Arlington County's Cooperative Playgroups are designed to expose children ages 1 - 3 years to their first social group experience and are not preschools which have more structured programming.
Cooperative Playgroups are year-round and occur in 16-week sessions. Parents / guardians commit to supervising 25 - 33% of the sessions and may drop their children off on the days that they are not supervising.
Parents / guardians that supervise are required to complete additional paperwork, including background checks and a TB screening.
- Free play
- Playground / gym time
Cooperative Playgroups are offered at 3 convenient Arlington locations:
|3829 N. Stafford Street||5722 Lee Highway||3308 S. Stafford Street|
|Ages 1 – 3||Ages 1 – 3||Ages 1 and 2|
|9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.||9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.||9:30 – 11:30 a.m.|
|Mon/Wed, Tues/Thur or Fri only||Mon/Wed, Tues/Thur or Fri only||Mon/Wed, Tues/Thur or Fri only|
- Visit the registration website at registration.arlingtonva.us to register, check availability, or create an account
- Choose "preschool" from the column on the right and scroll to the bottom of the page
- You will need your WebTrac login information, program number, and credit card information
- Required forms
- A 2.5% fee is charged by our credit card processor. Customers using credit cards pay the convenience fee directly to the credit card processor. Arlington County does not receive any portion of the fee. Learn how to avoid the fee.
|Season||Returning Families Registration Date||All Families Registration Date
|Out-of-County Families Registration Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall 2019 Playgroup||July 16, 2019||July 23, 2019||August 2, 2019||Sept. 3, 2019||Dec. 20, 2019|
|Winter/ Spring 2020 Playgroup||Nov. 12, 2019||Nov. 19, 2019||Nov. 26, 2019||Jan. 6, 2020||May 1, 2020|
|Summer 2020 Playgroup||March 24, 2020||March 31, 2020||April 7, 2020||May 4, 2020||Aug. 21, 2020|
- Download the Fairlington Playgroup Handbook
- Download the Lee and Madison Playgroup Handbook
- Download the 2019-2020 Cooperative Playgroup Calendar
- Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ's Playgroup
- Email Us: email@example.com
- Call Us: 703-228-4747
- Brochure: EC Programs Brochure 2019
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