Upcoming Events

Open House!!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017!

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Summer Enrollment

Now accepting enrollment for the 2016-17 school year for children ages 2-5 years old!    For more information or to schedule a tour please email info@parentcoop.org or call 773-684-6363.

Help GoFundUS!

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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Tuition Rates for 2016-2017




2-3 yrs

Imagination Station

3-4 yrs

Discovery Room

4-5 yrs

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2 Day Rate:




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*Siblings will receive a 10% discount on their program fee when more than 1 child is enrolled at PCEL. 

** Part-time is considered 5 mornings a week or 3 days per week.

2016-2017 PCEL Tuition & Fee Information

All payments must be paid through Smart tuition, check, cashier’s check, or money order; NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

A $400.00 registration fee is required the first time a 10 month Fall/Spring or 2 month Summer enrollment agreement is signed to hold a space. This registration fee is non-refundable once a family has signed an enrollment agreement. There is also a $100 application fee to have a child placed on the waitlist. The application fee will be waived if a family elects to register their child when applying.

Tuition is due on the 1st with a 7 day grace period, after which a $60 late fee should be included with the tuition payment. If a check bounces, all fees will be invoiced to your account, in addition to a fee of $25. 

Summer only students will pay a $50 program fee due at the time of registration. 


PCEL Co-Op Credit Information

In addition, each Family agrees to earn 6 co-op credits per month or 60 credits during the Fall/Spring contract and 12 co-op credits during the Summer contract. Unfulfilled credits will be billed at the rate of $25.00 per credit. A record of credits is kept in each classroom. Please refer to the Job Book or your child’s teacher for ideas about earning credits.