A Cooperative Preschool & Kindergarten Since 1936


We are excited to announce that Playschool will be implementing Nature-Based Outdoor Learning this Fall. Outdoor learning will ensure the highest levels of safety in response to Covid-19, while enhancing our play-based, child-centered approach. All classes will take place outside in semi-permanent shelters, rain or shine, with an emphasis on using our extensive wooded play-yard and natural materials as the basis for learning.

Our Outdoor Learning Plans are featured in this NBC Philadelphia article and on this MSNBC segment.


Charlestown Playhouse, founded in 1936, is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a private academic preschool and kindergarten. We are a non-profit, parent-cooperative that emphasizes learning through child-centered play, the importance of supporting social and emotional development in young children, the beauty and value of nature and a strong sense of community.  At Charlestown Playhouse, we believe that it is through play and active involvement with real materials that children learn best about themselves and their world.


PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Charlestown Playhouse is NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS for our Fall Sale.  We will email and post an update on Fall Sale when we make a decision in August.  Thank you for understanding. 

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