Woodland Park Multiage M/W/F
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:30am – 12pm

Status: Full
Waiting List: Short

Our Multiage Class

We also have multi-age classes during the summer, see SUMMER SESSIONS INFO

The Multiage 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 2-4 years old. The child must be 24 months by August 31st of the current year to enter the class.

Classes meet Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:30am – 12pm
Parent meetings are one evening per month.

Our activities include free play with age-appropriate and constructions with wood, wire and foam, cooking, and field trips. art projects, sensory exploration, blocks, manipulatives, books and dramatic play; snack; circle time with stories, finger plays and instruments; and large muscle play, outdoors or indoors.

Our teacher is Althea Jones.

Last updated: September 3rd, 2021, 09:27 am

Woodland Park Multiage Tue/Thu
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Status: Full
Waiting List: Short

Our Multiage Class

We also have multi-age classes available over the summer, see SUMMER SESSIONS INFO

The Multiage 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 2-4 years old. The child must be 24 months by August 31st of the current year to enter the class.

Classes meet Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-11:30am.
Parent meetings are one evening per month.

Our activities include free play with age-appropriate and constructions with wood, wire and foam, cooking, and field trips. art projects, sensory exploration, blocks, manipulatives, books and dramatic play; snack; circle time with stories, finger plays and instruments; and large muscle play, outdoors or indoors.

This class is taught by Teacher Cheryl.

Last updated: September 3rd, 2021, 08:19 pm

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

Mondays and Fridays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

The Gift of Play Supports the Love of Learning
In Pre-3’s young children are afforded many opportunities to learn through playful exploration. Playful exploration accompanied by clear expectations and kind guidance from the teacher and parents promotes the development of social skills, emotional intelligence, scientific inquiry, literacy, physical capabilities (fine and large motor skills), mathematics, and a lifelong love of learning.

Our class is organized around weekly themes that emerge out of the children’s direct experience and/or interests. Themes may include the seasons, feelings, friendship, animals, transportation, the weather, plant growth, balance, etc.

The majority of the class time is free choice — children have the chance to choose from a variety of activities designed to spark curiosity and delight, inspire imaginary play, and foster creativity.

Pre-3s Class Teacher – Beth Graham

I began my journey with Wedgwood Co-op as a parent in the Toddlers class. As my daughter Maya has moved up to Pre-3’s so have I, as the new Pre-3 teacher. I have been so grateful for the experiences and community that Wedgwood has provided, and I am eager to share my love for early learning and play with the Wedgwood community. I feel like the Wedgwood Co-op is a magical place and I am so excited to share in that magic.

In my life before children I was an elementary school teacher. I have my Masters in Elementary Education from Seattle University. With over ten years of teaching experience, first as a reading specialist and kindergarten teacher, then later as a fourth and fifth grade teacher, I am quite passionate about learning. I am really looking forward to a fabulous school year!

Pre-3 Class Schedule

9:00-9:30: Large motor play
9:30-9:45: Circle Time
9:45-10:00: Snack (In January we add a short parent led small group activity after snack time.)
10:00-10:55: Area Play
10:55-11:00: Closing Circle

Large motor play:

We have a wonderful enclosed yard to play in. Children have opportunities to run, climb stumps, throw balls, play in a large sand box, paint, dance with streamers, play with small parachutes, blow bubbles, and more!

When it is rainy, we play indoors. We have a variety of indoor large motor equipment for our use.

Area play:

  • The art center offers open-ended creative activities such as finger painting, print making, collage, drawing, and painting with watercolors.
  • The home center supports dramatic play by providing a play kitchen, a table with play dough, dress-up clothes, dolls, and props related to the weekly theme.
  • The sensory table offers a wide variety of materials to explore: water, sand, rice, flax seed, etc.
  • The building area is the place to create structures, roads, train tracks, farms, zoos, habitats, etc.
  • The library loft is a quiet cozy area with books related to the weekly theme, books by the author of the month, and hand puppets.
  • The climbing room provides a wide range of possibilities for big movement.
  • The writing skills table includes paper, crayons, markers, stickers, envelopes, and scissors.
  • The table toys area offers materials that challenge fine motor control such as puzzles, peg boards, rubber band boards, and small blocks.

