Watchung Cooperative Preschool

​A community learning through play:

connecting parents, teachers & children

Call us today at +1.973-783-4535 to schedule your tour!

Copyright 2016. Watchung Cooperative Preschool. All rights reserved.

We are in the swing of a terrible flu season. Please remember if your child has had a fever, vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours, please keep them home. Also, make sure you call the school (leave a message if no one is at the school) to let the teachers know of any sickness-related absences at 973-783-4535.

Also, we are running low on supplies. We are asking all families to contribute a roll of paper towels, a package of baby wipes, a package of Clorox wipes and a box of tissues. 

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 1st—4th Qtr Tuition Payment Due
  • Feb 10th 11:30am—Schoolwide Magic Show & Pizza Party (Morley the Magician is always a favorite! At: First Lutheran Church 153 Park St Montclair. $8/person. Invitations will be coming out soon!!)
  • March 2nd 9am—Schoolwide Green Eggs & Ham Celebration
  • March 9th 7:30-10:30pm—Spring Social and Silent Auction (Buy your tickets now for a discounted rate only thru 2/10. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS/ATTIRE)
  • March 21st 7:30pm—Board Meeting
  • April 11th 6pm—Bedtime Story Hour

School Closures

  • Feb 15-16th—Early dismissal (9-12pm, no lunch, no PM classes)
  • Feb 19th—Presidents Day—No School
  • March 29—April 6th—School closed (Teacher In-service, Good Friday, Spring Break; school reopens April 9th 


A belated thank you to the Burks & Basra-Jeney families for such a great job during the first clean-up weekend. This is a big job and for only two families to take on this huge task and do such a wonderful job is amazing!

Thank you to the Houlbert, Deutsch, Taylor and Gerard Families for such a great job during the most recent clean-up weekend. The classrooms were thoroughly scrubbed and the staff & children & families noticed your efforts!

Thank you to the class delegates, Sophia Anastasia (DPK) and Shannon Bauley (Creative) for organizing teacher holiday gifts and setting up co-oping for the winter/spring sessions.

Thank you to the Parisi Family for coordinating a great Holiday Party. The families had such a nice time getting together thanks to your efforts.

Thank you to Trista Risser for organizing so many great social events for our co-op families to participate in. You have gone above and beyond. If you haven’t attended one of these events, please try to! We build our strong community bonds and friendships this way. Trista will be sending out new scheduled events soon.

A very special thanks to the McNair family for on-going Pearl care. You guys are like bunny whisperers.
Thank you to for spearheading all of the fundraising activities. You have setup and organized so many fundraising opportunities this year. Thank you to the many families that volunteered to help with the clothing drive and the Mignogna family for their help with Artware. The fundraising efforts this year allow us to add equipment and special programs to our classrooms.


As always, if you have questions, concerns or (most appreciated!) compliments regarding what is happening in the classrooms, please reach out to your children’s teachers or the school director. They will be able to answer all your questions or point you in the right direction. The director/teachers should be your most helpful information source regarding your child’s development. Remember to let the teachers know if there are any changes at home or if you will be going on vacation or planned absence.

Christi Porter (DPK Teacher and Director):
Anneliese Scherfen (DPK Teacher):
Marianne Robertson (Creative Teacher): 

If you are interested in or have questions about enrolling for the 2018-19 school year (it is filling up VERY quickly), first please check our website (CLICK HERE). This a great resource with a lot answers you may be looking for, including registration forms and tuition rates. If you have further questions, please contact our VPs of Enrollment:
Jade Newkirk & Jocelyn Gottlieb:

If you have questions about tuition, please reach out to the Treasurer (Accounts Receivable):
Allyssa Tzavlakis: