Woodland Park 3s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday 9:30 – 12:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 – 12:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 – 12:00 pm

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Now Enrolling - Summer 2018
Want to keep on with co-op this summer? Check out the Woodland Park Summer Co-op! Details and registration here.

Our 3s Class

The 3s program focuses on activities that foster creativity, sensory awareness, dramatic enactment of social roles, appreciation of books, small and large muscle skills and an awareness of the community.

Children in this class are 36 to 48 months. The child must be 36 months by August 31st of the current year to enter the class.

Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Parent meetings are one evening per month.

In addition to the Pre-3’s activities, 3s includes age-appropriate art projects and constructions with wood, wire and foam, cooking and field trips.

Our teacher is Tom Hobson.

Last updated: May 12th, 2018, 08:49 am

Victory Heights Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Thursday 11:00am – 1:00pm

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheightstoddlers@gmail.com

With so many toddler milestones, our program provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment for this growth and learning to occur. The daily schedule includes developmentally appropriate activities for art, sensory table, home center play, block area play, fine motor manipulative play and gross motor active play (indoors and outdoors). We also have fun during our circle time with songs, puppets, flannel board stories, musical instruments, and dancing. Parent education discussion time is incorporated into the daily schedule, providing parents a time to discuss parenting concerns and issues.

Toddlers Co-op Details:

  • For children age 1 by August 31st
  • Meets: Thursdays 11:00am to 1:00pm

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheightstoddlers@gmail.com

Toddler Class Schedule

11:00-11:30 Outdoor/Indoor Large Motor Play
11:30-11:50 Wash hands/Snack/Announcements
11:55- 12:35 Parent Ed/Free Play
12:35-12:40 Clean Up/Transition
12:40-12:55 Circle Time: Songs, Puppets, Dancing
12:55-1:00 Stamps and Goodbyes

Kerri Brown-Wooster Toddlers Teacher

Our teacher, Kerri Brown-Wooster hails from Stourbridge in England. She graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from University of Wolverhampton. There, she led a program using drama therapy and British sign language in the education of children with various disabilities. Since then, Kerri’s primary focus has been early childhood education with an emphasis on drama and creative play. In Seattle, she was a children’s teacher at the Parent Child Center at Seattle Central College from 2013 to 2016. Kerri’s bubbly personality captures the imagination of parents and children alike and her calm and even presence keeps their interest. She adores music and art and uses puppets and other playful tools during circle time. Her belief in the importance for early childhood development guides her work as she creates opportunities for focused play in a safe, engaging and creative environment.

Last updated: August 1st, 2018, 08:49 pm

Victory Heights Pre-3s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00am
Thursday 9:00 – 11:00am

Status: Full
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheightspre3s@gmail.com

Our program is play-based and child directed. We believe that children learn and grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically when they play in an environment that is both stimulating and nurturing.  We provide the children with open-ended activities in the art area, block area, dramatic play area, table toy area, sensory table area, and discovery/science area. Children also participate in a music circle, outdoor play and snack time. There are parents working in all the play areas so that they can provide support and guidance when needed.

Pre-3s Co-op Details:

  • For children age 2 by August 31st
  • Meets: Tuesday/Thursday 9:15am to 11:15am

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheightspre3s@gmail.com

Pre-3s Class Schedule

9:00 Arrivals & Free Choice
9:45 Clean Up
9:50 Circle Time: Instruments & Story Time
10:05 Snack
10:25 Outdoor/Big Movement Play
10:45 Transition
10:50-11:00 Final Circle Time: Songs & Imagination Adventures/Puppets

Kerri Brown-Wooster Pre-3s Teacher

Our teacher, Kerri Brown-Wooster hails from Stourbridge in England. She graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from University of Wolverhampton. There, she led a program using drama therapy and British sign language in the education of children with various disabilities. Since then, Kerri’s primary focus has been early childhood education with an emphasis on drama and creative play. In Seattle, she was a children’s teacher at the Parent Child Center at Seattle Central College from 2013 to 2016. Kerri’s bubbly personality captures the imagination of parents and children alike and her calm and even presence keeps their interest. She adores music and art and uses puppets and other playful tools during circle time. Her belief in the importance for early childhood development guides her work as she creates opportunities for focused play in a safe, engaging and creative environment.