Circle time:
Circle time includes singing, creative movement, listening to and participating in stories, and playing with rhythm and rhyme.

Parents in the Classroom

Parent participation is an important part of the Pre-3 program. Along with holding a class job, parents participate in class one day a week. During free choice time parents rotate through the centers helping children build vocabulary, problem solve, and learn to use materials. Parents bring snack approximately five times a year, and as the year progresses the parents at each snack table plan and lead small group activities. Together, children and parents have a rewarding, growth-filled and exciting experience.

Time Commitments

  • Pre-3 Parents attend class with their children one day/week and act as assistant teachers
  • Each parent has a job outside the classroom (For example: class chair, parent coordinator, equipment and repair, class photographer, substitute teacher)
  • Two weekend cleanings of the school per year (this takes approximately 3 hours

General Pre-3 Class Information

  • Meet Monday & Friday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Age: 24 months by August 31
  • 2021-2022: Tuition $100/month + North Seattle College Tuition $56.38/quarter

Last updated: August 7th, 2021, 04:04 pm

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

Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Next Year Status: Enrolling
Next Year Waiting List: None

The Wallingford Pre-3s Class meets Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Children in class must be 2 years old by August 31st of that year.

Children in this program are just beginning to separate from parents and become their own selves and the classroom focus is creating a trusting and caring environment for these young ones. Skill building includes having a schedule and managing transitions, using words instead of the body as a method of interaction, increasing the vocabulary to do so and allowing the time for children to practice the skills they are learning, whether with peers or simply washing their hands. Lots of hugs and songs are included with the joy of play.

Pre-3s Class Schedule:
9:30-10:15 Free Choice Area Play
10:15-10:20 Pick-up
10:20-10:40 Small Group and Snack
10:40-11:05 Outside Play
11:05-11:10 Pick-up and Wash Hands for Circle Time
11:10-11:30 Circle Time and Goodbye Song

Our Teacher – Elise Knox

Elise thoroughly enjoyed participating in co-op preschool as a parent for 13 years, the last 9 of which were spent at Wallingford. While her kids were ready to move on after their coop years, Elise found that she wasn’t! It was exciting for her to transition into teaching, and she finds her many years of coop preschool experience to be an invaluable resource. She has taught a Parent/Infant class, Pre-3’s, 3-4’s, and PreK children. Elise studied psychology at Washington State University and is devoted to the pursuit of educational opportunities that enhance her proficiency both in and out of the classroom. Elise lives in the West Woodland neighborhood with her lively family of 6. She is deeply involved at West Woodland Elementary where she runs the Enrichment Program. As time allows, she enjoys adventuring in the PNW, reading, supporting her kids in their many endeavors, and spending time with friends and family.

Teacher Elise believes in the coop preschool model because it supports families and allows children to learn through play in a safe and encouraging environment. When children learn through play, their learning is meaningful and relevant. For this reason, play is at the heart of the school day in the 3-5’s class. Children who are engaged in free play will naturally “bump into” one another and will learn much in the process. Children will develop and fine-tune social skills; grow in emotional awareness; become creative problem solvers; make progress in controlling impulses; persevere through disappointment and rejection; and gain practice in coping with strong feelings. Children will take creative, social, and physical risks; make mistakes; and try again in the context of a warm and supportive classroom community. Enticing art, science, and other areas of study are thoughtfully prepared with the children’s development in mind. Teacher Elise’s warm, calm, and engaging demeanor puts the children at ease. The connection she forms with each child lets them know that they are each an important part of their classroom community.

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:12 pm

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

Tuesday 9 – 11 a.m.
Thursday 9 – 11 a.m.

