Wedgwood Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Friday 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

Wedgwood Coop Toddler Class meets Friday mornings from 11:30 – 1:30. 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!

Toddlers Class Teacher – Beth Graham

I began my journey with Wedgwood Co-op as a parent in the Toddlers class.  I have been so grateful for the experiences and community that Wedgwood has provided, and enjoy sharing my love for early learning and play with the Wedgwood community.  I feel like the Wedgwood Co-op is a magical place and I love 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.  

Toddler Class Schedule

11:30-12:05 Climbing Time & Clean Up
12:05-12:25 Music Circle
12:25-12:40 Snack & Clean Up
12:40-1:20 Activity Time/Parent Ed.*
1:20-1:30 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 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Age: 12 months by August 31
  • 2021-2022: Tuition $62/month + North Seattle College Tuition $56.38/quarter

 

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 09:31 pm

Victory Heights Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Thursday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheightstoddlers@gmail.com

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

Toddlers Co-op Details:

  • For children age 1 by August 31st
  • Meets: Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheightstoddlers@gmail.com

Toddler Class Schedule

11:00-11:30 Outdoor/Indoor Large Motor Play
11:30-11:50 Wash hands/Snack/Announcements
11:55- 12:35 Parent Ed/Free Play
12:35-12:40 Clean Up/Transition
12:40-12:55 Circle Time: Songs, Puppets, Dancing
12:55-1:00 Stamps and Goodbyes
 
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, 02:48 pm

Vashon Maury Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

registration@vmcp.org

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

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:28 pm

Sandhurst Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Wednesday 9 – 11 a.m.

Status: Full
Waiting List: Short
Contact Info:

For registration information please contact the Parent Coordinator.

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).

Tuition is $85 per month.

 

Last updated: October 17th, 2021, 08:52 am

Queen Anne Coop Tots
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Fridays 8:45am – 10:15am

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Contact Info:

info@queenannecoop.org

Ages: 12 – 24 months

Caregivers and their little ones interact, play, and sing songs, while learning simple socialization skills like sharing, taking turns, and experiencing sitting together for circle time. A happy time! A playdate of sorts. The class is set up with varied “work stations” that range from painting, play dough, a sensory table, and blocks, among others, to make learning and exploration as tactile as possible for this age group of children.

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:21 pm

NorthLeaf Tuesday Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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

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

For tours and questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, registrar@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 Toddlers

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. 

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

Monica Harris has been teaching for over 25 years: first by teaching folks how to sing, and then later fell in love with teaching Co-op! She has a Bachelor’s of Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, as well as a Master’s in VocalPerformance and Pedagogy from Roosevelt University. She, along with her two children, participated in cooperative preschool for 7 years before becoming a teacher. Monica designs the curriculum and helps manage the classroom activities, and circle time is her specialty. She is very tuned-in with each and every student and allows for class flexibility based on each student’s abilities and energies. Kids love her Huggy-Boo!

Parent Involvement

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. 

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.

Location & Parking

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

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

Last updated: August 9th, 2021, 09:51 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

NorthLeaf Friday Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Friday 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 registrar@northleafcoop.org.
Application Form

For tours and questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, registrar@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 Toddlers

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. NorthLeaf Toddlers 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.

Our Teacher

Monica Harris has been teaching for over 25 years: first by teaching folks how to sing, and then later fell in love with teaching Co-op! She has a Bachelor’s of Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, as well as a Master’s in VocalPerformance and Pedagogy from Roosevelt University. She, along with her two children, participated in cooperative preschool for 7 years before becoming a teacher. Monica designs the curriculum and helps manage the classroom activities, and circle time is her specialty. She is very tuned-in with each and every student and allows for class flexibility based on each student’s abilities and energies. Kids love her Huggy-Boo!

Routine

The rough breakdown of the two hours is below:

  1. Gross motor play (sandboxes and slides and roller toys outside in the playground in dry weather, and we have the option of playing outside under the covered area when it rains
  2. Cleanup and put toys away
  3. Snack time + parent cleanup
  4. 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.
  5. 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 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.

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: August 9th, 2021, 09:54 pm

Magnolia Toddlers
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

For 2021-2022: Class A: Thursdays 1030am – 1145am Class B: Fridays 930am – 1045am

Next Year Status: Enrolling
Next Year Waiting List: None

1 year olds, or “Toddlers,” come to class once a week for an hour and fifteen minutes with their parent or caregiver. In the Toddlers class children are introduced to the preschool environment. Each class opens with “free choice” time where kids can choose from a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, toys, climbing equipment, games, puzzles, and art projects. Following free choice the kids transition to the music room for singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments. Toddlers must be 1 by August 31 of a given school year.

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

Madison Park Tots
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tots A: Friday 9:00-10:30am
Tots B: Friday 11am-12:30pm
Tots C: Monday & Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm

Next Year Status: Open Enrollment begins Feb 12
Contact Info:

Registration Form

Age: 1 year old by August 31

Tots (1-year-olds) can enroll for a single class each Friday morning (Tots A or Tots B), or twice-weekly afternoon classes (Tots C). Caregivers remain in all class sessions with Tots, enriching the students’ first preschool experience.

Last updated: March 25th, 2021, 11:13 am

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: Owls
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Wednesday 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.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 Owls class meets on Wednesdays, 11:15 am – 1:15pm.

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)
10:30-11:00 Circle Time

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

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

Friday 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 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)
10:30-11:00 Circle Time

Last updated: August 13th, 2021, 04:03 pm

Capitol Hill Tots
Age Group/s:
Schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Status: Contact Registrar
Contact Info:

Registration Form

(Age 1 by September)

A parent or caretaker attends each class with the child for the Tots program.  This class meets twice-weekly in the evening. 

  • Class time includes opportunities for exploration and socialization.

  • Children engage in free play and exploration, which includes developmentally appropriate opportunities for art, sensory, pretend play, fine-motor manipulatives, and blocks.

  • Class begins with a shared snack brought by the parents on a rotating basis and stories, continues with free play/exploration and large-motor playtime, and concludes with a brief circle time with music, movement and literacy activities.

Last updated: July 22nd, 2021, 10:32 pm