Founded in 1968, the Haddam Cooperative Nursery School (HCNS) is for children ages 3-5.

The purpose of the Haddam Cooperative Nursery School is to provide children with an environment of love, acceptance, freedom, and fun. We work to establish a creative atmosphere in which children are encouraged to grow in knowledge about themselves and about the world within which they live. We strive to foster a respect for self; we want to assist you in helping your child to develop a positive self-image.

Our primary goals are to help your child feel good about themselves and feel confident in their abilities and to create a social, child-centered environment that serves as a positive beginning for their time away from home. We seek to foster the intellectual growth of your child through exposure to basic preschool academic components consisting of numbers, letters, shapes, colors, and preparatory reading skills.

The Haddam Cooperative Nursery Association, Inc. shall be a non-profit interdenominational, interracial organization.