Last updated: August 1st, 2018, 08:49 pm

Northeast Seattle Tuesday Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30am

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

For details on the costs, schedule, and openings please contact our Registrar, Cynthia Hagan.

Application Form

For tours and questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, NESTtuesdaytoddler@gmail.com.

The toddler years are filled with many exciting milestones, as toddlers learn to walk, to talk, and to actively explore and interpret the world around them. Our program provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment. Toddlers must be 12-23 months by August 31 of the year they attend the preschool. Parents must attend monthly parent meetings (scheduled in the evenings), which focus on parenting and child development issues as well as co-op business. Also, as the co-op is run by parents, parents are expected to hold a co-op job. Tuition is $55/month.

We meet on Tuesday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:30.

Our Schedule

The daily schedule includes outdoor large motor play, circle time, snack, free play / parent education, and closing circle. Our classroom has areas for art activities, a sensory table, home center play, block area play, fine motor manipulative play, and gross motor active play (both indoors and outdoors). At circle time we sing songs, play with puppets and the flannel board, bring out musical instruments, and dance. After circle, we break into two groups: half of the parents meet with the parent educator to discuss parenting issues and concerns, while the other half works at various “stations” with the children.

Our Teacher

Our preschool teacher, Monica Harris, has been teaching for 20 years with a total of over 7 years working with children. After graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, she went on to complete a Master’s in Vocal Pedagogy. She taught at The Merit Music Program in Chicago for two years and, after moving to Seattle, worked with children’s theatres as Music Director and has her own children in cooperative preschool. She designs the curriculum and helps manage the classroom activities. She is very tuned-in with each and every student and allows for class flexibility based on each student’s interests and energies.

Location & Parking

The class is on the Northeast corner of the North Seattle College campus, in Room 1405/1407 of the Instructional Building. The street address is 9600 College Way N. Directions are available at the NSC Website and transportation options are outlined.

There is street parking available, but it gets pretty tight. A parking person coordinates parking permits for everyone.

Last updated: August 1st, 2018, 07:56 pm

Northeast Seattle Thursday Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Thursday 9:30 – 11:30am

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

For details on the costs, schedule, and openings please contact our Registrar, Cynthia Hagan.

Application Form

For tours and questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, NSC.Thursday.Toddlers@gmail.com.

About Our Program

North Seattle Toddler Co-op is a school which offers parents and children a great step into the world of cooperative education. The program is a play-based approach to help develop toddler skills through song, art, sensory, imaginative play, fine motor and gross motor development. Parents build skills through education sessions and serving as assistant teachers in the classroom. Our classroom is a large space that accommodates various activity stations, snack area, clean/organized toys that are age-appropriate, and a covered outdoor play space (for those rainy days).

About Our Teacher

Teacher Kari is an experienced Toddler and Pre-3s Teacher in our coop system. She has three children who all went through coop all starting on campus! Kari is a certified teacher with 15 years of experience. She teaches On Campus Toddlers and two classes at Wedgwood Coop. Previously she has been a staff developer and Kindergarten teacher at the Evergreen School as well as multi-age teacher. Kari is passionate about music and literacy. She loves to play her guitar and sing with children. She is a strong advocate for outdoor education.

Our Schedule

  • 9:30 – 10:00 Large motor free-play outdoors (Classroom has a covered outdoor space.)
  • 10:00 – 10:10 Wash hands, remove coats and shoes, and get ready for class
  • 10:10 – 10:20 Circle Time (songs and movement)
  • 10:20 – 10:35 Snack
  • 10:35 – 11:15 Sensory indoor play & Parent Education Session *Half the parents serve as assistant teachers and half a end parent education session
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Closing Circle Time

Other Details

  • Your child must be 1 year old by August 31, 2016, and no older than 2 years old.
  • This is not a drop-off program. Every parent/guardian must be present at class.
  • Siblings are not allowed in class.
  • Every parent has a job in the co-op. Sample jobs include: Class Photographer, Teacher Helper, or Board Member.
  • Required once-a-month evening Parent Education Meeting.
  • Small group Parent Education sessions are a required part of the class.
  • Parents take part in classroom clean-up and snack.
  • Get to know a great community of parents and have fun!

