The Cooperative Playgroup Summer registration has been postponed until further notice. The original registration dates were; March 24th Current Families, March 31st New Resident Families and April 7th Non- Resident Families.
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||Current Families||All Families
|Out-of-County Families||Start Date||End Date|
|Winter 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|
|Fall 2020 Playgroup||July 14, 2020||July 21, 2020||July 28, 2020||Sept. 8, 2020||Dec. 18, 2020|
Arlington County provides many alternatives to make payments affordable to every household, including fee reductions (contact registration office for more information). Payment due at time of registration.
|Days||County Tuition||Out of County Tuition|
|Mon. & Wed.||$190.00||$223.50|
|Tues. & Thur.||$190.00||$223.50|
- The program fees are not based on attendance.
- All cancellations must be made in writing to the registration office two weeks prior to the last day and are subject to a $20 administrative fee per session.
- Cancellations can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org or to 3700 South Four Mile Run, Arlington, VA 22206. The cost per day will be divided based on the number of days of service.
- Please note that all cancellations are processed by registration staff only, not through program staff.
- Download the Fairlington Playgroup Handbook
- Download the Lee-Madison Cooperative 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 2020
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