NorthLeaf Pre-3s
NorthLeaf Campus Cooperative Preschool
Age Groups:
Schedule:

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

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Class 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.

  • Instructional Building, Rooms 1304 and 1405/1407
    North Seattle College Campus
    9600 College Way N
    Seattle, WA 98103

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

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