Program Fees

Non-refundable registration fee $35 (due when spot is offered) Coop Class Tuition is $55/month. Scholarships are available. North Seattle College Tuition: $53.25/quarter. (Total: $218.25/quarter)

Optional parking permit ~$22 quarterly
*Program fees are subject to change depending on enrollment size and college tuition changes.

Location

Northeast Toddler Coop Preschool meets in a preschool designated classroom with developmentally appropriate toys, games, and learning tools, on the campus of the North Seattle College.

The classroom is nut-free.

TAKE A TOUR & RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Open Registration is now! Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

Last updated: June 24th, 2018, 07:15 am

Northeast Seattle Saturday Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Saturday 9:30-11:30am

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

For details on the costs, schedule, and openings please contact our Registrar, Cynthia Hagan.

Application Form

For tours and questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, nscsatpc@gmail.com.

The toddler years are filled with many exciting milestones, as toddlers learn to walk, to talk, and to actively explore and interpret the world around them. Our program provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment. Toddlers must be 12-36 months by August 31 of the year they attend the preschool. Parents must attend parent meetings twice a quarter (scheduled in the evenings), which focus on parenting and child development issues as well as co-op business. Also, as the co-op is run by parents, parents are expected to hold a committee position. Families may attend a day and evening or Saturday class if they wish. Tuition is $55/month. We meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30am in Instruction Building room 1405.

Our Schedule

The daily schedule includes outdoor large motor play, circle time, snack, free play / parent education, and closing circle. Our classroom has areas for art activities, a sensory table, home center play, block area play, fine motor manipulative play, and gross motor active play (both indoors and outdoors). At circle time we sing songs, play with puppets, the flannel board, musical instruments, and dance. After circle, we break into two groups: half of the parents meet with the parent educator to discuss parenting issues and concerns, while the other half works at various “stations” with the children.

Our Teacher

Our preschool teacher, Monica Harris, has been teaching for 20 years with a total of over 7 years working with children. After graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, she went on to complete a Master’s in Vocal Pedagogy. She taught at The Merit Music Program in Chicago for two years and, after moving to Seattle, worked with children’s theatres as Music Director and has her own children in cooperative preschool. She designs the curriculum and helps manage the classroom activities. She is very tuned-in with each and every student and allows for class flexibility based on each student’s interests and energies.

Location and Parking

The class is on the Northeast corner of the North Seattle College campus, in Room 1405/1407 of the Instructional Building. The address is 9600 College Way N. Directions are available at the NSC Maps & Directions page.

Last updated: August 1st, 2018, 07:56 pm

Northeast Seattle Friday Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Friday 9:30-11:30am

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

For details on the costs, schedule, and openings please contact our Registrar, Cynthia Hagan.

Application Form

For tours and questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, northeasttoddlers@gmail.com.

The toddler year of life is filled with many exciting milestones — learning to walk, learning to talk, learning that other adults and children are also in this world! Our program provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment for this growth and learning to occur. Northeast Toddler has a great open indoor space, which houses a treasure trove of toys and books. There is also an outside covered play area and a fenced in playground with permanent play structures.

Children must be at least 12 months and no older than 23 months by August 31 of the year they attend the preschool.

Northeast Toddler meets on Fridays from 9:30-11:30 on the NSC campus.

Our Teacher

Our preschool teacher, Monica Harris, has been teaching for 20 years. After graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, she went on to complete a Master’s in Vocal Pedagogy. She taught at The Merit Music Program in Chicago for two years and, after moving to Seattle, worked with children’s theatres as Music Director. Her two children both experienced cooperative preschool. Monica designs the curriculum and helps manage the classroom activities. She is very tuned-in with each and every student and allows for class flexibility based on each student’s interests and energies.

