About PHCC

Perry Hall Children’s Center is a co-op preschool located in Perry Hall, MD, close to the intersection of Belair Road and Chapel Road.  We are conveniently located within 5 miles of 695.



A cooperative preschool is maintained by the parents/guardians of the children enrolled.  Parents voluntarily take turns assisting teachers in the classroom, volunteering for one of the many necessary jobs (which may be in or out of the classroom) and sharing in the business operations of the school, such as fundraising.

The cooperative philosophy is based on parent involvement while providing developmentally appropriate programs.

At Perry Hall Children’s Center, parents can participate in their child’s classroom. attend parent education events, and assist in the running of the school by volunteering for one of many necessary jobs.


Our History

Perry Hall Children’s Center was founded by a group of parents who recognized the importance of parental involvement in the education of young children.  

Since 1968, we have served families who had a special desire to share in their child’s first school experience.  We believe the efforts, individual talents , and the direct involvement of the parents during the school day make for a unique educational endeavor.

Because we are a cooperative preschool, the administrative responsibilities of the school belong to the Board of Directors.



The mission of the Perry Hall Children’s Center is to provide a place where children may grow academically, spiritually, emotionally, creatively, physically, mentally and socially through organized activities as directed by the teachers.

The school offers developmentally appropriate programs in a nurturing, loving, safe and stimulating environment, in which parental involvement enriches the learning process.


Class Size

In order to promote individualized attention for each student, our class sizes are:

  • Limited to 16 students for the 3 year old classes
  • Limited to 18 students for the 4 year old classes
  • Each class is staffed by a lead teacher, teacher’s aide and up to two co-op parents per day

Three Year Old Classes meet for the morning session from 8:30-11:00 am on Monday & Wednesday or the afternoon session from 1:30 – 4:00 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Four Year Old Classes meet for the morning session from 8:30 – 12:30 am on Tuesday & Thursdays or the afternoon session from 12:00 – 4:00 pm on Monday & Wednesdays.

Latest News


Perry Hall Children’s Center conducts an open house for prospective new members each year. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic in-person tours will be conducted privately.  Tours will be …

Parent Meeting 2019-2020

The parent meeting is August 26 at 7 PM at the St. Michael Church Hall, connected to the school. This meeting is mandatory. It is imperative to have everyone there …