We provide a safe and nurturing mixed-age preschool experience focused on self-directed play which allows children the time and space to construct their own knowledge.

Watertown Cooperative Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative preschool for children aged 2.9 to 5 years old (as of September 1). Located in the basement of Grace Chapel at 525 Main Street in Watertown, our facilities include a spacious indoor space where a wide variety of materials are offered on a daily basis and an outdoor play yard. The school is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC).

Established in 1952, WCNS is dedicated to incorporating families into the school experience. Under the guidance of and in partnership with our certified teachers, parents form a community that encourages knowing all of the children and families and valuing each other’s perspectives and feelings.

Because we believe that the relationship between the young child and their parents is the single most important part of their lives, we ask that parents assist the teachers on a regularly scheduled basis as well as help in the administration of the school.