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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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support PCEL every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCEL!


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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PCEL Curriculum 


PCEL is a nurturing and inviting place for children to Explore, Imagine, and Discover about themselves and the world around them. Our students range from ages 15 mths -5 years old.  Our little people grow and develop in fun an exciting ways during their time at Parent Co-Op.  Students are grouped by age and ability as they grow and develop.  Here is a brief introduction to our 3 learning rooms and the people who take our instructional model from concept to reality.

At PCEL we offer:

  • A play-based, creative curriculum.  Learn about the importance of play.  
  • Enrichment programs
  • Swimming Lessons (during the summer session starting at age 3, once the child is potty trained)
  • Field Trips
  • Daily hot lunch and morning and afternoon snacks
  • Great student to teacher ratio
  • Loving and caring environment for your child to grow and develop