Visit our school during our Enrollment Open House on Thursday February 16, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m or Friday February 17, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cooperative Nursery School of Champaign-Urbana (Co-op) is a nonprofit,
that is owned, maintained, and administered by the parents of the children enrolled in the
school. Its uniqueness lies in the coordination of efforts between the trained,
professional teachers and the parents who assist in the classroom. Potty training is not a requirement for attendance in any classroom.
Cooperative Nursery School of Champaign-Urbana is one of the oldest licensed
preschools in our area. It was organized in 1946 when Dr. Katherine Whiteside Taylor,
nationally prominent specialist in child guidance and parent education, joined the staff
of the University YMCA to assist with a special program for veteran's families.
Nursery school classes and a training course for parents were organized. From this beginning
grew today's Co-op.