Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool
Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool
Location
  • 1747 NE 106th Street
    Seattle, WA 98125

Contact Info

victoryheightscoop.org

Victory Heights Cooperative, in affiliation with North Seattle College, offers an affordable preschool experience while also providing early childhood education to parents.

Our School

Located in the former Victory Heights community club building, Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool has occupied the site for over 40 years. This stand alone building is adjacent to a park with an outdoor playground that serves an essential part of our program. We are the only cooperative preschool in NE Seattle with such facilities and park access.

Our Program

We offer classes for children ages 1-5 that will encourage your child’s socialization and play-based early education while building community for both children and parents. Our programs are child directed, hands on, and play–oriented with areas for art, sensory, dramatic and home play, table top and floor toys, books, snack and circle time. Each area has been designed for children to learn, explore and have fun in a safe and nurturing environment.  With the help of working parents in the classroom, our teachers provide children with developmentally appropriate and meaningful experiences.

Parent Role

One day per week, parents function as assistant teachers in the classroom. They also hold positions in the class co-op. Co-op business and parent education take place in a monthly meeting. These time commitments are vital in running the school and keep costs low.


Toddlers

Toddlers Co-op Details:

  • For children age 1 by August 31st
  • Meets: Thursdays 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Kerri Brown-Wooster Toddlers Teacher

Our teacher, Kerri Brown-Wooster hails from Stourbridge in England. She graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from University of Wolverhampton. There, she led a program using drama therapy and British sign language in the education of children with various disabilities. Since then, Kerri’s primary focus has been early childhood education with an emphasis on drama and creative play. In Seattle, she was a children’s teacher at the Parent Child Center at Seattle Central College from 2013 to 2016. Kerri’s bubbly personality captures the imagination of parents and children alike and her calm and even presence keeps their interest. She adores music and art and uses puppets and other playful tools during circle time. Her belief in the importance for early childhood development guides her work as she creates opportunities for focused play in a safe, engaging and creative environment.

In the Classroom

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.


Pre-3s

Pre-3s Co-op Details:

  • For children age 2 by August 31st
  • Meets: Tuesday/Thursday 9:15am to 11:15am

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheightspre3s@gmail.com

Pre-3s Class Schedule

9:00 Arrivals & Free Choice
9:45 Clean Up
9:50 Circle Time: Instruments & Story Time
10:05 Snack
10:25 Outdoor/Big Movement Play
10:45 Transition
10:50-11:00 Final Circle Time: Songs & Imagination Adventures/Puppets

Kerri Brown-Wooster Pre-3s Teacher

Our teacher, Kerri Brown-Wooster hails from Stourbridge in England. She graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from University of Wolverhampton. There, she led a program using drama therapy and British sign language in the education of children with various disabilities. Since then, Kerri’s primary focus has been early childhood education with an emphasis on drama and creative play. In Seattle, she was a children’s teacher at the Parent Child Center at Seattle Central College from 2013 to 2016. Kerri’s bubbly personality captures the imagination of parents and children alike and her calm and even presence keeps their interest. She adores music and art and uses puppets and other playful tools during circle time. Her belief in the importance for early childhood development guides her work as she creates opportunities for focused play in a safe, engaging and creative environment.

In the Classroom

Our program is play-based and child directed. We believe that children learn and grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically when they play in an environment that is both stimulating and nurturing.  We provide the children with open-ended activities in the art area, block area, dramatic play area, table toy area, sensory table area, and discovery/science area. Children also participate in a music circle, outdoor play and snack time. There are parents working in all the play areas so that they can provide support and guidance when needed.


3-4s

3-4s Co-op Details:

  • For children age 3 by August 31st
  • Meets: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:15am to 11:45am

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheights3to4@gmail.com

3-4s Class Schedule

9:00-10:00 Area Play *snack is included as one station.
10:00-10:05 Clean up
10:05-10:15 Welcome Circle
10:15-10:30 Small Group time
10:35-11:00 Outdoor time
11:00-11:05 Clean up and transition
11:05-11:30 Music and story circle

Alyssa Powers
3-4s Teacher

Our Teacher, Alyssa Powers has a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Literacy from Seattle University and a teaching certification through the University of Washington. She has worked with and taught children for over 15 years as a literacy program coordinator, reading specialist, and classroom teacher. As a local Seattleite, a Victory Heights Preschool alumni and neighbor, we are excited to have her return as our 3-4s teacher.

