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 kindness of our members and 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.



Fall Apple Sale

Each September, the Cottage Community comes together to sell hundreds of organic apples as part of our Fall Fundraiser. Cottage thanks those who help support our award-winning programs by offering tasty, locally grown, organic apples in return for each contribution.

To make it easier for you, we have a safe and easy way to make a donation to support our wonderful school.

Donate $20 during our annual Fall Apple Sale and receive delicious, locally grown, organic apples in a reusable bag.

OR if you live outside of the area, don't like apples, or just want to support our school with a straight donation - you can do so at any time of the year!

All straight monetary donations to Cottage are tax deductible. $14.20 of each bag purchased is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Annual Fund

What is it?

Join Us in Supporting Our School Cottage Co-op Nursery School celebrates its commitment to the wholechild / play-based approach to child development. Our programs nourish intellectual curiosity, promote selfconfidence and build social skills. To accomplish these community goals, Cottage relies upon your donations to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is vital to the school’s ability to operate within budget especially in these difficult financial times.

Each family is asked to contribute a minimum of $500 per year. Families with more than one child will be asked to give $300 per additional child.

What do we use it for?

It allows us to pay our amazing teaching staff more, along with alleviating some major work hours from parent responsibility, by the hiring of gardeners and a cleaning crew that comes in for at least two hours each school day.   (Yard parents used to have to clean the toilets)  

Suggested Levels of Support:

  •  Angel: $2,500 and above
  •  Benefactor: $1,000 to $2,499
  •  Patron: $500 to $999
  •  Sponsor: $250 to $499
  •  Friend: $25 to $249

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When you shop on®, Cottage Co-op Nursery School will earn 0.5% of your purchase. Click on the Amazon Smile button above or follow these three easy steps:

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Go to, making sure you are logged into your account.

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Search for "Cottage Nursery" and select us.

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Every time you shop on®, make sure you visit  0.5% of your entire purchase when started from this link will be credited to Cottage.

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We love reading!

When you purchases books from Scholastic Book Clubs, Cottage earns book points that we can use to buy books and other materials for use in the classroom.

Families will receive flyers a few times a year in the your folders. Plus you can order those books, and any books in their store, online.

To browse the Scholastic Book Club store, and to order online, just visit:

When prompted, use this class activation code: GXBN9.

This will connect you to the Cottage account.

Thanks and happy reading!


Donations of valuable services and items are welcome at Cottage! We do ask that, before you decide to make an in-kind contribution, you contact the Director to ensure that it is an appropriate or beneficial contribution to the school.

Additional opportunities

Throughout the school year, we have fundraising opportunities!



  • You and your family and friends can have a fun night out and Cottage receives a percentage of the check!
  • Dining Nights Out are announced as scheduled. Bon Appetit!


  • More to come later as the holidays get closer.


  • Support Cottage Co-op's Annual Fund and buy tickets to win a collection of awesome gift cards!


  • Huntington Libraries and Gardens, Chinese lessons, Dinosaur Farm, Regal Movie Theaters
  • If you want to buy your tickets online, please be sure to credit the Cottage Family you are supporting. During the Paypal check-out process, write the family's name to the "special instructions to the seller."