Frequently Asked Questions about NSC Co-op Enrollment

Q. Where are the NSC co-op preschools located?

A. NSC Preschools are held at 13 locations in North Seattle marked on the map here.

Q. How do I find out if a class has openings?

A. The Openings & Contacts page will tell you which schools have availability and how to contact them.

Q. When can I enroll?

A. Preschools primarily follow the Seattle Public School’s calendar. They normally begin in the Fall and end in the Spring. If openings are available, parents and their children may enroll during the school year. Each coop makes their own decision about when to stop enrolling new students during the school year.

Q. How do I enroll in an on-campus class?

A. Application to the Infant program (and other on-campus classes) is available by an online form. Complete the application form for your class linked from the Openings & Contacts page. If you have questions about the class or would like to tour before you apply, please contact the class via email using the contact information on that same page.

Q. How do I enroll in an off-campus class?

A. Contact the group’s specific parent coordinator for enrollment information, see the Openings & Contacts page.  For more information on locations or current openings please call the Child and Family Division office at North Seattle College at (206) 934-3783.

Q. How much does it cost to register?

A. Each group requires a non-refundable, non-transferable Registration Fee. The amount is determined by the group and is typically about $40. Contact the group’s Parent Coordinator if you have any questions about how the Registration Fee is handled (ie. When will it be deposited?).

Q. How much does it cost?

A. Throughout the school year you will be responsible for:

  • Class tuition – your child is a student of the Co-op Preschool
  • Fundraising commitments
  • Any site-specific fees

PAC Scholarships are awarded every quarter. You can find more information here.

The parent/guardian who attends preschool will be a student of North Seattle College. Follow NSC’s Steps to Admission & Enrollment. As of Fall 2016, NSC tuition for Parent Education is $53.25/quarter.

Q. If I need to drop from the class, will my tuition be refunded?

A. Tuition is not generally refundable unless the class notice policy is followed. Any conditions under which a refund would be granted will vary by group.
Please ask the group’s Parent Coordinator for more information on their policy.

Q. If I need to drop from the class, will my tuition be refunded?

A. Tuition is not generally refundable unless the class notice policy is followed. Any conditions under which a refund would be granted will vary by group.
Please ask the group’s Parent Coordinator for more information on their policy.

Q. Who should attend Open Registration?

A. Anyone interested in learning more about and registering for NSC co-ops are encouraged to attend! However, please note infant classes run year round (unlike classes for older children that take a summer break). If you are interested in enrolling an infant, please complete the application form linked from the Openings & Contacts page any day of the year to apply to the Infant program.

Q. How do I enroll my currently enrolled child into a new class?

A. As a currently enrolled child, your child is eligible for Priority Registration at all programs throughout the NSC co-op system. Contact the parent coordinator at the school you would like your child to attend and complete a registration application before the end of the Priority Registration deadline.

Most programs require you tour their site prior to completing your application. Most schools also give preference to children currently enrolled in a class at their site and some schools give priority space assignments to alumni (children with an older sibling who previously attended the program). The parent coordinator at the school you are interested in attending can provide specific information regarding their Priority Registration rules. You will be notified on the day after the Priority Registration deadline as to whether you have received a space assignment in the program or have been placed on a waiting list.

Q. How do I enroll my currently enrolled child into a program at another NSC co-op location?

A. As a currently enrolled student, your child is eligible for Transfer Registration at all programs in the NSC co-op system. Contact the parent coordinator for the class you would like your child to attend and complete a registration application before the end of the Transfer Registration deadline. Most programs require that you tour their site prior to completing your application. All programs will request your current co-op information. Some programs give priority space assignments to alumni (children with an older sibling who previously attended the program). You will be notified on the day after the Transfer Registration deadline as to whether you have received a space assignment in the program or have been placed on a waiting list.

Q. How do I re-enroll my first year 3-5 student into the second year of the on-site 3-5s program?

A. As a currently enrolled 3-5 student, your child is eligible for Priority Registration for the second year at your co-op’s on-site 3-5s program. Contact your current 3-5s parent coordinator to complete a registration application before the Priority Registration deadline. You will be notified on the day after the Priority Registration deadline as to whether you have received a space assignment in the program or have been placed on a waiting list.

Q. How do I enroll my currently enrolled 3-5 A.M. (aka 3s program) student into the on-site 3-5s P.M. program (aka 4s program)?

A. As a currently enrolled 3-5 A.M. student, your child is eligible for Priority Registration in the on-site 3-5s P.M. program. Contact the parent coordinator for the on-site 3-5s P.M. class to complete a registration application before the Priority Registration deadline. Most programs require that you tour their site prior to completing your application. Some programs give priority space assignments to alumni (children who have an older sibling who previously attended the program). You will be notified on the day after the Priority Registration deadline as to whether you have received a space assignment in the program or have been placed on a waiting list.

Q. How do I enroll my currently enrolled 3-5 student into the Meadowbrook Pre-K
program?

A. Registration in this 5s program is ongoing on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the parent coordinator for the Meadowbrook Pre-K directly for information.