In the Classroom

The 3-4s preschool program provides many opportunities for creative and imaginative play. The children engage in open-ended art projects, lots of pretend play, block construction, sensory table play, storytelling and dramatization, concrete investigation of science and math concepts, and various types of manipulative activities. We encourage the children to share ideas, thoughts, and concerns in small and large groups. Those activities build confidence, self-esteem, and group cohesiveness. We provide a safe place where kids can learn about their world through play, while building lasting friendships.


4-5s

4-5s Co-op Details:

  • For children age 4 by August 31st
  • Meets: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 12:30pm to 3:30pm

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheights4to5@gmail.com

4-5s Class Schedule

12:30-1:00 Outdoor Play
1:00-1:50 Free Choice
1:50-2:00 Clean Up
2:00-2:30 Circle Time
2:30-2:45 Snack
2:45-3:00 Small Groups
3:00-3:30 Music Circle/Dismissal

 

Suzie Barrows 4-5s Teacher

Suzie Barrows received a Certificate of Early Childhood Education from North Seattle College and has been teaching preschool since 2001. Joining Victory Heights in 2006, she enthusiastically encourages creativity and exploration through play and a hands-on approach to learning.  Fundamentally, Suzie believes in making a connection to every child based on that child’s individual personality and temperament. A former co-op parent herself, Suzie has four children of her own.

In the Classroom

The 4-5s curriculum prepares children for kindergarten. The children engage in many opportunities to improve their academic and social skills. During free time, students improve verbal skills through telling stories and learning letters. The classroom discovery station provides hands-on time for measuring and experimentation through various science, math, and cooking projects. Activities to develop social skills include working together in small groups, assisting with clean-up and having a classroom “job” each week.

Last updated: August 1st, 2018, 08:47 pm

Victory Heights Cooperative, in affiliation with North Seattle College, offers an affordable preschool experience while also providing early childhood education to parents.

Our School

Located in the former Victory Heights community club building, Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool has occupied the site for over 40 years. This stand alone building is adjacent to a park with an outdoor playground that serves an essential part of our program. We are the only cooperative preschool in NE Seattle with such facilities and park access.

Our Program

We offer classes for children ages 1-5 that will encourage your child’s socialization and play-based early education while building community for both children and parents. Our programs are child directed, hands on, and play–oriented with areas for art, sensory, dramatic and home play, table top and floor toys, books, snack and circle time. Each area has been designed for children to learn, explore and have fun in a safe and nurturing environment.  With the help of working parents in the classroom, our teachers provide children with developmentally appropriate and meaningful experiences.

Parent Role

One day per week, parents function as assistant teachers in the classroom. They also hold positions in the class co-op. Co-op business and parent education take place in a monthly meeting. These time commitments are vital in running the school and keep costs low.


Toddlers

Toddlers Co-op Details:

  • For children age 1 by August 31st
  • Meets: Thursdays 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

Kerri Brown-Wooster Toddlers Teacher

Our teacher, Kerri Brown-Wooster hails from Stourbridge in England. She graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from University of Wolverhampton. There, she led a program using drama therapy and British sign language in the education of children with various disabilities. Since then, Kerri’s primary focus has been early childhood education with an emphasis on drama and creative play. In Seattle, she was a children’s teacher at the Parent Child Center at Seattle Central College from 2013 to 2016. Kerri’s bubbly personality captures the imagination of parents and children alike and her calm and even presence keeps their interest. She adores music and art and uses puppets and other playful tools during circle time. Her belief in the importance for early childhood development guides her work as she creates opportunities for focused play in a safe, engaging and creative environment.

In the Classroom

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.


