 7:00 pm