Play. explore. learn.
Cherry Hill Nursery School
Princeton’s premiere cooperative preschool for children 2-5
We are here to help parents raise happy and healthy children
Every school day morning, our children walk through the doors at CHNS with their own personalities, character traits, and unique perspectives on the world around them. They are appreciated for who they are and the amazing potential they hold.
There are many ways to connect with children such as artistic expression, free play, laughter, games, challenges, and above all always listening and always noticing. This is the way we teach our children that they have value.
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Founder & Head of School
Age-specific support for every stage
Little Cherries & 2s
The littlest of our school join us to have fun with new friends, be introduced to the idea of school, and start separating from parents when the time is right for them, gaining confidence & independence.
3s, 4s & 5s
Building on concepts from year to year, our preschool track encourages kids to explore their world through play, learn in both indoor and outdoor classrooms, & foster a sense of community while gaining necessary pre-K skills.
Expanding on the morning fun, afternoon enrichment is an option for 4s and 5s students who are excited for more learning opportunities with mixed-age classes and engaging themes.
2023-2024 co-op preschool
Schedule and tuition
Parent has responsibilities in their child's classroom on a rotating basis. Tasks include being a 3rd adult in the classroom (known as the "Helping Parent"), helping set up for the day and clean up at the end of the day, assist with snack, handwashing and other classroom duties as needed. The "Helping Child" gets to be the leader for the day.
Non Co-Op Tuition
Parent opts to not be involved in activities in their child's classroom and pays opt-out fee. The fee exempts family from their PTO volunteer hours and helping parent duties. Every non-co-op child receives a turn being the "Helping Child" in an equal amount of rotation as co-op students but a "helping parent" is not in the classroom on that day.
Open to toilet-trained children enrolled in CHNS's morning 4s and 5s classes. Children may register for Afternoon Enrichment prior to the start of the year or add sessions as the year progresses. Each session is a mixed-age group of up to 16 children. Past themes include Loose Parts Play, Nature, Cooking, Amazing Athletes, and Soccer Shots.
We welcome kids into our 2-5’s program based on their birth year.
The best early learning experience
We encourage kids to explore their world through play-based learning
Designed to help children realize their potential
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Meet the teachers
Experts in giving your children best start
Lead teacher and 1-2 year olds
Teacher: 2-3 year olds
Teacher: 3-4 year olds
What parents say
More than just a joyful place
Letting kids develop at their own pace through play