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A Cooperative Preschool

Building Strong Foundations for our Children Since 1938

Welcome to Our Preschool!

Ann Arbor Nursery is a cooperative preschool located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor.  We are the longest-running cooperative preschool in Michigan- since 1938!

  • We offer morning sessions for 3-5 year olds.  Our class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

  • We are strong believers in a play-based philosophy, where children can develop social, emotional, and intellectual skills through cooperative and creative play.

  • We are a nurturing community in which parents share the responsibility for the education of their children.

  • We are committed to high-quality education at a low cost.

News and Upcoming Events

School update


To ensure the safety and health of all, due to COVID-19, AANI is closed for in person learning for the rest of the school year.  At this time, we are running a limited virtual learning program for students. Enrollment for this program is closed for the 2020-2021 school year. 

We are currently planning to re-open in the fall for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you are interested in learning more or taking a tour, please contact our membership chair at You can also see a virtual tour of the classrooms here

Please join our upcoming virtual open house on Saturday, April 17th at 10am to learn more. Email for access to the virtual meeting link. 

How is a cooperative school different than traditional preschool?  

 Parents and teachers work together to make the magic happen. 

Find out how it works!

Being a play-based preschool is a core part of AANI's philosophy.  


Find out why!

Choosing the right preschool for your child can be a daunting task!

With a large variety of preschools in Ann Arbor,  you may be wondering what makes a cooperative preschool unique.

We're located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, with onsite parking.

We have two large, open classrooms and an outdoor play space.