Welcome to

Parent Co-Op for Early Learning

Founded in 1973, the Parent Cooperative for Early Learning (PCEL) is a not-for-profit pre-school designed by working parents, for working families. With parents at the helm, our priority is to create an environment where our children will thrive, become prepared for elementary school, and enjoy learning in a safe and nurturing environment. Our governing board, composed of parents, teachers, and the facility director, leads us with a valuable variety of experiences.


Explorers 1 & 2

15 months – 3 years old

Expanding your toddler’s little mind through their own curiosity is key in cultivating their learning journey.

Imagination Station

3 – 4 years old

In the Imagination Station, children learn about mathematics, science, art, and literacy through subject-focused activities while continuing to refine gross and fine motor skills, social interactions, and cognitive development. 


4 – 5 years old

The Discovery program builds each child’s interest and abilities, and the curriculum is designed to develop the skills children will need in school, at a pace consistent with their individual developmental readiness. 


Keep up-to-date with our upcoming events. We have exciting things going on this semester.

A Visit Now!

The visit to your school will include a tour of the classroom, a few group activities, and opportunities for individual interactions. call us to schedule a visit. We'll be happy to show you around!


The school offers a great variety of opportunities to make your career a success. These opportunities align with our mission of providing our students with a quality preschool education. Email us to inquire

Our Mission


The Parent Cooperative for Early Learning (PCEL) is a full-day, year-round preschool, serving families who require care for their children. We are a multicultural community, organized as a cooperative and jointly owned by the families and professional staff. Parent Co-op works in partnership with the families, teachers, and community, to attend to the social-emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of our growing children with a curriculum grounded in our teachers’ knowledge of what is developmentally appropriate.


Contact Us

While we try to provide as much information as possible on our website, we understand that you may still have additional questions. Please complete the webform below to send an e-mail message to our central e-mail box and we will respond shortly. We usually reply within 2 business days, but if your request is urgent, please give us a call at 773-684-6363


Best Facilities for Kids


Outdoor Games

Nutritious Food

Call To Enroll Your Child 773-684-6363