Status: Enrolling
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 to 11 a.m.

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
 
Victory Heights TeacherAria Prame Hill has always found a way to combine her love of music and teaching children. After graduating from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Aria went on to pursue her passion as a jazz vocalist, studying music and performing. She brings with her a myriad of experiences that include teaching at-risk preschoolers for AmeriCorps, teaching English to Nepalese school children in a remote village, working one-on-one with children with varying developmental disabilities, and bringing music classes to daycares and preschools around Seattle. Since 2010, Aria has been teaching young children and their families the early fundamentals of music through singing and movement in the early childhood program Music Together. She loves capturing a child’s focus with engaging songs, rhythms, and stories and finds that moment of connection to be the most rewarding part of teaching young children. Aria believes in finding the unique interests of each child in order to guide their learning in an ever evolving way through play and free exploration.

Last updated: August 16th, 2021, 02:50 pm

Vashon Maury Pre-3s
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

registration@vmcp.org

With Teacher Molly Wilson and Parent Educator Elaine Webster

Fee: $130/Month
Children should be 2 by Aug 31st

This class nurtures your child as they move toward independence and the ability to attend school one day a week on their own.

Learn more at vmcp.org/2-3-class

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:29 pm

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

Tuesday 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Status: Full
Waiting List: Short
Contact Info:

For registration information please contact the Parent Coordinator.

Pre-3s are children turning three during the school year (aged 24 to 35 months as of August 31). The children begin to learn more about cooperation in a group as they continue to enjoy circle time, table top activities, block area, sensory experiences, music and art.

Child-lead Transitions from one activity to next are emphasized. Parents attend one session per week with their child.

Our Teacher

Amy Kelsey, or Miss Amy as we call her, started her career as a pre-school teacher at Sandhurst Co-op in 2009 in our pre-3’s class. Starting in the fall of 2015, she took the helm of our Toddlers class as well. Prior to teaching, Amy was involved as a parent in the co-op system for seven years with her two daughters at Olympic Toddlers and University-Ravenna. She has also been a youth soccer coach here in NE Seattle.

Amy believes her primary role as a teacher is to provide a comfortable and creative environment where both children and parents can learn and grow as they separate in a school setting for the first time. Children love learning and exploring under Amy’s guidance, and she loves each minute she spends in class.

Class Details

The Pre-3s class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuition is $130 per month.

Last updated: October 17th, 2021, 08:53 am

Rainier Valley Sunflower
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tues/Fri 9:30-12

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

Age: At least 2 by August 31 of the enrollment year and may not turn 4 before December 31 of that year.

Class Overview

Our Sunflower class meets on Tuesday and Friday mornings (9:30am – 12:00pm). The typical flow of the day is:

  • Arrive | Muscle room play
  • Meeting | Sing, Reflect, Problem solve, Make a plan
  • Choice Time | Blocks, Drama, Sensory play, Easel, etc.
  • Clean Up | Each child has a job
  • Snack | Family style
  • Outside | Breathe deeply, Run, Climb, Laugh, Dig, and Sing the Goodbye Song

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:26 pm

Rainier Valley Caterpillar
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Next Year Status: Enrolling
Next Year Waiting List: None

Age: must turn 2 by March 1 of the enrollment year and may not turn 5 before June 1 of the enrollment year.

Class Overview

Our Caterpillar class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings (9:30am – 12:00pm). The typical daily flow is:

  • Arrive | Muscle room play
  • Meeting | Sing, Reflect, Problem solve, Make a plan
  • Choice Time | Blocks, Drama, Sensory play, Easel, etc.
  • Clean Up | Each child has a job
  • Snack | Family style
  • Outside | Breathe deeply, Run, Climb, Laugh, Dig.
  • Good-Byes | Gather belongings, Sing the Goodbye Song.

