A Cooperative Preschool & Kindergarten Since 1936


Playschool is 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 morning classes take place outside, rain or shine, using our extensive wooded play-yard and natural materials as the basis for learning. Children have access to open air, semi-permanent structures for shelter as well as our building in case of weather emergencies.

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



Playschool Song Illustration Contest

I’m going to Charlestown Playschool, Gonna have a lot of fun,

Gonna roll in the grass, I’m gonna run in the sun!

Got a big old tire swinging from an old tree

And there’s lot of little people gonna be friends to me.

Do you like to draw? Then you are invited to submit an illustration for our Playschool Song Book Drawing Contest!

Illustrations by any age are welcome. Deadline for submissions is November 15th.

The song book will be ready for holiday gifting.

Read more here:


Charlestown Playhouse is a non-profit, parent-cooperative preschool 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. Founded in 1936, we are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a private academic preschool and kindergarten.


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