Cottage Co-op Nursery School owes its success to its active community of teachers, parents, alumni, and children. It is their dedication and generosity that has made Cottage Co-op one of the premier nursery schools in Pasadena.

Compassion, energy, skill, and innovation are just some of the traits that make members of our community so wonderful. While the essence of our community, these traits alone are not sufficient to ensure the schools success. Tuition covers approximately 70% or our operating costs with the remaining 30% made up through the generosity of our community.

Each year, Cottage depends on the kindness of our members and the surrounding community to raise the money necessary to maintain our wonderful learning environment and parent education program.

Thank you for your support!

Our tax ID# is 95-2873094

What kind of Donation are you making?

Alumni Tuition Assistance Drive | Annual Fund  |  Apple Sales

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Upcoming Cottage Fund Raising Events:

Alumni Tuition Assistance Drive

Cottage Co-op is committed to providing an affordable preschool education for our families. To achieve this, we strive to offer tuition assistance to those families who may not otherwise be able to afford the preschool experience or who suffer a temporary financial emergency.

Our ability to offer tuition assistance is dependent upon the financial resources available in our scholarship fund.  This year we are reaching out to our Alumni to assist in this goal. Please consider a donation to this great cause.

Alumni Tuition Assistance



What is it?

We ask every Cottage Co-Op family to make a yearly, $500 donation to our Annual Fund. Our Annual Fund makes up an essential part of our operating budget. We separate this portion of our operating costs from our regular tuition to keep families’ costs as low as possible.

By making these additional contributions tax deductible, our families can reach out to the wider community for assistance. Families raise these funds in many different ways – contributions from family and friends, selling services or hand-made goods, or through Cottage-hosted classes and workshops.

General donations are extremely welcome! Donate on behalf of a specific family by choosing their name in the drop-down menu.

*Please consult a tax professional to determine whether any donation is tax deductible.

Annual Fund Donation

Fall Apple Sale

Each fall, the Cottage community comes together to raise money for our school with organic apples, a delicious celebration of the season, as a thank you to our donors! Donate $20 during the sale and, if desired, receive delicious, locally grown, organic apples in a cute, reusable bag. $14.20 per $20 apple bag is tax-deductible.

OR if you live outside of the area, don't like apples, or just want to support one of our current families in reaching their fundraising goals, choose the straight donation option. Make sure to choose the family you wish to support from the drop-down menu.


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Organizations wishing to support Cottage Co-Op through a tax-refundable donation to our general fund or focused on specific curriculum areas please contact our director, Jocelyn Robertson by phone at  (626) 799-0387 or email


The WHEEL OF FUN And Silent Auctions

·       Support Cottage Co-op's Annual Fund at our community events by taking a spin on our Wheel of Fun or bidding in our Silent Auctions!  Win gift cards, tickets to local museums, the LA Phil, LA Opera, wine tasting, play spaces, Cottage gear and more!

All Upcoming Fundraising Events