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Please stop in to view our unique learning environment for preschool children. Download applications Please contact us for more information or to schedule a site visit.

Please visit our preschool at our enrollment open house on Wednesday February 25, 2015 from 6-7 p.m. or on Friday February 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Cooperative Nursery School was featured in a Chambanamoms Preschool Spotlight, please visit the link for more information.

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.

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. Click on this link to visit our blog.

"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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