Kids' Cooperative Cambridge - Cambridge, MA

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Enrollment for the 2023-2024 academic year is now open. Click here to fill out an application, and see the Apply page for more details.

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or want a printable version of the application.

Kids' Cooperative Cambridge

We, the parents and caregivers of Kids’ Cooperative Cambridge, assert that Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with the millions of Black Americans who grieve the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and the countless people who have lost their lives as a direct result of police brutality. Our country is currently in a moment of crisis where the civil liberties of Black Americans have been crushed by law enforcement.

Additionally, the escalating violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community within our country is horrifying, deeply wrong, and deserving of the nation’s attention and help. We stand in solidarity with our AAPI community members. We honor the memories of Soon Park, Hyun Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Yue, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Yaun and Paul Andre Michels.

In a moment when our country is vulnerable and fragmented we strive to create an environment where our children can individually celebrate their cultures while sharing community. We, the trusted adults in our children’s lives, must actively work to dismantle laws, policies and racial biases that have allowed anti-Blackness and AAPI hate to thrive.

We will not support or enable racism. We are committed to making Coop a space that is safe for all BIPOC families by advancing anti-racist principles and not tolerating racist behavior or language.

Who we are

The Kids' Cooperative of Cambridge is a 100% parent-run cooperative playgroup for children aged 18 months to 4 years old. The fifteen member families are a community seeking a healthy, structured exploration and play environment for their children while providing some child-free time for parents. A Coop day includes free imaginative play, music and stories, snack, art/craft time and gross motor time while the kids socialize with peers under the supervision of other adults. We are located in Davis Square and currently include families from Somerville, Arlington and Medford, as well as Cambridge.

How it works

Kids' Cooperative of Cambridge operates five days a week, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Each week, each member family has two days to drop off their child, and a third day when a parent attends with their child and works as a caregiver. Each family also takes on an administrative role outside the daily running of the Cooperative. This system affords hands-on involvement in your child's activities and requires some time and effort, while keeping our costs lower than any other cooperative in Cambridge, Arlington or Somerville for children this age.

Children can stay at the Cooperative three mornings per week. On one of those three days, a parent from each family must take on the role of caregiver. Therefore, parents stay one day to work and have two drop-off mornings per week. There are fifteen member families.



We welcome you to get to know our group and how we play & learn! Start with a tour to see how it feels, then fill out an application. The Kids' Cooperative accepts applications on a rolling basis. See our Apply page for more details.


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