Routine

The rough breakdown of the two hours is below:

  1. Gross motor play (sandboxes and slides and roller toys outside in the covered play area)
  2. Cleanup and put toys away
  3. Circle time—songs, finger plays, and welcoming each child (with props like scarves, rattles, bells, etc)
  4. Snack time + parent cleanup
  5. Specific activity/small motor skills—The room has areas for a variety of activities (sensory table, art projects, housekeeping, books, along with a variety of large and small toys.) The children are free to engage in whatever activity they are interested in. NOTE: This is the time when half of the parents will participate in parent ed. discussion groups.
  6. Closing circle time—songs (puppets, stuffed animals) and goodbyes

Parent Involvement

Cooperative preschool is about involvement. Parents play an integral role during each preschool session and work together to create a safe dynamic environment for the children to explore. Parents’ work at a station during free play and every other week attend parent education sessions (in the classroom). Basic parent duties include periodically providing snack, helping with cleanup, and holding a board or committee position for the year. Once a month, parents attend a mandatory evening parent education meeting that is facilitated by a trained Parent Educator. These meetings provide an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss a variety of topics relevant to your child’s development. Through working at school and attending the meetings, parents get to know others in their community and learn valuable tools to enhance the growth of their children.

FEES (for 2015-2016)

The fee structure is outlined below: You pay monthly tuition for your child to attend co-op and you also pay a quarterly tuition (three times per year) to North Seattle College for your parent education portion.

  • NSC registration/tuition for one parent is currently $53.25 per quarter.
  • Monthly child’s tuition to the co-op is $55 per month (2017-18).
  • There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35.

Location & Parking

The class is on the Northeast corner of the North Seattle College campus, in Room 1405/1407 of the Instructional Building. The street address is 9600 College Way N. Directions are available at the NSC Website and transportation options are outlined.

Last updated: June 24th, 2018, 07:15 am

Meadowbrook Pre-3s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday 9:30 – 11:30 am
Friday 9:30 – 11:30 am

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

Registrar

Our School Day

Our day includes a free play time when children are able to move about freely choosing from a wide variety of experiences, a circle time with songs, finger-plays and stories, a snack time, an outdoor play time and a quick goodbye circle. Exploration and discovery and mastery of new materials are exciting for two’s and our class room offers lots of opportunities to do this.

The free play time is an opportunity to explore:

  1. An art area with many art materials and activities.
  2. An imaginative play area with play kitchen set-up and play-dough and dress-up outfits.
  3. A sensory table with regularly changing materials to explore.
  4. Block play area with large selection of blocks and materials to extend play.
  5. Skills area with small manipulative toys to explore and master.
  6. A library loft for quiet reading time.

Large-motor activity time includes getting outside as often as possible and letting the children run, climb the hillside and play along the paths, play ball or ride trikes on the flat paved area, or dig in the huge sandbox. We are enjoying our new play area and love how the children have used it imaginatively and creatively.

During the day, children have the opportunity to take initiative through choice, practice co-operation and learn social skills in large and small groups, and persevere through tasks in a supportive environment. It is a very supportive environment for beginning separation from your child and helping children learn independence skills and an opportunity for children to learn to love the idea of “school”.

Our Teacher – Karen Murphy

Teacher Karen was a coop parent for 5 years with her own two children and she is excited to be part of the NSC coop teaching family. She has a BS in Kinesiology and past experience teaching preschool and working in an after school program for elementary students. Teacher Karen creates the environment for the children and engages them in rich language to enhance their learning.  She uses routine to create predictability which allows the children to thrive.

Teacher Karen believes that preschool is a place for children of all backgrounds to come together and that play is how they learn best.  In her classroom, children have many opportunities for creative and imaginative play.

In Pre-3s, the children are natural scientists – Teacher Karen’s top priority is creating engaging, multi-sensory experiences for them to explore. She loves observing the 2 year old child playing and exploring in the coop classroom, doing the work of play. She also knows A LOT of songs.  Helping children learn their emotions, find their independence and foster their interests through a wide variety of experiences is the backbone of our Pre-3s program.

Karen lives with her husband, 2 daughters, and a cat in the Maple Leaf neighborhood and enjoys cooking, exploring new places, and searching for the best Mexican food in Seattle.

Eligibility

To enroll in the Pre-3s class, children should be at least age 2 by the time their preschool begins in September.