Published: January 20th, 2021, 02:31 pm

Queen Anne Coop Twos
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday & Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

info@queenannecoop.org

Age: 2 -3 year olds

A time of great cognitive, emotional and social development. Terrible twos can be both a rewarding and a challenging time for children and their caregivers. It’s a time when children process more than they can express. A time of self-recognition, embarrassment, and pride, amongst a myriad of other emotions! As children continue to explore, express and discover, their caregivers have an opportunity to learn and understand with them. Skills such as ways to communicate effectively with their toddlers, ensuring meaningful dialogue, understanding and calm can be learned. Open play, snack and an extended circle time, offer fun opportunities for continued socialization and play-based learning.

Held twice a week for 2 hours each day, the caregivers drop off their children one day. By so doing, children gradually gain the confidence to spend more time at the preschool on their own, thereby gaining the skills to transition to kindergarten.

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:23 pm

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

Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

For details on the costs, schedule, and openings please contact our Registrar at registrar@northleafcoop.org.

Application Form

For tours and questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, pre-3s@northleafcoop.org.

Important Update

Latona, Northeast Toddlers, University Ravenna and On-Campus Infants have merged to form NorthLeaf Campus Cooperative Preschool. A preschool and learning community located at North Seattle College for children ages 3 months to Pre-K starting in 2021-2022.

About NorthLeaf Pre-3s

Children learn and grow as they play: exploring the world around them and finding their place in it. At NorthLeaf, we foster a child’s natural curiosity in a spacious, sunlit, play-based classroom setting and spacious outdoor play areas. Each class has dedicated time for music, singing, movement and stories in addition to free-choice playtime which includes, Art, Blocks, Sensory, Dramatic Play, Large Motor, and the Library.

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:

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

11:20-11:30

 

Our Teacher

Teacher Apurva has a PhD in Social Work from the University of Washington, with experience working with children in educational and therapy environments. She has been active with her 2 children as a parent in North Seattle College co-op preschool from 2012 until 2019. Apurva shares her enthusiasm for co-op now as a teacher:

“My introduction to the co-op environment started back in early 2012, when my daughter was 18 months old and as they say, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. Not only did the co-op fit in my educational philosophy, it also helped form a community for me and my family. I’m a firm believer of play-based early learning, while involving and building a ‘safe’ community around our children. In fact the local emergency contacts we list today for kids at school are the co-op parents who we’ve known since 2012.

As I have witnessed with my kids, preschool is a magical journey and one of my passions is to develop the imagination and create memorable rituals, traditions, and celebrations that honor childhood. As a teacher my goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, stimulating, fun, and educational environment with a structured routine based on age appropriate lesson plans. I want children to be active learners and disciplined, creative thinkers; to learn to work hard, make good choices, and be kind. I also believe that children at this age and stage of development are naturally curious and accepting of differences. Being mindful of that, I would incorporate age appropriate ‘we’re different, we’re the same’ philosophy. I want children to love coming to school each day!

I also strive to provide an environment that is consistently secure and inclusive, so children feel comfortable and secure to form emotional attachments. Being in a loving and nurturing environment forms these types of attachments and I believe that emotional engagement is the key to all powerful learning. That is why I bring love, laughter, passion, and meaningful projects into the Latona Pre-3’s program.”

Teacher Apurva

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!

 

Fees (for 2021-2022)

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.

  • There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35.
  • Monthly child’s tuition to the co-op is $90 per month.
  • NSC registration/tuition for one parent is currently $56.38 per quarter for three credits.
  • If you choose to park a vehicle on campus, parking permits are $50 per quarter.

If costs are prohibitive for your family, scholarships may be applied for through our Parent Advisory Committee. See Scholarship Information.

Directions

NorthLeaf classes are held in Rooms 1304 of the Instructional Building on the Northeast corner of the North Seattle College campus. The street address is 9600 College Way N. 

Directions are available at the NSC Website and transportation options are outlined.

