Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is it Located?

We are located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home & Lincoln’s Cottage, which is on Rock Creek Church Road.

How Much Does it Cost?

Fees are determined based on the number of children enrolled in the coop and current costs, which include rent, facilitator payment, and necessary supplies. Once the class rosters are finalized, parents will be informed of the total fees due for the semester. Historically these fees have been between $1600 and $2000 per year per child but are subject to change. We strive to keep the average cost per class under $20. Our fee structure is based on actual enrollment each semester, so a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your spot for each semester. This deposit will be applied toward the total semester fee.

What Classes Do You Offer?

We currently offer a Guppy Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two year olds from 9:00-12:00 am and a Goldfish Class for children ranging in age from two to three years old on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-12:00 pm. Your child does not need to be potty trained. We follow the DCPS calendar for vacations and holidays.

Do I Have to Spend Time in the Classroom?

Yes, you do. There is a duty parent that works to support the facilitator for each class. The duty parent shift must be done by a parent or primary legal guardian of the child. Nannies, babysitters, and other caregivers are not permitted to fulfill duty parent responsibilities. Duty parent shifts average between five to ten times per family per semester.

What Type of Organization is the Petworth Coop?

We are a community-based, volunteer-run cooperative. We prioritize Petworth families and strive to create a neighborhood-based community.

How Can I Apply?

Read about our coop on the website and fill out the application for the 2021-2022 school year. Contact us at petworthcoopdc@gmail.com with any questions.