Programs & Tuition

Core Programs

CPNS offers 4 core programs: two, three, four, and five day per week multi-age classes, held from August-June. Multi-age programs offer age flexibility with greater leadership and role modeling opportunities.

Each class consists of a balance of adult-led group experiences and long blocks of child initiated play.

All of our programs are co-op based, with mandatory 1x/week parent participation, yielding high adult to child ratios that benefit the children in numerous ways.


Teacher Denise

Age at time of enrollment:  2-4 years old

Time: Tues, Thurs  9:15-11:45am 

Monthly Tuition: $300 

Adult Child Ratio: 1:2


Teacher Denise

Age at time of enrollment:  2.5-5 years old

Time: Mon, Wed, Fri  8:45-11:45am 

Monthly Tuition: $540

Adult Child Ratio: 1:3


Teacher Jill

Age at time of enrollment:  2.5-5 years old

Time: Mon-Thurs  12:30-3:30 PM

Monthly Tuition: $550

Adult Child Ratio: 1:4

*Priority for 4-day is given to children who will be age eligible for Kindergarten the following September.


Teacher Denise

Age at time of enrollment:  2.5-5 years old

Time: Mon, Wed, Fri  8:45-11:45am; Tues, Thurs 9:15-11:45am 

Monthly Tuition: $790

Adult Child Ratio: 1:3

Pre-K Program

Our highly successful Pre-K program, taught by Teacher Lori, has been in existence for over 30 years. Rather than attempt to teach children the subjects they will be introduced to in kindergarten, we emphasize the readiness aspects of learning.

Through adult-directed play, children participate in large and small groups that concentrate on the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills needed for kindergarten. Pre-Kers begin and end their day with a large circle time with lunch, musical activities, story sequencing, and community visitors. They are encouraged to raise hands, wait turns, and problem-solve with peers.

Typically, our Pre-K program is attended in conjunction with the 4-day core class making the schedule 10:30-3:30 Monday-Thursday.

Click here for a virtual tour of CPNS Pre-K. See the class and Teacher Lori in action! 


Teacher Lori

Age by Sept 1st:  4 years old

Time: Mon-Thurs  10:30am-12:30pm 

Monthly Tuition: $350

Parent Workday Requirements (per child): 2x/4 weeks

Adult Child Ratio: 1:4


CPNS offers a nursery space onsite for you to arrange care for a younger sibling on your co-op day. 

Summer Camp 

Everyone loves Summer Camp at CPNS!

Available to existing members, alumni, and friends, our half-day Summer Camp follows the same philosophy as our school year programs with a schedule and format designed to maximize the wonderful summer weather and our large and diverse outdoor facility. Your child will experience water play, messy science, creative art, storytelling, singing, and group games. Splash your way into summer, running through the sprinklers, playing in the water table and exploring our water wall (designed and constructed by a CPNS alumnus!)

Summer 2023 Details

Session 1: June 19 – June 29
Session 2: July 3 – July 13 (closed July 4)
Session 3: July 17 – July 27

Age: 2.5-7 years old 

Time: Mon-Thurs 9am-12pm 

Tuition*: $375/session

Parent Workday Requirements** (per child): Once per session

Adult:Child Ratio: 1:4 (Max 24 students per session) 

Click here to enroll! 

Priority enrollment for current CPNS families ends March 15th. Registration opens to the public beginning March 16th. Tuition only $355/session with registration before April 1.

* 10% sibling discount.
** $50 co-op buy out, subject to availability

Tuition Assistance 

CPNS is committed to offering high quality early education to all children. We offer financial assistance in the form of scholarships and barter work. You can find the application here.


The application period for the scholarship and work barter programs for the 2023-24 school year has closed as we have exceeded our budgeted disbursement amount.

Due to enrollment changes that occasionally occur throughout the year, we may be able to provide additional assistance if funds become available. Please email your application to for review and we will contact you soon.

Applications for the 2024-25 school year will be accepted through April 15, 2024