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Get a tour of the school, in-depth Q&A about our program, and a visit to the classrooms on a normal school day. Contact Merryl if you’d like to join us.


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Welcome to the Children’s Community School, a learning community that honors and empowers children to engage their whole selves in education. Our students engage their bodies, minds, and emotions to make meaning, form relationships, and develop an understanding of themselves as active members of a community.

We serve children from 18 months through 5 years old. We are open from 8:00 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, September to July. We offer a variety of schedules for part- and full-time enrollment for children, ranging from 8 to 40 hours per week. We also offer summer camp July 11 through August 12, 2016.

Find out more about who we are and our approach to teaching and learning. For information about enrolling your child in our programs, see Prospective Families.

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For public workshops and events, enrollment info, and other very occasional updates

The Children’s Community School Blog

  • We Did It! September 16, 2016
    Two weeks ago we learned that CCS has gained accreditation from the National Association of Young Children—only the sixth school in west Philly to do it! NAEYC is the national standard bearer for early childhood education, and to gain their … Continue reading →
  • When All the Choices are Good January 19, 2016
    It’s that time of year when we start asking families to tell us about their plans for enrolling again in the fall. Which means it’s also the time of year for families to be thinking about what school situation is … Continue reading →
  • Before the First Day September 4, 2015
    Yesterday marked the final day of “Orientation”—the three weeks at CCS every year before kids show up when staff prepares for the year by setting up the classrooms, visiting families at home, planning for the year, and learning about new … Continue reading →