Welcome to AUCP!

Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool (AUCP) is a vibrant and welcoming child-centered, cooperative preschool with the mission of developing and encouraging social, intellectual, and physical development in the children entrusted to our care. We celebrate the individuality that is vital to your child’s development, and we recognize the critical role that both educators and primary caregivers play in that development.

AUCP operates five days per week from 9:30 to 12:30 only. Parents play a vital role in the operation of the preschool and in everyday classroom activities. Each class is led by a full-time professional teacher supported by parent co-opers (volunteers). Parents of AUCP children are required to help in the classroom on assigned days each month, the number of which depends on the class in which their child is enrolled. Parents also serve on committees and maintain our buildings and grounds. This participation both builds the spirit of community and collaboration that AUCP families love and also keeps our tuition costs low.

  • We are located at: 4444 Arlington Boulevard (Intersection of Route 50 and George Mason Drive)
  • We are a half-day program with classes meeting weekdays from 9:30am-12:30pm.
  • Our program serves children ages Infant through Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Explore our world-class playground.
  • Founded in 1969, AUCP has educated young children for over 40 years.
  • AUCP’s play-based curriculum promotes curiosity and builds self-confidence.
  • Our cooperative approach values significant parent involvement (co-oping in the classroom, committee assignments, building & grounds support, etc.) and fosters community.

We invite you to learn more about our preschool and we are happy to answer your questions or arrange a time for you to visit. Please contact AUCP membership co-chair Nathan Zee at npzee@yahoo.com.  For all other inquiries, please call the school office at 703.892.3878.

2014-15 OPEN HOUSE

Please join us for our annual AUCP Open House on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 (snow date Saturday, February 8th, 2014) from 10am to noon.  Tour classrooms, meet teachers and parents, explore our world-class playground, and see how AUCP’s play-based curriculum promotes curiosity and builds self-confidence.  Applications for the 2014-15 school year are due Friday, February 14, 2014 in order to be included in our Admissions lottery.

Visit Admissions to download a 2014-15 application or contact Nathan Zee at npzee@yahoo.com.