The early years of a child’s life are a time of amazing and rapid growth for both Infant and Parent. The Infant Cooperative classes at North Seattle College are designed as a supportive, fun, and dynamic learning environment to encourage and enhance this magical time for both you and your baby.
What you can expect for your infant
Children come to class with a parent, grandparent or other caregiver weekly to engage in a fun, learning experience. Our team of teachers facilitates the children’s development and learning community by offering:
- Age Appropriate Classroom, Toys and Activities.
- Snack Time for Healthy Nutrition and Social/Emotional Learning.
- Circle Time with Brain-building songs, movement and activities.
- Small and Large Motor Development activities.
What you can expect for yourself
Parents (and other caregivers) come to our classes to learn more about child development, explore their own goals for their family while deepening the parent/child bond and strengthening communication and parenting skills.
Parent Education & Resources
Our Parent Education Instructors provide curriculum and discussion incorporating current research with the personal concerns and the diverse experiences of our community of parents. Over the course of the school year you can expect topics such as Early Child Development, Nutrition, Sleep Challenges, Temperament, Guidance, Adjusting to Parenthood and more.
Meet other parents with children going through similar milestones, joys and challenges as yours. One of the many benefits parents experience while participating in Co-op are the long-term family friendships, which often develop.
Infants under 1 year of age as of August 31 may enroll in the infant class; including those born after August 31 of the current academic year.
Further information and enrollment are handled directly by our registrar. Please use this online form to register – https://www.jovial.org/nsic/register
- Non-refundable Registration Fee $35.00
- NSIC Child Tuition $50 per month
- NSC Parent Education Tuition $53.25 per quarter for three credits
If costs are prohibitive for your family, scholarships may be applied for through our Parent Advisory Committee. More information can be obtained here.
The class is on the Northeast corner of the North Seattle College campus, in Room 1405/1407 of the Instructional Building.
9600 College Way N.
Directions are available at the NSC Maps & Directions page.
Class Meeting times
Monday morning class (9:30 to 11:30 am)
Tuesday afternoon class (1:00 to 3:00 pm)
Wednesday morning class (1:00 to 3:00 pm)
Note: These are 3 separate classes, members enroll in one class and attend on that class day.
Typical Daily Schedule:
- 9:30 to 9:55 Gathering and large motor play
- 9:55 to 10:15 Circle time and announcements
- 10:15 to 10:30 Snack
- 10:30 to 11:15 Parent education and small motor activities
- 11:15 to 11:30 Clean up and closing circle time
What Parents are Saying
Parents often report feeling more confident in their parenting and more connected with their infants after participating in Infant Co-op.
“Attending co-op preschool is one of the highlights of our week and we always look forward to it.”
“I have picked up great information on sleep, travel, separation anxiety, tantrums, and so many other topics during our parent ed sessions.”
“The songs and activities my son and I learned at preschool keep us amused throughout the whole week at home.”
Forms & Information
Last updated: November 14th, 2018, 10:51 pm