Upcoming Events

Summer  & Fall '18- '19 Enrollment

Now enrolling for all classes!!

We are accepting enrollment for the 2018-19 school year for children ages 15 mths -5 years old!    For more information or to schedule a tour please email info@parentcoop.org or call 773-684-6363.

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Help our children grow and learn! Our Parent Co-op for Early Learning is a godsend for working families in the Hyde Park area: affordable, high-quality, play-based education that places its priorities in the right places—top-notch teachers in a safe, nurturing environment without all the unnecessary bells and whistles. Parents lead the school and pitch in to contain costs and stay engaged with their children’s education. Won’t you help us sustain this institution filling a critical neighborhood need? Donate $40 for our first 40 years to help us thrive in the next 40, or $20 to bring us half way there! Go here to donate today! 

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Convinced that PCEL is the right place for your little one?  Here is a quick list of application materials and information about what it means to be in the PCEL.

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Admissions Overview

Application Process

Applications may be made at any time of the year and consists of completing a one-page information form and paying a $100 application fee. Prospective parents are encouraged to visit the school at 9:30am or at 3:30pm.

Enrollment is rolling admissions and will be accepted any time there is an opening. Enrollment is accomplished by completing an enrollment agreement (contract) and paying a one-time $300 registration fee. Pre-admission packets include:

  • A physical exam form, including a health history, immunization record, lead level result, and TB test result signed by the child's doctor, should provide a statement identifying any allergies and the interventions that may be needed during the school day;
  • A photocopy of the child's birth certificate
  • A developmental history, including information about the child's interests, family discipline, and other information; and
  • A list of persons authorized to pick up the child and the granting of various permissions. Parents or guardians are responsible for maintaining current contact information at the school, especially phone numbers that may be needed in an emergency.