At the heart of the co-op is the child who benefits from supportive ties between home and preschool.

Playmates Cooperative Nursery School is a safe, nurturing, diverse community of families and staff. We offer excellent play-based, child-centered programs.

Children with special needs are welcome.

Children at Playmates

  • Build trust and confidence in a warm, nurturing environment.
  • Learn the joy of friendship with other children and adults in a setting that encourages cooperation and problem solving.
  • Gain high self-esteem and develop independence through successful age-appropriate “hands-on” learning experiences.
  • Develop a positive attitude towards learning and a love of school.

Parents at Playmates

  • Strengthen parenting skills through parent education classes.
  • Gain confidence through weekly observation and participation in the nursery school program.
  • Develop mutual support and friendship within the Playmates community.
  • Increase the pleasure of parenting.

Our Programs

  • AM nursery school, which runs from 9 am – 12 pm (choice of 3, 4 or 5 days/week)
  • PM nursery school, which runs from 1 pm – 4 pm (choice of 3, 4 or 5 days/week)
  • Transitional Kindergarten, which we call “Young 5″ and runs from 9 am  – 1 pm (5 days/week)