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Visit our school during our Enrollment Open House on Tuesday February 23, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m or Friday February 26, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Cooperative Nursery School of Champaign-Urbana (Co-op) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian preschool 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.

"One hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, or how much money I had.

But the world may be different because I was important
in the life of a child."

-Forest Witcraft

 
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