Enrolling for Spring and Fall! Contact us at coopdirector@gmail.com for more information.

Our Spring session will run May 3 through July 2

Come and join us for a joyful return to the Playschool!

We’ll spend our days exploring the woods, running on the playground and making mud pies in our Imagination Garden.

We’ll have small group outdoor song times, lots of collaborative and individual art projects, and short play times in our well-ventilated classrooms. We will follow all CDC cleaning protocols, have distanced snack and meal times, and lots of masked fun. With guidelines in place to keep us all safe, we look forward to days filled with imagination, discovery and friendship.

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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 8-week summer camp session.

  • Tours for the 2021 school year will begin soon--once we reopen for preschool in person!

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