Upcoming Events

Fall Enrollment

Now enrolling our newest class: The Explorers 1 !!! Ages 15 mths to 2 yrs!

We are accepting enrollment for the 2017-18 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.

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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When you shop at smile.amazon.com Amazon Donates to PCEL!

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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Visiting Parent Co-Op

We encourage you to visit.  We are located at 5300 S Shore Drive in Chicago's Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood. Prospective parents are encouraged to visit the school between 9:00am and noon or between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. Free street parking is available in front of the school.  We encourage you to call ahead, 773-684-6363, to schedule your visit so we can be sure to accommodate you.  Once a student is enrolled at Parent Co-Op, we allow parents unlimited access to their child and provide observation rooms where parents can observe without upsetting their child.

Note: Please do not park in the adjoining parking lots, as these are for private homes and other businesses.


Getting Here