South Philadelphia Cooperative Playschool

  • PA


1025 Mifflin St.

United States

About Us

The South Philly Co-op Playschool is a secular cooperatively run playschool co-founded in July 2015 by a group of South Philly families seeking a collaborative community with whom to create enriching learning experiences for their preschool-aged children. SPCP is organized as a co-operative, and ascribes to the values and principles of cooperatives as outlined by the International Co-operative Alliance: (

Educational Philosophy
South Philly Co-op Playschool is child-centered, with a focus on play and personal discovery. The program aims to provide children with play-based experiences that promote language, creativity, independence, social/emotional development, cognitive understanding, and fine and gross motor skills. Within this nurturing environment, children are able to observe and participate in simple life activities including helping, sharing, reading, story-telling, preparing food, cleaning up, and practicing conflict resolution. South Philly Co-op Playschool values:
  • Each child’s individuality
  • Learning through creative play
  • Daily opportunities for play, art, movement, music and reading
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Parent involvement in child learning