Cobble Hill Playschool is an inquiry driven, play-based preschool that nurtures the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of each child to help them develop as thinkers— confident, curious, and ready to take on the world! 

Cobble Hill Playschool. LET THEM FLY.



Cobble Hill Playschool was started in the 1970s by a small group of parents who saw the potential for a co-operative, play-based preschool in their neighborhood. Originally known as the “granola school,” the progressive values that once gave us that nickname still define us today.

Serving families in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Park Slope and Red Hook over the past 40 years, we’ve become a place for children to play, learn, and grow.

Our exceptional early-education program, talented staff, and parent-driven co-op are what families here find truly inspiring–and what ensures we will continue to flourish as a unique part of the local Brooklyn community for years to come.





Affordability, Generosity, Community, Friendship

At CHP, everyone has a share in creating something truly wonderful.  Our cooperative model is the heart and soul of the school and what makes us so unique. We are one of the most affordable schools in the neighborhood, thanks to the commitment and generosity from our parents who volunteer their time and talent all year. We also believe that by working together and sharing ideas, children learn the value of community, friendship, and kindness.

YOU SPOKE.  WE LISTENED: flexible schedules

Cobble Hill Playschool is a cooperative preschool that has been a member of the Brooklyn community for over 40 years.  We are thrilled to announce that we have made some exciting changes because you spoke and we listened.

Morning-only 2s Program:

Students can attend either two mornings per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) or three mornings per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays).

Early drop-off for 3s and 4s Program:

Students can arrive anytime between 8:30 am - 9:00 am.

What Remains the Same:  Our NAEYC accreditation, our expert staff, and our child-centered, play-based program will continue to provide students with a high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood education.  Our cooperative structure will continue to provide families with meaningful opportunities for involvement.


CHP is a NAEYC-accredited preschool. This means that our curriculum aligns with the highest standards in early childhood education.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is an organization dedicated to the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. It is the gold standard in terms of health and safety standards, educational standards, professional development, documentation, administration, and communication­–and is something we are most proud of. To learn more about NAEYC, click here.