Welcome to Our School!

Welcome to Our School!

Meadville Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit, independent, play-based preschool. It was founded in 1961 and is administered by the parents of the enrolled children. MCP is licensed by the PA Department of Welfare and accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs since 1991. MCP is proud to be one of the only accredited preschools in Meadville, along with a STAR 4 rating given by Keystone STARS.

Class size is limited to 10-15 children (depending on the room) guided by a certified lead teacher and an experienced assistant teacher. Both teachers are trained to promote the best development of each child.

Children learn by doing.  Our program gives each child lots of time to explore, create and challenge themselves. We help children learn about themselves and their world to give them a strong basis for their educational career.

Learn more about our school setting, our preschool program, and check out our gallery!


“Preschool is a magical place. It is often children’s first introduction to a school setting. Help your child learn that school is a place to play, learn, explore and have fun.”
-Meredith Magee form Home Grown Friends


Dear Meadville Cooperative Teachers,

As of June 30th, I will be leaving my Service Coordinator position at IUS. After 25 years, I have seen many changes in the early childhood world. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the quality of your program. Throughout the years I have visited many childcare facilities, your program stands out among the best. Developmentally appropriate, creative and caring are a few of the words that come to mind. If I ran the world, I would utilize many of the characteristics within your program as a sample of how preschool programs should be implemented. Since that isn’t so, I will find solace in knowing that Meadville Cooperative Preschool provides an enriching environment for our young citizens to grow and enjoy. It’s on to a new chapter for me, one I am excited to start. Thank you for you service and comradery throughout the years. I always looked forward to spending time at MCP. 


Barb Newcamp


“We wanted to take a moment and send a personal thank you note for the care and learning you have provided Konnor this year.  He truly loved being there with all of you and we are blessed to be able to give him this start.  The thing that we felt about the way your organization is ran is that your staff truly cares about children and each other and you make a great team.  That is rare and something to be honored and valued.  We look forward to the same thing for our Kaelynn.”
– Frank and Jennifer Mascitti





The school will be closed all day today (12/15/16) due to weather.

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Open House: October 5, 2016

MCP Fall Open House
At your pre-school
Wednesday October 5th, 6pm-7:30pm

Let the children show you what is going on in their classroom, catch up with the teachers and share the co-operative spirits with other families and caregivers.

Light Refreshments!

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Open Enrollment - Now Accepting Applications

We are now in Open Enrollment! We are currently accepting applications – there are openings in all sessions starting as low as $105 per month! For more information, call us at (814) 724-5043.