About Us


Family Preschool was formed in 1970 by a group of parents seeking a nurturing and enriching preschool experience for their children. After 38 years in Chapel Hill, FPS moved to Durham in 2008. We are governed by a board of directors made up of current FPS parents. Currently there are approximately 45 families enrolled.

FPS is a parent-run cooperative, so parents work together to run the school and share in the classroom experience of their children. Co-op families’ contributions of time, talents, and cultures enrich the children’s experiences and add a valuable dimension to our program. Many parents find that FPS becomes as much a source of support and discovery for themselves as it is for their children.