We’re friends first, founders second.
This is the question from which Cocoon grew. During their years living in Singapore, Karl and Megan noticed a trend: new parents were socially and systematically supported as they crossed the threshold into family life. Whole hospitals were dedicated to postpartum care and friends visited in droves, bringing food (and distraction!). Family meant community. Meanwhile, most new parents in the States are totally alone from day one.
Back in the U.S., Megan and Karl met Jenny and Tony—while their kids were going to the same preschool—and got talking. As we got to know each other, we learned we faced very similar challenges: a lack of community, peer-to-peer connection, and new baby support. And in New York City? Space was hard to find.
When the pandemic hit halfway through building our space in Tribeca, we knew we had to get back to the drawing board. With school out, parents were hurting for help. So we took all necessary steps to ensure we could still open on time and take the pressure off—while putting control back in the hands of our families.
For the whole you.
When we had kids, we felt like we had to put our interests on the back burner to do a ‘good job’ raising them. Especially in New York, it was hard to find kid-friendly places where we could nurture ourselves, too—where we could learn a new language, have a playdate, or get some work done.
From our nursery to private nests, think of us as your 18,000 sq. ft. living room.Explore the space
Where else can your kid become a Spanish-speaking, parkour-loving, play pal?Browse courses
Our childminders and doulas are here when you need them most.See reservations
From mindfulness to a rock jam in our music studio, we’ve got a calendar stacked with activities.See what's happening
For when it's time to call for backup. We checked their refs so you don’t have to.Meet the team
“I love all things children- and family-focused! There’s a special place in my heart for supporting first time parents, and I am SO excited to teach, learn, and grow with the Cocoon community!”
Before and After Baby Coordinator, Doula, Educator