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

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Photo Credit:  Gretchen Olivero Larson


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.

September 3rd 2024 – June 5th 2025

Monday – Friday, 8:45 AM – 12:45 PM

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024/2025 school year. Please email info@thepacificacoop.org for more information.

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

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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.

2024-2025 Monthly Fees

Parent Participation


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5 Days



Students must be between 2.5 and 5.5 years old and must be potty trained. (For Summer Bug School, students must be between 3.5 and 5.5 years old.)

Summer “Bug” Camp Session:

Learn about bees, butterflies, and other insects.

June 17th – July 19th

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

For Summer “Bug” Camp, students must be between 3.5 and 5.5 years old.


Our teachers are dedicated and licensed child-care providers

Teacher Christina

Christina Jackson

Director / 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!

Connie Alvarez


Connie loves watching children learn and grow and to help guide them in that journey as they discover the world. Her love for working with children began when she was just 12 years old, when she realized how much she enjoyed babysitting her younger cousins. Years later, while obtaining her B.A. in Public Health at UC Irvine, she had the opportunity to volunteer at a preschool and decided to change course and follow her passion for teaching. She received her A.S. in Early Childhood Education from Skyline College and is pursuing her love of teaching as the newest member of the PCNS team.


Our school is housed on a large and versatile playground including a brand new 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 in 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.