Last updated: September 19th, 2018, 05:53 am

Meadowbrook 3-5s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday 12:30 – 3:00pm
Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00pm
Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00pm
Thursday 9:00 – 12:00pm

PreK also meets:
Tuesday 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Status: Full
Waiting List: Short
Contact Info:

Registrar

Our School Day

Our school day emphasizes creative and imaginative play and includes a free-play time with children choosing activities in the art area, the manipulative toys and puzzle area, the blocks area, the home center, the sensory area, and the art area. Pre-reading and pre-math skills are introduced in the play, and we often work with the children during activities to scribe descriptions of their art and their own stories. We have a snack time focused on social interaction; opening and closing circle times with songs, activities and stories and a large muscle time. For large motor play, our school site offers a choice of an indoor space as well as an outdoor space. We have a large sandbox; a hill with stumps, plants and bark; a climbing toy; a ground level slide and a flat pavement area. We love to get the children outside to run, climb, play ball or dig in the sandbox.

We encourage social skills development and provide a safe and secure environment for children to develop friendships, explore expression of their feelings and practice problem solving skills. During the day children have the opportunity to take initiative through choice and practice co-operation in large and small groups.

PreK meets an additional three afternoons each week.

Our Teacher – Karen Murphy

Teacher Karen was a coop parent for 5 years with her own two children and she is excited to be part of the NSC coop teaching family. She has a BS in Kinesiology and past experience teaching preschool and working in an after school program for elementary students. She loves the joy she finds in observing preschoolers play and explore in the coop classroom. Teacher Karen creates the environment for the children and engages them in rich language to enhance their learning.  She uses routine to create predictability which allows the children to thrive.

Teacher Karen believes that preschool is a place for children of all backgrounds to come together and that play is how they learn best.  In her classroom, children have many opportunities for creative and imaginative play.

In 3-5s, Karen’s goal for the kids is to learn who they are, how to be a part of their community (whatever that is for them), how to advocate for themselves, and working through conflict and dealing with disappointment.  But mostly she wants the kids and parents to have fun learning!

Karen lives with her husband, 2 daughters, and a cat in the Maple Leaf neighborhood and enjoys cooking, exploring new places, and searching for the best Mexican food in Seattle.

Eligibility

To enroll in a three-to-fives class children should be age 3 by the 1st September of the new school year. PreK meets an additional three afternoons a week.

Last updated: September 19th, 2018, 05:53 am

Loyal Heights 3-5s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday – Friday
9:00 am – 11:30 am
11:30 am – 1:30 pm (Pre-K)

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:
Parent Coordinator loyalheightsam@gmail.com
Contact page for registration: Contact Form

For each day of class, Teacher Lauren prepares the curriculum, sets up the classroom, and supervises the assisting parents. The classroom is organized into distinct areas for: snack, art projects, dramatics, library, fine motor skills, blocks, and circle time. For exercise and gross motor skills, the preschool utilizes the Loyal Heights Community Center playground and the church’s indoor gym. Each class has a parent educator from North Seattle College who participates in the classroom on a weekly basis and teaches at the monthly parent meeting.

Daily Schedule

All children attend the morning session, 9:00am – 11:30am.

4-5 year olds eat lunch together and attend an additional Pre-K session until 1:30pm.

We allow Babes in Arms.

 

Learn more about Loyal Heights’ unique and engaging co-op program here – loyalheightspreschool.com

Published: April 19th, 2018, 04:24 pm

Latona Pre-3s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30am
Thursday 9:30 – 11:30am

Status: Full
Waiting List: Short
Contact Info:

For details on the costs, schedule, and openings please contact our Registrar, Cynthia Hagan.

Application Form

For tours and questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, latonapre3s@gmail.com.

Our Schedule:

Our Pre-3 class meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday. Parents participate in the classroom as teacher’s aides on one day each week, and drop their child off on the other day. Our schedule for each class is as follows:

  • 9:30-10:15 Free Choice
  • 10:15-10:25 Clean Up (with music)
  • 10:25-10:40 Circle Time
  • 10:40-10:55 Snack/Small Groups
  • 10:55-11:20 Outdoor/Gross Motor Play
  • 11:20-11:30 Closing Circle/Farewell

Teacher Jeanne McGrady’s Biography and Teaching Philosophy

Teacher Jeanne McGrady has been involved in co op since 2006, both as a parent with her two kids and as a teacher. She believes in a play based curriculum, loves child led play and is passionate about community building – cooperative preschool could not be a more perfect fit! Jeanne provides a safe and caring environment for the children while keeping things fabulously fun through art, stories, songs, imaginative play, field trips, outside play and circle time.