Street parking is available.  Parking on campus is $4 for 2 hours or $6 for a day; quarterly cost for students is $50 per quarter, and we have a free load zone spaces for drop off and pick up.

Last updated: August 12th, 2021, 04:07 pm

NorthLeaf Multiage Spanish
Age Group/s:

Schedule:

Saturday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Status:
Enrolling
Waiting List:
None
Contact Info:

For details on the costs, schedule, and openings please contact our Registrar at registrar@northleafcoop.org.
Application Form

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

Important update

Latona, Northeast Toddlers, University Ravenna and On-Campus Infants have merged to form NorthLeaf Campus Cooperative Preschool. A preschool and learning community located at North Seattle College for children ages 3 months to Pre-K starting in 2021-2022.

About NorthLeaf Multiage Spanish

The early childhood years are filled with many exciting milestones. Children learn to move, talk, and actively explore and interpret the world around them. In our Multiage Spanish class, we foster a child’s natural ability to learn and grow through play, all while exposing them to Spanish language. Maestra Leonor provides a nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment for children and their families to grow through the early childhood years. The Multiage Spanish Class is for children who will be between the ages of 3 months and 3 years by August 31 of the year they attend the preschool.

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

Leonor Lopez is Colombian and has been working as a teacher for more than 20 years. She has a bachelor’s degree and specialization in education. She is passionate about working with children and seeing the world through them. She arrived in Seattle in 2014 and since 2015 has worked in cooperative preschools developing curriculum based on play and immersion in Spanish. For Leonor, cooperatives are the ideal school environment as they allow integral work with families. This has motivated her to continue her training, acquiring certifications as a Parent Educator and Positive Discipline Teacher for Early Childhood in Washington State.

Parent Involvement

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.

Fees (for 2021-2022)

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.

  • There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35.
  • Monthly child’s tuition to the co-op is $60 per month.
  • NSC registration/tuition for one parent is currently $56.38 per quarter for three credits.
  • If you choose to park a vehicle on campus, parking permits are $50 per quarter.

If costs are prohibitive for your family, scholarships may be applied for through our Parent Advisory Committee. See Scholarship Information.

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Published: October 18th, 2021, 12:03 pm

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

Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Status: space available in current class; enrolling for 2020-2021 school year
Waiting List: None
Next Year Status: Enrolling
Next Year 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: June 27th, 2021, 04:35 pm

Magnolia Twos
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Class D: Mon & Tue / 915am to 1115am
Class E: Wed & Thu / 915am to 1115am
Class F: Thu / 4pm – 6pm

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

2 year olds, or “Twos,” come to class twice a week for 2 hours. A parent or caregiver attends every other class with their child (1 day per week for twice weekly classes or every other week for once weekly classes). This gradual transition to independence in the classroom makes separation very straightforward for parents and children. The Twos class includes free choice and circle time, as well as music, a healthy snack, and playtime on our secure, outdoor playground. Children must be 2 by August 31 of a given school year.

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:15 pm

Magnolia 2-3s Split
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Mon/Tue/Wed 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

The 2/3s split class comes to class 3 days per week for 2 – 2 1/2 hours. A parent or caregiver attends class with their child 1 day for every 2 days that the child attends on their own. In the 2/3s split class, children have free choice, circle time, snack, music, and playground time, as well as cooking projects, and field trips around the city. Children must be 2.5 by August 31 of a given school year.

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:16 pm

Madison Park Twos
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Twos A: Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:00am
Twos B: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-11:00am

Next Year Status: Open enrollment begins 2/12
Contact Info:

Registration form

Age: 2 years old by August 31

Two-year-olds attend class two mornings a week, either Monday & Wednesday (Twos A) or Tuesday & Thursday (Twos B). Caregivers alternate between staying in class and dropping off, in a schedule agreed upon early in the school year.

Last updated: March 25th, 2021, 11:18 am

Lakewood Crickets
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 AM

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

Age: Must be 2½ and no older than 3½ by July 31st.

