Wedgwood Toddlers
Schedule:

Friday 9:00 – 11:00 am

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Long

Wedgwood Coop Toddler Class meets Friday mornings from 9:00-11:00. Our teacher offers a curriculum to meet the needs of those curious explorers! Toddler class provides a learning time for parents, as well, and the instructor bases the adult curriculum on the needs of the parents. So…

Come and be here for the fun
See the children climb and run
Hear them sing and watch them play
Join us for a fun filled day!

Our Teacher – Kari Larson

Kari Larson is an experienced coop teacher with 6 years experience teaching coop and 15 years teaching. Kari is a certified teacher in the state of Washington with a Master’s degree in Teaching. Kari has also held positions as a primary teacher for kindergarten through second grade. She wrote literacy curriculum for the multi-age primary team at Wildwood School and was a staff developer for the Lucy Calkin’s Reading and Writing Program at the Evergreen School in Washington State. Kari is passionate about children’s literature, always looking for ways children can be inspired by stories in imaginary play such as felt stories, movement and song. Kari has three children all of whom went through coop. What Kari most loves in coop is playing guitar and signing with the children in circle time as well as discovering the outdoors with the students in our natural play space everyday!

Toddler Class Schedule

9:00-9:35 Climbing Time & Clean Up
9:35-9:55 Music Circle
9:55-10:10 Snack & Clean Up
10:10-10:50 Activity Time/Parent Ed.*
10:50-11:00 Goodbye Circle

*Half of parents assist in classroom, half attend Parent Education

Time Commitments

  • Toddler Parents attend class with their children and act as assistant teachers
  • Each parent has a job outside the classroom (For example: class librarian, equipment and repair, class photographer, substitute teacher)
  • One weekend cleaning of the school per year(takes approximately 3 hours)
  • Monthly evening parent meeting includes class business and parent education

General Toddler Class Information

  • Meet: Friday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Age: 12 months by August 31
  • 2016-17: Tuition $60/month + North Seattle College Tuition $53.25/quarter

Last updated: November 5th, 2017, 08:45 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

Vashon Maury Toddlers
Schedule:

Wednesday 9:30-11:30 am

Age Groups:
Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

With Teacher Alexandra Drissell and Parent Educator Elaine Webster

Fee: $90/Month
Children should be walking

This is the perfect way to introduce your child to the wonders of discovery in the classroom and to meet other families. Toddler families will also have access to our new Toddlers Only Classroom for meeting up and playing, every morning, all week long!

Learn more at vmcp.org/toddlers

Published: November 19th, 2017, 05:30 am

Sandhurst Toddlers
Schedule:

Thursday 9:30 – 11:30am

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Short

Toddler class at Sandhurst Coop is a unique experience. Each class is an opportunity for parents and their children to explore new things together. Parents have time to observe their own child and others as they interact with each other, and as they interact with the materials at school. Children have ample opportunity to explore their classroom.

Each week children are offered activities that are developmentally appropriate and fun. We work with art materials, sensory materials, books, puzzles, blocks and dolls. The children are also learning about how to deal with other children and to trust other adults.

The emphasis is on social skills.

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.

Parent Roles

Parents have two main roles in the Toddler class – assistant teachers in the classroom, and learners in their own Parent Education class. Each week half of the parents help with the children while the other half have a parent education discussion. A Parent Educator facilitates this discussion. Parents work with the Parent Educator to generate topics for parent education.

Toddler class is a great time for new parents to meet and form lasting relationships with their child, other children and other parents.

Class details

The Toddler class is for children aged 12 to 23 months (as of August 31). Class meets on Thursday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30am. Tuition is $76 per month.

Last updated: November 5th, 2017, 08:38 pm

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

Crown Hill Explorers: Owls
Schedule:

Wednesday 9:00 – 11:00am

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Long

This Toddler class meets on Wednesday and is for children who will be 1 year old by 8/31, before school begins.

The Owl class meets on Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Toddler classes have up to 20 children enrolled and their ages range from 12 to 24 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 class with their children. 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
9:40-10:30 Free Play / Discussion Group (1/2 parents with toddlers, 1/2 in discussion group with the Parent Educator)
10:45-11:00 Circle Time

Last updated: November 5th, 2017, 11:53 pm

Crown Hill Explorers: Otters
Schedule:

Friday 9:00 – 11:00am

Age Groups:
Status: Full
Waiting List: Long

This Toddler class meets on Fridays and is for children who will be 1 year old by 8/31, before school begins.

The Otter class meets on Fridays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Toddler classes have up to 20 children enrolled and their ages range from 12 to 24 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 class with their children. 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
9:40-10:30 Free Play / Discussion Group (1/2 parents with toddlers, 1/2 in discussion group with the Parent Educator)
10:45-11:00 Circle Time

Last updated: November 5th, 2017, 11:53 pm

Broadview Toddlers
Schedule:

Thursday 9:15-11:15am

Age Groups:
Status: Full
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: November 18th, 2017, 11:54 am