Pre-3s

Pre-3s Co-op Details:

  • For children age 2 by August 31st
  • Meets: Tuesday/Thursday 9:15am to 11:15am

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheightspre3s@gmail.com

Pre-3s Class Schedule

9:00 Arrivals & Free Choice
9:45 Clean Up
9:50 Circle Time: Instruments & Story Time
10:05 Snack
10:25 Outdoor/Big Movement Play
10:45 Transition
10:50-11:00 Final Circle Time: Songs & Imagination Adventures/Puppets

Kerri Brown-Wooster Pre-3s Teacher

Our teacher, Kerri Brown-Wooster hails from Stourbridge in England. She graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from University of Wolverhampton. There, she led a program using drama therapy and British sign language in the education of children with various disabilities. Since then, Kerri’s primary focus has been early childhood education with an emphasis on drama and creative play. In Seattle, she was a children’s teacher at the Parent Child Center at Seattle Central College from 2013 to 2016. Kerri’s bubbly personality captures the imagination of parents and children alike and her calm and even presence keeps their interest. She adores music and art and uses puppets and other playful tools during circle time. Her belief in the importance for early childhood development guides her work as she creates opportunities for focused play in a safe, engaging and creative environment.

In the Classroom

Our program is play-based and child directed. We believe that children learn and grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically when they play in an environment that is both stimulating and nurturing.  We provide the children with open-ended activities in the art area, block area, dramatic play area, table toy area, sensory table area, and discovery/science area. Children also participate in a music circle, outdoor play and snack time. There are parents working in all the play areas so that they can provide support and guidance when needed.


3-4s

3-4s Co-op Details:

  • For children age 3 by August 31st
  • Meets: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:15am to 11:45am

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheights3to4@gmail.com

3-4s Class Schedule

9:00-10:00 Area Play *snack is included as one station.
10:00-10:05 Clean up
10:05-10:15 Welcome Circle
10:15-10:30 Small Group time
10:35-11:00 Outdoor time
11:00-11:05 Clean up and transition
11:05-11:30 Music and story circle

Alyssa Powers
3-4s Teacher

Our Teacher, Alyssa Powers has a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Literacy from Seattle University and a teaching certification through the University of Washington. She has worked with and taught children for over 15 years as a literacy program coordinator, reading specialist, and classroom teacher. As a local Seattleite, a Victory Heights Preschool alumni and neighbor, we are excited to have her return as our 3-4s teacher.

In the Classroom

The 3-4s preschool program provides many opportunities for creative and imaginative play. The children engage in open-ended art projects, lots of pretend play, block construction, sensory table play, storytelling and dramatization, concrete investigation of science and math concepts, and various types of manipulative activities. We encourage the children to share ideas, thoughts, and concerns in small and large groups. Those activities build confidence, self-esteem, and group cohesiveness. We provide a safe place where kids can learn about their world through play, while building lasting friendships.


4-5s

4-5s Co-op Details:

  • For children age 4 by August 31st
  • Meets: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 12:30pm to 3:30pm

For enrollment and cost information: victoryheights4to5@gmail.com

4-5s Class Schedule

12:30-1:00 Outdoor Play
1:00-1:50 Free Choice
1:50-2:00 Clean Up
2:00-2:30 Circle Time
2:30-2:45 Snack
2:45-3:00 Small Groups
3:00-3:30 Music Circle/Dismissal

 

Suzie Barrows 4-5s Teacher

Suzie Barrows received a Certificate of Early Childhood Education from North Seattle College and has been teaching preschool since 2001. Joining Victory Heights in 2006, she enthusiastically encourages creativity and exploration through play and a hands-on approach to learning.  Fundamentally, Suzie believes in making a connection to every child based on that child’s individual personality and temperament. A former co-op parent herself, Suzie has four children of her own.

In the Classroom

The 4-5s curriculum prepares children for kindergarten. The children engage in many opportunities to improve their academic and social skills. During free time, students improve verbal skills through telling stories and learning letters. The classroom discovery station provides hands-on time for measuring and experimentation through various science, math, and cooking projects. Activities to develop social skills include working together in small groups, assisting with clean-up and having a classroom “job” each week.

Last updated: August 1st, 2018, 08:47 pm