WHAT DO CRICKETS LEARN?

Crickets learn how to interact, negotiate and play with others. As they explore their world they begin to realize that it’s much more fun to play with a friend than to play alone. They learn how to form friendships and about other people’s feelings. Crickets start playing interactive games wth each other. They learn through stories, singing, play, art and games. Crickets are improving their large and fine motor skills daily and are learning to interact with their environment in new ways

Daily Class Schedule

WELCOME CIRCLE

We will meet at the beginning of each day to welcome children into the classroom. After singing and talking about the day’s activities, the teacher and assistant teachers will transition the children into free choice activities.

FREE CHOICE ACTIVITIES

This is the most important part of the day! During this block of time, the children will choose among art and sensory activities, blocks, the water table, the dramatics center, puzzles and games, the library center, and much more. Many of these activities will relate to our present theme; some will be daily activities that are available throughout the year. Each child may choose to participate in several activities or concentrate on a particular center. The choice is up to the child.

CIRCLE TIME

We will meet for a few minutes each day to share news in the children’s lives. This time may also be spent acting out stories, reading, reciting finger plays and poems, and moving to music and rhythm.

SNACK TIME

After washing our hands, we will sit down to a snack that has been prepared by the children or snack parent. Snacks should be simple, nourishing finger foods (see SNACK SUGGESTIONS). Foods that relate to the season or our classroom themes are appreciated. All working parents are to sit down with the children at the tables where they can encourage the children to talk with one another and to help the children as needed.

LARGE MOTOR ACTIVITIES

After the children have cleaned up their snack area and put their place mats next to the sink, they will be dismissed to the big room for large motor activities, or instructed to put coats on for outdoor play at the park across the street.  Please send a coat or sweatshirt to school each day.

GOOD-BYE SONG

Parents are welcome to come into the classroom for a last song and good-bye to our classmates.

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:11 pm

Lakewood Bumblebees
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

Age: At least 18 months and no older than 2½ by July 31st.

The Bumblebees are just beginning to explore their worlds. Through creative play, exposure to music, art and new experiences they quickly learn about their environment and how to interact with other children and adults. Our Bumblebees class emphasizes unstructured play — giving children the room they need to engage in activities that interest and stimulate them and learn at their own pace. Our teachers and parents help guide them as they explore and learn

 

Daily Class Schedule

KIDS ENTER!

Activities:

  • Wash hands

  • Teacher and working parents help with transitions

  • Children play and greet each other

  • Parents who are leaving, leave by 9:45

Please note: (if your child is not ready, you are welcome to stay for the remainder of the day even if it is not your work day. We welcome the extra set of hands! If you do decide to leave it’s best to do this in a timely manner (by 9:45 ish) as prolonged transitions evoke anxiety in many children. The teacher will be available to help you design a transition plan that feels good to both you and your child) 

CLASSROOM PLAY TIME

ACTIVITIES:

  • gross motor play– push toys, climbing the loft, bouncing, rocking toys, outside slide, gymnastics mats for practicing tumbling, tunnels for crawling through

  • art project—the studio will usually be open for easel painting or a fun craft

  • sensory table—this allows for tactile exploration as well as room for experimenting with basic scientific principles (sink/float, pouring/filling, cause & effect, laws of physics, etc.)

  • playdough—another tactile experience that starts to work not only their imagination, but also their growing fine motor muscles

  • dramatic play—kitchen & props, dress-up capes, building houses or boats out of blocks, pretending to be animals, the list goes on…

  • blocks & building—a toddler feels quite powerful lifting and moving the big hollow blocks we have in our classroom. Their imagination is stretched when we add props to the blocks, placing animals inside block shelters, driving cars into the driveways we just built. We will hear the frequent “timber!” as the “builder” turns “condemner” and watches delightedly as his/her work of art crashes to the floor. After all, the experiment with cause and effect is far more important to the toddler’s development than is the final building product!

