About Our School

Parents' Community Preschool (PCP) was organized in 1978 by parents who wanted their children to have an absorbing and stimulating preschool experience that would encourage creative self-expression, provide opportunities to learn about and explore their community and environment, and imaginatively support the development of pre-math and language skills through experiential play. PCP is the only parent cooperative preschool for children in Wilmington. 


Two full-time teachers, supported by a parent volunteer, oversee a class of up to 16 children. The school is open from 9:00am- 1:00pm Monday through Friday. Two-, three- and five-day schedules are available. Art and learning camps may be offered during the summer months for PCP students and friends. 

The Role of Parents at PCP

​Parents play a central role in the life of the school. In addition to working in the classroom, parents participate in all aspects of the school including serving on the Board of Directors, curriculum development, fundraising and maintenance. Opportunities exist for parents to use their skills and talents to become involved in their child's education. 


PCP Parents: 

  • Aide in the classroom
  • Organize field trips
  • Serve on a committee (fundraising, building, hospitality, etc.)
  • Participate on the Board of Directors