The Children’s Preschool is a nurturing, play-based co-operative community that serves children between the ages of three and five.
We are led by a devoted team of highly experienced staff, which includes six full-time teachers and our preschool director. Up to twenty-six children enroll each year in a single, mixed-age class. Families support the work of the school through hands-on participation in many cooperative activities, including cleaning, fundraising, and building and grounds maintenance.
The collaborative community environment helps nurture strong relationships between children, teachers, and parents. We have many alumni who return to visit over the years. In fact, we have even had numerous children of alumni attend the preschool themselves!
Calendar and Schedule
We are open from early September through late June, and roughly follow the New Haven Public School calendar. An optional seven-week summer program is available from late June through early August.
Children attend our school five days a week and may enroll in one of three options:
- full-day program (8:00am-5:30pm)
- the morning program (8:00am-1:00pm)
- every morning and some afternoons
Tuition for the 2019-2020 for the 10-month school year (September to June) is:
- Part-time: $10,090.00
- Full-time: $15,800.00
Some financial aid is available.
We are located in the heart of the historic East Rock neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut, in the carriage house behind the First Unitarian Universalist Society. We have a beautiful, shaded natural playground outdoors, which the children enjoy year-round.