  • Playing with Pet Turtle—we frequently take out the turtle and place him in a large tub so that the children can observe and ask questions. We practice touching him with one finger gently.

  • Reading books—Oftentimes a child needs the comfort of a lap and a book and there are always parents or a teacher available to read in the rocker or on the couch.

  • Manipulatives—There will be ample supply of cause and effect toys, in and out toys, building toys, and rolling toys available to explore.

  • Snack—snack is available throughout choice time in the kitchen

CLEAN UP

Parents solicit help from toddlers. Working parents will be making a point to pre-clean so that this final cleaning is not too big.

CIRCLE

Music and movement/ story

OUTSIDE TIME AT LAKEWOOD PLAYGROUND

Walk across the street to the local playground and play on swings, sandbox, and play structures.

GOODBYE CIRCLE (QUICK SONG)

Teacher is available to talk to parents as they come pick up their child.

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:11 pm

Crown Hill Explorers: Orcas
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Monday 9 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday 9 – 11 a.m.

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

If you have questions about the school, please contact our All-Site Parent Coordinator.
Application Form

The Orcas class meets on Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Pre-3 classes have up to 20 children enrolled and their ages range from 24 to 36 months.

Our preschool is a fun place for you and your toddler to learn and grow. From painting to pretending, taking turns to tower building, each child will have the opportunity to explore many experiences as their minds make new connections about the world around them.

Parents attend one class a week with their child. Children attend both classes each week with the age-appropriate goal of separating from their parent. Board and parent education meetings are held one evening a month throughout the school year (children do not attend these meetings).

If you have questions about the school, would like to be placed on the wait list or apply for next year, please contact our Parent Coordinator.

Our class schedule:
9:00-9:25 Large Motor Play
9:25-9:40 Snack
9:40-10:45 Free Play
10:45-11:00 Circle Time

Last updated: August 15th, 2021, 09:43 pm

Crown Hill Explorers: Bears
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday 9 – 11 a.m.
Thursday 9 – 11 a.m.

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

If you have questions about the school, please contact our All-Site Parent Coordinator
Application Form

The Bear class meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Pre-3 classes have up to 20 children enrolled and their ages range from 24 to 36 months.

Our preschool is a fun place for you and your toddler to learn and grow. From painting to pretending, taking turns to tower building, each child will have the opportunity to explore many experiences as their minds make new connections about the world around them.

Parents attend one class a week with their child. Children attend both classes each week with the age-appropriate goal of separating from their parent. Board and parent education meetings are held one evening a month throughout the school year (children do not attend these meetings).

If you have questions about the school, would like to be placed on the wait list or apply for next year, please contact our Parent Coordinator.

Our class schedule:
9:00-9:25 Large Motor Play
9:25-9:40 Snack
9:40-10:45 Free Play
10:45-11:00 Circle Time

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:09 pm

Capitol Hill Twos
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am – 11:30am

Status: Contact Registrar
Contact Info:

Registration Form

Age 2 by September

Tuition:  $254/mo.
The Twos class meets twice-weekly in the morning.  A parent or caregiver only attends one class a week with the child.

  • The class begins with exploration and free play at the learning centers in the classroom. The learning centers change often and include activities such as painting at the easel, play dough, sensory table filled with tactile objects, dress-up, pretend kitchen area, blocks, puzzles, and library area.

  • Following free play, the class sits down together to enjoy a snack brought by parents on a rotating basis. The sharing of snack is an opportunity to build fine-motor and social skills.

  • After snack, the children participate in a group circle time with music and movement, stories, dramatic play, and group games. 

  • Following snack, the class engages in gross-motor play, either  inside using our climber and other play equipment such as cars, scooters, balls, etc., or  outside on the lawn or at Volunteer Park (weather permitting).

  • To close the day the children gather for a goodbye song and stamp.

Last updated: July 22nd, 2021, 10:33 pm