Her classes consist of lots of free play for kids to explore and learn as well as fun circle times including lots of songs, games, movement and music. Her goal for the kids is to learn who they are, how to be a part of their community (whatever that is for them) and to begin to learning problem solving and conflict resolution skills. But mostly she wants the kids and parents to have fun learning and to create community for their kids to grow up in.

Jeanne comes back to Latona after a year off to take care of her family. She served as lead teacher for the Latona 3-5s for two years. Her time before that was spent at the Ingraham Pre3s Co Op teaching their Pre3s. She is currently teaching one day a week at the Phinney Co Op as the lead teacher for the parent infant and multi age classes. Her co op experience started with the Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co Op (PNPC) with her two children, now 8 and 10. When her youngest child was in her last year in co op, she realized that she wasn’t ready to leave, so she started her Early Childhood Development studies in 2011 with the goal of becoming a preschool co op teacher.

She has been a Dragon Room Summer Programs teacher at the PNPC where she taught her Kids in the Kitchen summer camp to 4-6 year olds several summers. This camp started in 2009 and is a favorite among all the camps offered at the Dragon Room. Lastly, she has hosts a small playgroup of 10 kids between the ages of 1-5 since 2010 with the PNPC.​

Parent Involvement:

Cooperative preschool is about involvement. Not only do the parents play important roles as assistant teachers one day per week, they also run the school through Board and Committee positions. Parents attend a parent education meeting once a month that is facilitated by a trained Parent Educator. These meetings provide an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss a variety of topics relevant to your child’s development. Through working at school and attending the meetings, parents get to know others in their community and form lasting friendships. We hope you consider joining our school!

Last updated: September 15th, 2018, 08:18 am

Latona 3-5s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday 9:00 – 11:45am
Wednesday 9:00 – 11:45am
Friday 9:00 – 11:45am

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

For details on the costs, schedule, and openings please contact our Registrar, Cynthia Hagan.

Application Form

For tours and questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, latona3to5pc@gmail.com.

Now Enrolling - Summer 2018
We are running one multi-age class at Latona this summer! Please complete the form for each child enrolling in the class.

Children learn and grow as they play: exploring the world around them and finding their place in it. At the Latona Co-operative Pre School we foster a child’s natural curiosity in a spacious, sunlit, play based classroom setting. We are located on the North Seattle College campus in the Northgate neighborhood. The Latona Co-operative Preschool helps facilitate a community of children who are free to WONDER, DISCOVER and EXPERIENCE. Our classroom, with its many windows and high ceilings, gives our kids room to spread their wings and expand their minds. At Latona we cultivate a classroom that honors diversity by providing a warm, inclusive, environment in which children can grow physically, emotionally and creatively. Our play based curriculum allows the innate playful nature of children to be the guide in the process of learning.

A lack of seriousness has led to all sorts of wonderful insights. — Kurt Vonnegut

Teacher Cynthia Mastin’s Biography and Teaching Philosophy

In 2014 we were lucky to hire Cynthia Mastin to teach our 3-5s class. Teacher Cynthia has had the pleasure of being a Latona Co-Op parent and has seen firsthand what cooperative preschool (and Latona in particular) can do to benefit both child and parent. She has worked with children in many capacities since 2004; as a Nanny, in the Latona Co-op and in the Seattle School system as a Kindergarten Teachers Assistant. Cynthia cultivates a classroom that honors diversity by providing a warm, inclusive, environment in which children can grow physically, emotionally and creatively. Her play-based curriculum allows the innate playful nature of children to be a guide in the process of learning. She emphasizes open-ended play where children are allowed to express themselves freely and creatively, not bound by preset limitations. Cynthia has infused Latona with her joyful and playful nature – and the children blossom under her guidance.

