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Your donation will help CCS set up our new home at 4700 Kingsessing. We look forward to starting the 2015/16 school year with you!

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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.

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.

Thanks to Downdog for creating this wonderful mini-documentary about mindfulness at CCS!

The Children’s Community School Blog

  • 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 →
  • Connecting with Families, Connecting with Children June 6, 2015
    Some months ago Merryl was at a workshop through the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) when someone mentioned, “It’s so sad that no one lets children be around fire any more.” Merryl approached them afterwards … Continue reading →
  • Dice Matching March 5, 2015
    Back in October, I wrote a piece about the Oak Classroom’s “Practice Spot”—the area in the classroom with one-child activities intended to build specific skills—and about a particular activity where children could push milk caps into a coffee can. This … Continue reading →