Parents' Cooperative Preschool at Itty Bitty City

In partnership with Parents’ Cooperative Preschool, we have preschool classes right here at Itty Bitty City! Parents’ Cooperative Preschool (PCPS) is a nonprofit school with 40 years of history here in Springfield. Our unique partnership allows us to provide preschool options with a variety of different schedules and price points so that you can select which features are best for your family.

The morning session is cooperative style.  Parents volunteer as classroom helpers and provide a class snack two times per month. This provides the opportunity to see what and how your child is learning, and also decreases the monthly tuition cost. Preschoolers aged 3-4 attend Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; Pre-K students aged 4-5 attend Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30-12:30. Students bring their lunch each day.

The afternoon session runs Monday through Friday, 1:30-5:30, with options to enroll for 1,2,3,4, or 5 days per week (must be a set schedule). Snack is provided and parents do not need to volunteer.

Due to childcare licensing restrictions, we are not able to enroll students in both the morning and afternoon sessions.

You can find registration information on the Parents Cooperative Preschool website. You can also email with questions or to arrange a tour.

Morning Schedule

Cooperative Preschool (entering kindergarten in 2022) Age 3-4 Mon, Wed, AND Thur 8:30-12:30
Cooperative Pre-K (entering kindergarten in 2021)
Age 4-5 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 8:30-12:30

Afternoon Schedule

Preschool (entering kindergarten in 2022) Age 3-4 Mon thru Friday 1:30-5:30
Pre-K (entering kindergarten in 2021)
Age 4-5 Mon thru Friday 1:30-5:30

Monthly Rates

AM Cooperative Preschool $200 3 days per week, parent volunteers 2x per month & provides snack
AM Cooperative Pre-K $225 4 days per week, parent volunteers 2x per month & provides snack
PM Preschool/Pre-K $136 1 day per week
PM Preschool/Pre-K $232 2 days per week
PM Preschool/Pre-K $300 3 days per week
PM Preschool/Pre-K $352 4 days per week
PM Preschool/Pre-K $400 5 days per week

parents cooperative preschool at Itty Bitty City

Boy playing at light table

free music class for kids



Preschool Features

  • Play based curriculum lead by experienced teachers
  • Parents have the opportunity to be involved in their child’s education by helping in the classroom
  • Small class sizes
  • Play time in Itty Bitty City combined with guided activities including circle time, creative movement, crafts, and more!
  • Children enrolled in the preschool program will have a membership to Itty Bitty City for the duration of the time they are enrolled. Memberships allow for free admission for that child and two adults at any time during all hours that Itty Bitty City is open to the public. See more membership benefits here.