Woodland Park 3s
Schedule:

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

Age Groups:
Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

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: November 6th, 2017, 09:14 pm

Victory Heights Toddlers
Schedule:

Thursday 11:00am – 1:00pm

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Short

For children age 1 by August 31st

Meets: Thursdays 11:00am to 1:00pm

11:00 – 11:30 Outdoor/Indoor Large Motor Play
11:30 – 11:50 Lunch/Announcements
11:55 – 12:35 Parent Ed/Area Play
12:35 – 12:40 Clean Up and Transition
12:40 – 12:55 Final Circle
12:55 – 1:00 Stamps and Goodbye

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.

Our Teacher – Monica Harris

Monica Harris has been teaching for over 20 years, ten of which have been with children. Graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Monica received a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy. With experience ranging from Music Director to Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool parent, Monica emphasizes child-directed play with vocal descriptive language. Children gravitate to the energy Monica brings to the classroom.

Last updated: November 5th, 2017, 08:44 pm

Victory Heights Pre-3s
Schedule:

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

Age Groups:
Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

For children age 2 by August 31st

Meets: Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am to 11:00am

  • Area Play
  • Clean Up
  • Transition Circle
  • Snack/Small Group
  • Outdoor Play
  • Transition
  • Music and Story Circle/Dismissal

Our Teacher – Marianne MarshallOur 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.

Our teacher, Marianne Marshall has a B.A. in Child Development, an elementary school credential, and an early childhood development credential. Marianne first taught at the Center for Early Education in southern California for four years. She has over 34 years of teaching experience in cooperative preschools in Seattle, primarily at Victory Heights. Marianne also participated as a coop parent for five years. Marianne believes that children should learn through play, so that the learning is joyful and meaningful. The children practice social skills such as negotiation and problem solving, leading to the development of empathy and kindness. The emphasis in the play areas is on discovery and creativity.

Last updated: November 6th, 2017, 12:11 am

Northeast Seattle Tuesday Toddlers
Schedule:

Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30am

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Long

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.

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: December 4th, 2017, 07:08 am

Northeast Seattle Thursday Toddlers
Schedule:

Thursday 9:30 – 11:30am

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Long

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: $165/quarter. 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: December 4th, 2017, 07:08 am

Northeast Seattle Saturday Toddlers
Schedule:

Saturday 9:30-11:30am

Age Groups:
Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

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. 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: December 4th, 2017, 07:09 am

Northeast Seattle Friday Toddlers
Schedule:

Friday 9:30-11:30am

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Long

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 (2016-17).
  • 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: December 4th, 2017, 07:09 am

Meadowbrook Pre-3s
Schedule:

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

Age Groups:
Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

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 has been a coop parent for the past 5 years with her own two children and she is excited to be joining 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 the 2 year old child playing and exploring in the coop classroom and is looking forward to setting up the experiences in the classroom which enable children to develop their natural interests and abilities.

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: November 5th, 2017, 08:59 pm

Meadowbrook 3-5s
Schedule:

Monday 12:30 – 3:00pm
Tuesday 9:00 – 11:30am
Wednesday 9:00 – 11:30am
Thursday 9:00 – 11:30am

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Short

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.

Our Teacher – Christine Droker

Christine enjoyed 5 years with her two sons as a parent in the NSC coop system. She has Bachelors degrees from Western Washington University in Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Child Development, and a Masters Degree from the University of Washington in Language, Literacy and Culture plus a Washington State Teaching Certificate with a primary endorsement in Elementary Education and has done substitute and music teaching in the past.

She believes that preschool is a time for children to learn about themselves and their environment, and that children do this learning best through play. She loves watching children explore and discover new things, so she provides many open-ended activities that allow children to grow and learn. She also believes that we should support and foster our children’s social-emotional growth, and that preschool is a safe environment for them to do this. She uses a lot of modeling, and asks parents to help model social skills as well.

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: November 5th, 2017, 09:15 pm

Latona Pre-3s
Schedule:

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

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Short

Our Schedule:

Our Pre-3 class meets from 9:00-11:00 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:

  • 9:00-9:45 Free Choice
  • 9:45-9:50 Clean Up (with music)
  • 9:50-10:05 Circle Time
  • 10:05-10:25 Snack/Small Groups
  • 10:25-10:50 Outdoor/Gross Motor Play
  • 10:50-11:00 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: December 4th, 2017, 06:55 am

Latona 3-5s
Schedule:

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

Pre-K also meets: Tuesday 12:00 – 3:00pm

Age Groups:
Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

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 ScheduleOur 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
    • Pre-K: Tuesday afternoon from 12 noon-3pm
Arrival / Lunch
Free Play
Clean-up
Circle
Outside play
Activity Stations
Closing Circle

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: December 4th, 2017, 06:56 am

Crown Hill 3-5s AM
Schedule:

Tuesday 9:00 – 11:30am
Wednesday 9:00 – 11:30am
Thursday 9:00 – 11:30am
Friday 9:00 – 11:30am

Age Groups:
Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

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.

Learn more about Crown Hill 3-5s unique and engaging co-op program here – http://www.crownhill3to5preschool.com/

Last updated: November 27th, 2017, 09:03 am