Where parents learn about their children as their children learn about the world

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At the Pacifica Co-op, we offer an age appropriate, hands-on program which focuses and meets the individual needs of the whole child and enhances their cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development through play and discovery of the world around them.

We believe that together, as parents and staff, we can enhance the growth, development and self-esteem of each child, all the while promoting a deeper understanding and respect of each child’s unique qualities. Our main goal is to create a loving, nurturing, supportive environment for our students and families to learn, grow, and empower one another.

Monday – Friday

8:45 AM – 12:45 PM

We are currently accepting applications for our waitlist for this school year and next.  Please email info@thepacificacoop.org for more information.

If you would like to schedule a tour of our school, please email tours@thepacificacoop.org.

Please find more information about our COVID-19 protocols here.

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Parent Participation

Work one session per week assisting teacher by providing supervision of activities.

Work Hours

Complete 4 hours of enhancement (gardening, cleaning, maintenance) per semester.


Participate in Fall and Spring fundraisers.


Attend two Parent Education & Communication meetings per semester.


Parent Participation


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5 Days



2022 Summer “Bug” Camp Session:

Monday, June 20 – Friday, July 22

Learn about bees, butterflies, and other insects.

Nursery School + Weekly Field Trips*


3-5 years old: Tues/Thurs/Fri
6-8 years old: Mon/Wed/Fri
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Tuition: $500 for 5-week program, including materials.

For an application, or more info, e-mail info@thepacificacoop.org.

*Child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on field trips.

For fall session students must be between 2.5 and 5 years old and must be potty trained.


Our teachers are dedicated and licensed child-care providers

Teacher Jenn

Jenn Maesen

Lead Teacher

Teacher Jenn has been in the education field for the past 15 years. She received her BA in Liberal Studies, earned her Multiple Subject teaching credential, and received her Masters in Elementary Education. She taught in Kindergarten and 1st grade for 11 years before deciding to become a stay at home mom. She was a substitute teacher at the Co-op before her oldest son graduated from PCNS and decided to take on a bigger role at the Co-op for the 2019-2020 school year as a teacher. Her goals are to create independent little learners, who love to discover the world around them in a safe and happy environment. When she isn’t at school, you can find Jenn having fun with her husband and two boys.

Teacher Christina

Christina Jackson


Teacher Christina has been working with children since she was one herself! From babysitting for family to starting her own (with a stop in pediatric dentistry along the way!), Christina knew she had found her future when she and her husband enrolled their daughter at PCNS.
She was a frequent fill in for moms and teachers even after her daughter left for kindergarten, and while also providing childcare for school families, Christina obtained her Early Childhood Education credentials from Skyline College. We’ve been happy to have her for over five years!


Our school is housed on a large and versatile playground including a tree-house themed play structure, large area for sand play, swings, and an organic, edible garden. Our indoor space includes distinct areas for activities like circle time, arts and crafts, games, and unstructured play, and is housed a historic quonset hut.

Pacifica Coop Nursery School
548 Carmel Ave
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-4465

Pacifica Nursery School Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
EIN: 94-1527749

NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY – The Pacifica Co-op Nursery School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, special needs, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression in administration of its employment policies, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and programs, or any other school-administered  programs.