Our Program


The South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-Op has been uniquely designed and is prepared to accomplish our Mission and Educational Goals.  We have small class sizes with a small parent-to-child ratio.  Our facility is large and well equipped to provide children an opportunity to explore and create.  We also provide an opportunity for parents to participate in their child’s first school experience and to meet other families with young children.  Most importantly, we like to have fun!

Follow the links to learn more about our Three’s Program and Four’s Program.


All our classes follow the  The Creative Curriculum for Preschool by Dodge, Colker and Heroman.  “The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is remarkably comprehensive, offering a valuable overview of the theories and research behind the Curriculum, and integrating new developments in the field? The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is indeed one of the most useful tools in our profession, offering ’the big picture’ and a range of specific, practical strategies.” – Margie Carter, early childhood college instructor, author, consultant.


Tuition & Schedule

Tuition is as follows for the 2018-19 School Year

3 A.M. Class – $150/month
Tuesday and Thursdays : 9:00 – 12:00pm

4 A.M. Class – $195/month
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays : 9:00 – 12:00pm

4’s Extended Day Enrichment Program: 

[minimum of 10 students must be registered for each extended day to take place]

MON or WED only: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 3 hours 1 X week for additional $55/month

MON and WED: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 3 hours 2 X week for additional $110/month (IF available)

* = exceptions will be made at school’s discretion


* Choosing to enroll in the South County Preschool Co-op was one of the best decisions that I have ever made as a parent. My four children are all graduates of the school and the social skills and the fostering of a love of play have served them beyond measure. All four have thrived in school and have made honor roll or principals honor roll every single marking period. They have made lifelong friends that they went to preschool with as have I. The sense of community, support of one another and the caring environment that the Co-op exemplifies is priceless. I can’t recommend it enough. 

Cheers to whale school!

* All four of my children went to the South County Pre-Kindergarten Co-op and it’s the best first school experience I could have ever imagined for each of them. Barbara and Ann are exceptional teachers and truly love working with preschoolers! The SCPC environment encourages learning through discovery and social interaction. My children loved circle time, the house area, dress-ups, the blocks, painting, daily art projects, science experiments and interactive songs.
Since SCPC is a co-op, parents get to be involved in their child’s education. You get a chance to be the parent helper, you play with your child and get to really know the other children in their class. My children loved the days when I was the parent helper and I would stay and play with them. You also really get to know the other parents in the class. My children and I made “lifetime” friends through our experience at SCPC.
SCPC is an exceptional preschool. I would highly recommend it to any family who is looking to be involved in their child’s education and is looking for a positive, nurturing environment.

* My daughter just completed her second year at SCPC, and we could not have asked for a more nurturing preschool environment. It was so rewarding as a parent to be part of her first school experience, and the two teachers – who have been there together for over 20 years – are absolute pros. Kids are encouraged to “just be kids” while getting to be creative and encounter amazing learning activities. 

South County Pre-K Co-Op, while requiring a greater than average time commitment from parents, has created a wonderful community of families.
Highly recommend this school!

* Our family loves the South County Pre-K Co-op! The teachers are AMAZING, the experience is unforgettable, and the families are some of the most caring and selfless people you will ever meet. SCPC is awesome because it allows you the parent to take part in what is most likely your child’s first school experience. It is the perfect way to transition into a school atmosphere for both the parents and the child.
To sweeten the pot, it is extremely affordable for families that may be relying on a single income. SCPC is comparatively much more budget friendly than other preschools in Anne Arundel and Calvert County.

* What a wonderful introduction to school in a low-key, play based environment of inquiry! Both of our children loved it so much, they still talk about it now, years later.

* We loved the Co-op while our daughter was there. As a stay at home mom, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to go into my daughters classroom periodically to help out and meet her friends and see what they were working on. As an added bonus I made a couple wonderful friendships of my own! My daughter loved going to pre-school to see her friends, do arts and crafts and play up on the hill! On her days off she would wake and ask if she could go to school that day 🙂 Loved Ms. Anne and Ms. Barbara… both caring, 
steady and responsible teachers!

* SCPC is a very cheery school. The teachers, Barbara and Ann, are fantastic and have a wonderful way with the children. They truly believe in learning through play. My son has surprised me after each class with the new knowledge he has picked up.

This school is an absolute joy and the perfect place to start my children’s school experience.

* Great school with wonderful teachers. My daughter finished up this year and I can’t wait to have my son go in another year. Wonderful first-school experience!

* This is a great school! The teachers (who have been there over 20 years) love the children and are amazing. In addition I love being in the class once a month to see whats going on and the friendships that I’ve made with the other moms. My daughter loves the learn by play philosophy they subscribe to. She’s learning so much and doesn’t even realize it. I can’t recommend this school and the teachers enough. Plus its very affordable!

* Our daughter is in her second year and loves SCPC. Mrs. Barb and Mrs Anne are super and the parent helping is a great way to see your child interact with others and observe their growth. Here your child can be a kid in a constructive learning environment.

* This place allows learning through activity and experience. It lets your kid just be a kid! Thank you Mrs. Barbara and and Mrs. Anne for all you do to support our children’s minds and imagination!