We are now offering tours for our 2022-23 school year.

If you are interested in learning more about our school or would like to schedule a tour please email


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.

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 summer camp session.

  • Tours and admissions for the 2022-23 school year are ongoing, please contact us!

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

Play plus magical teaching equals the best preparation for school success.

For admissions information and other information, email: coopdirector@gmail.com