THE COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL OF RIDGEWOOD 100 Dayton Street – Ridgewood, New Jersey 201-447-6232
Learning and Growing Together
news & events

September 9th- First Day of School, Orientation Week Begins

September 9th- 7:30 pm Parents Meeting in the East Room

September 11th- Mommy and Me Class begins

September 18th- 7:30 pm Board Meeting in the East Room

September 23rd- Kindergarten Enrichment begins

September 24th-Tennis class begins

September 26th-Golf class begins

September 27th-Co-Op Picnic

September 30th-Gym, Music, and Library classes begin this week

October 3rd- Alumni Day 3:15 pm

October 5th-FABULOUS FALL FESTIVAL!!! 9 am- 5:00 pm

October 9th-School Photo Day

October 14th-Columbus Day, No School

For more information on these events and more, see the school calendar.

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Download our application for the 2013-2014 school year.
We Have Openings!
We have openings for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Feel free to call (201-447-6232) or email ( to speak with our director. Please see our HOW TO APPLY page for more information.

Calling all cars! The co-op could use new (or gently used) ride-on toys. We need tricycles, Little Tikes cars, etc. If you have some taking up space in your garage, bring 'em here!

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Actively participate in your child's first school experience.
    The Cooperative Nursery School of Ridgewood, or “The Co-op,” promotes continuity between the child’s home and preschool. Through its cooperative nature, families support and care about each other. Children, parents and teachers together create a warm and extended community for growing and learning.

"Kudos to the Ridgewood co-op for an excellent preschool program. My students who have attended cooperative preschool programs display exemplary kindergarten readiness. If I could do it all over again, I would enroll my own child in the Cooperative Nursery School."
— Paramus, NJ kindergarten teacher

Our Registration is ongoing for the 2013-14 school year. We have availability in all classes right now. Mommy and Me, 2 1/2, 3's and 4 year olds, and Kindergarten Enrichment (KE).  Here are the class offerings for this school year:

  • Mommy and Me: Wednesdays 9:30am - 11am
  • 2 1/2 yr olds: M/W 9:00 am to 11:30am
  • 3 yr olds: M/T/W/Th, or T/W/Th, 9:00 am to 11:30am
  • 4 yr olds: Mon. thru Fri., or Mon. thru Thurs. 9:00am to 11:30am
  • Kindergarten Enrichment: M/W 8:50 am-11:20 am
  • 2 1/2 yr olds: T/TH 9:00 am -11:30, Starting in January 2014
  • Discovery Fridays; Fridays from 9:00-11:30, Beginning Oct. 2013
Download our Registration form for the above classes.

We also offer an extended day Lunch & Play program Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, as well as assorted enrichment programs from 1:00-2:00 pm if you are interested in extend your child's fun a little longer!  Please call us at 201-447-6232 to schedule a visit!

Check out the new "Scrip Info" section on the Parents page to learn all you need to know about ordering scrip online!

This class is open to children approximately 18-30 months of age and their caregivers. Participants in the class explore and learn through multi-sensory experiences. Art, music, and movement are incorporated daily. Caregivers have as much fun as the kids!

This is a new program to the Co-op on Friday mornings. It incorporates activities based around science, literature, cooking, arts & crafts, seasonal themes, listening to stories, learning songs and many hands-on activities. Children have fun playing and learning as they discover the world around them.



Below find a collection of pictures from recent Co-op events. If you have taken any pictures in class that you’d like us to post, please email them to

Have a LUNCH & PLAY Date!
  Invite a friend to Lunch & Play! Print this invitation (pdf) to send home in a friend's backpack. A great way to extend the fun on school days. Be sure to check the sign up sheet in the office for date/times available. For more information see Programs.

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