THE COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL OF RIDGEWOOD 100 Dayton Street – Ridgewood, New Jersey 201-447-6232
Learning and Growing Together
Upcoming Events
A Few of the Special  Activities and Events at the Co-Op...

Special Orientation Weeks
Back to School Breakfast and Fair

Pumpkin Picking & Farm Trips
Alumni Day
School Photo Days
Halloween Celebrations

Family Movie Day
Book Fair
Thanksgiving Feasts

Holiday Concert and Breakfast
Santa Visit

Community Helpers Visit
Family Fun Night
Field Trip to the Dentist

Dad's Day
Valentine's Parties
President's Day
Chinese New Year Celebrations

St. Patrick's Day Fun
Pizza Making
Spring Sing Concert
Basket Auction & Fundraiser

Spring Celebrations
Earth Day Activites
International Week
Health Barn Field Trip

Garage Sale Fundraiser
Field Day
Butterfly Release
Baby Chicks Hatching in School
Teddy Bear Picnic

End of Year Celebrations
Co-Op Camp
Musical Theatre Camp

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

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Download our application for the 2014-2015 school year.
We Have Openings!
We have openings for the upcoming 2014-2015 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.

We have weekly music, gym, language, and library classes for all our enrolled students!!

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Actively participate in your child's first school experience.
  Co-Op Playground   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 Programs and Classes

Our Registration is ongoing for the 2014-15 school year. We still have availability in many of our 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
  • 4 yr olds Mon. thru Fri., OR Mon. thru Thurs. 12:15 to 2:45 pm
  • Kindergarten Enrichment Morning Class: M/W 8:50 am-11:20 am
  • Kindergarten Enrichment Afternoon Class: M/W 12:10-2:40 pm
  • 2 1/2 yr olds: T/TH 9:00 am -11:30, Starting in January 2015
  • Discovery Fridays; Fridays from 9:00-11:30,
Download our Registration form for the above classes.

We also offer an extended day Lunch & Play program Monday through Thursday 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
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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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