Classroom setting is a rich environment that provides many areas for children to learn through free-choice play including Art, Blocks, Sensory, Dramatic Play, Large Motor, and the Library.Highlights :

    • Time is devoted in each class period for music, singing, movement, and stories.
    • We have TWO outdoor play areas

Class Schedule

  • Our main outdoor play area is located in a grassy field perfect for running and obstacle courses. It has a large sandbox, a music pergola, a sound garden, and a climbing structure with room for all.
  • Our covered play area is perfect for rainy days. It has a sandbox, smaller climbing structures, riding toys, and room to run.
    • 3-5 year program: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:00am-11:45am
Discovery 9:00-10:20
Clean up 10:20-10:30
Circle Time 10:30-10:50
Small Group 10:50-11:05
Outside Large Motor 11:05-11:35
Closing Circle 11:35-11:45

Eligibility

To enroll in a three-to-fives class children should be age 3 by the 1st September of the new school year.

Last updated: May 17th, 2018, 08:40 pm

Broadview Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Thursday 9:15-11:15am

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

The Toddlers Class is for children who will be at least one year of age by August 31st. One of the biggest strengths of the Toddler Class is the wealth of parent education. Parent Education is held each week in the office of the classroom with the parents participating every other week to discuss parenting topics. Toddler parents are also able to truly foster a community with all parents meeting together every week. While Parent Ed takes place with half the parents, the other half of the parent group works with the children and teacher in the classroom.

Parents are expected to remain in class with the child for the entire class time and to attend a monthly parent meeting. All parents will be responsible for holding a board position or participating in a committee and participating in fundraising activities.

Toddlers and their parents meet on Thursday mornings from late September through late May. A typical class day’s schedule follows:

  • 9:15 – 9:45 Motor play
  • 9:45 – 10:00 Circle time (group activity)
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Snack
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Free Play/ Parent Education
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Circle time

Last updated: February 1st, 2018, 01:30 pm

Broadview Pre-3s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30am
Friday 9:30 – 11:30am

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

The Pre-3s Class is for children who will be at least two years of age by August 31st. Class takes place twice per week, with one drop-off day. This allows children to begin to develop autonomy, but still allows parents to be an important part of their children’s educational experience. Parents are expected to stay and work in the classroom one day per week and attend monthly parent meetings. All parents will also be responsible for holding a board position or participating in a committee and participating in fundraising activities. Parents will bring in an age-appropriate snack for the entire class on a rotating schedule.

Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday mornings from late September through May.

A typical class day’s schedule follows:

  • 9:30 – 10:00 Free play outside (weather permitting)
  • 10:00 -10:15 Circle time
  • 10:15 – 11:15 Choice time (Snack, motor, sensory, art, discovery, toys or reading)
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Circle time

Last updated: February 1st, 2018, 04:29 pm

Broadview 3-5s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Thursday 12:00 – 2:30pm

Pre-K also meets Tuesday 12:00 – 2:30pm

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

The 3-5s Class is for children who will be at least three years of age by August 31st. Class takes place three times a week, with two drop-off days. This allows children to continue to develop autonomy and begin to prepare for kindergarten. Parents are able to maintain an active role in their children’s education by working once a week in the classroom. Parents are expected to stay and work in the classroom one day per week and attend monthly parent meetings. All parents will also be responsible for holding a board position or participating in a committee and participate in fundraising activities. Parents will also bring in an age-appropriate snack for the entire class on a rotating schedule.

Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons from late September through May. A typical class schedule follows:

Monday and Wednesday

  • 9:30-10:30 Free Choice
  • 10:30-10:40 Opening Circle
  • 10:40-11:05 Snack and Small Group
  • 11:05-11:35 Outside Play
  • 11:35-12:00 Closing Circle

Thursday

  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-12:40 Opening Circle
  • 12:40-1:40 Free Choice
  • 1:40-2:10 Outside Play
  • 2:10-2:30 Closing Circle

Broadview Co-op’s Pre-K Program

A fourth day is available for children who will be at least four years of age by August 31st. Pre-K begins in late fall and runs through May. Pre-K students work on kindergarten readiness, including early math, literacy, and social skills. Class typically takes place on Tuesday afternoons. Parents will need to rotate in to help in the classroom, typically on a monthly basis.

Tuesday Pre-K Program

  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-12:40 Opening Circle
  • 12:40-1:40 Free Choice (focus on kindergarten readiness)
  • 1:40-2:10 Outside Play
  • 2:10-2:30 Closing Circle

Last updated: September 2nd, 2018, 08:53 am