Meadowbrook Fives
Meadowbrook Cooperative Preschool
Age Groups:
Schedule:

Tuesday 12:00 – 3:00pm
Wednesday 12:00 – 3:00pm
Thursday 12:00 – 3:00pm
Friday 12:00 – 3:00pm

2017-18

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None

2018-19

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Class Contact Info:

meadowbrookfiveschair@gmail.com

Our Program

Our program is designed to meet the needs of the older preschool child who will benefit from a year of pre-K in a class of five-year-old peers. Our goals are to develop social competence and strengthen math and literacy skills for kindergarten readiness. We believe that children learn best in a nurturing, playful, child-centered environment.

Our classroom community helps children develop the social skills needed to succeed in school. We promote self-esteem, confidence, and respect for ourselves and others. We help the children become responsible and independent by providing them with opportunities to make choices and to be helpers in the classroom, and we emphasize cultural awareness and the value of cooperation and teamwork. These skills are developed during activities and dramatic play. There is an emphasis on the unique abilities each child brings to the classroom.

Our program will give the children a chance to explore pre-math concepts and pre-reading concepts in both large and small group settings. We emphasize exploring the environment and nature around us as the best introduction to science concepts, plus hands-on experiments and activities at the discovery table. The creative arts are a big part of our classroom and the children engage their imaginations through dramatic play, story-telling, book making, music, and art media. The children will use materials in their own way, allowing for different learning styles and leaving room for creative expression which will make learning joyful and fun. Our emergent style of curriculum development promotes a collaborative learning environment with an emphasis on respect for ourselves and others and theme based exploration of topics.

Our Teacher – Cleo Kopp

Our new teacher, Cleo Kopp, is looking forward to her first year of teaching the 5’s class at Meadowbrook this fall and is excited to have the chance to develop a classroom with play based curriculum which encourages hands-on, discovery learning and many opportunities for creative experience and imaginative play. Her goal as an early childhood educator is to instill a deep love of learning and to foster social interaction and teamwork.

Cleo is an experienced and certified teacher and comes to us with many years teaching kindergarten and 1st grade. She has a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Elementary Education and a Kindergarten Endorsement from the University of North Dakota and now has her teaching certification in Washington state as well as North Dakota. Cleo was introduced to the coop model this year as a member of Teacher Wyly’s pre-3 class and has found she really loves the concept and practice of coop, and is excited about working with the 5’s group this coming year. She has been the teacher substitute for Teacher Wyly and has loved the experience.

Cleo moved to Seattle 9 months ago to be near to her children and enjoy her grandchildren. She lives with her husband and a turtle in the Wedgwood neighborhood.

Eligibility

To enroll in a Fives Class children should typically be age 5 by December 31 of the new school year.

Last updated: January 25th, 2018, 03:56 pm

Our Program

Our program is designed to meet the needs of the older preschool child who will benefit from a year of pre-K in a class of five-year-old peers. Our goals are to develop social competence and strengthen math and literacy skills for kindergarten readiness. We believe that children learn best in a nurturing, playful, child-centered environment.

Our classroom community helps children develop the social skills needed to succeed in school. We promote self-esteem, confidence, and respect for ourselves and others. We help the children become responsible and independent by providing them with opportunities to make choices and to be helpers in the classroom, and we emphasize cultural awareness and the value of cooperation and teamwork. These skills are developed during activities and dramatic play. There is an emphasis on the unique abilities each child brings to the classroom.

Our program will give the children a chance to explore pre-math concepts and pre-reading concepts in both large and small group settings. We emphasize exploring the environment and nature around us as the best introduction to science concepts, plus hands-on experiments and activities at the discovery table. The creative arts are a big part of our classroom and the children engage their imaginations through dramatic play, story-telling, book making, music, and art media. The children will use materials in their own way, allowing for different learning styles and leaving room for creative expression which will make learning joyful and fun. Our emergent style of curriculum development promotes a collaborative learning environment with an emphasis on respect for ourselves and others and theme based exploration of topics.

Our Teacher – Cleo Kopp

Our new teacher, Cleo Kopp, is looking forward to her first year of teaching the 5’s class at Meadowbrook this fall and is excited to have the chance to develop a classroom with play based curriculum which encourages hands-on, discovery learning and many opportunities for creative experience and imaginative play. Her goal as an early childhood educator is to instill a deep love of learning and to foster social interaction and teamwork.

Cleo is an experienced and certified teacher and comes to us with many years teaching kindergarten and 1st grade. She has a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Elementary Education and a Kindergarten Endorsement from the University of North Dakota and now has her teaching certification in Washington state as well as North Dakota. Cleo was introduced to the coop model this year as a member of Teacher Wyly’s pre-3 class and has found she really loves the concept and practice of coop, and is excited about working with the 5’s group this coming year. She has been the teacher substitute for Teacher Wyly and has loved the experience.

Cleo moved to Seattle 9 months ago to be near to her children and enjoy her grandchildren. She lives with her husband and a turtle in the Wedgwood neighborhood.

Eligibility

To enroll in a Fives Class children should typically be age 5 by December 31 of the new school year.

Last updated: January 25th, 2018, 03:56 pm