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 Lunch/Announcements
11:55- 12:35 Parent Ed/Area Play
12:35-12:40 Clean Up/Transition
12:40-12:55 Circle Time
12:55-1:00 Stamps and Goodbyes

Monica Harris

Monica Harris has been teaching for over 20 years, ten of which have been with children. Graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Monica received a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy. With experience ranging from Music Director to Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool parent, Monica emphasizes child-directed play with vocal descriptive language. Children gravitate to the energy Monica brings to the classroom.

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

8:45-9:00 Early Birds
9:00-10:00 Area Play
10:00-10:05 Clean Up
10:05-10:10 Circle
10:10-10:40 Outside Play
10:40-10:45 Transition
10:45-11:00 Music Circle

Marianne Marshall

Our teacher, Marianne Marshall has a B.A. in Child Development, an elementary school credential, and an early childhood development credential. Marianne first taught at the Center for Early Education in southern California for four years.  She has over 34 years of teaching experience in cooperative preschools in Seattle, primarily at Victory Heights. Marianne also participated as a coop parent for five years. Marianne believes that children should learn through play, so that the learning is joyful and meaningful. The children practice social skills such as negotiation and problem solving, leading to the development of empathy and kindness. The emphasis in the play areas is on discovery and creativity.

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
10:00-10:05 Clean Up
10:05-10:20 Transition Circle
10:20-10:35 Snack/Small Group
10:35-11:05 Outdoor Play
11:05-11:10 Transition
11:10-11:30 Music and Story Circle

Our teacher, Marianne Marshall has a B.A. in Child Development, an elementary school credential, and an early childhood development credential. Marianne first taught at the Center for Early Education in southern California for four years.  She has over 34 years of teaching experience in cooperative preschools in Seattle, primarily at Victory Heights. Marianne also participated as a coop parent for five years. Marianne believes that children should learn through play, so that the learning is joyful and meaningful. The children practice social skills such as negotiation and problem solving, leading to the development of empathy and kindness. The emphasis in the play areas is on discovery and creativity.

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, story telling 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

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: March 16th, 2018, 09:49 am

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 Lunch/Announcements
11:55- 12:35 Parent Ed/Area Play
12:35-12:40 Clean Up/Transition
12:40-12:55 Circle Time
12:55-1:00 Stamps and Goodbyes

Monica Harris

Monica Harris has been teaching for over 20 years, ten of which have been with children. Graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Monica received a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy. With experience ranging from Music Director to Victory Heights Cooperative Preschool parent, Monica emphasizes child-directed play with vocal descriptive language. Children gravitate to the energy Monica brings to the classroom.

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

8:45-9:00 Early Birds
9:00-10:00 Area Play
10:00-10:05 Clean Up
10:05-10:10 Circle
10:10-10:40 Outside Play
10:40-10:45 Transition
10:45-11:00 Music Circle

Marianne Marshall

Our teacher, Marianne Marshall has a B.A. in Child Development, an elementary school credential, and an early childhood development credential. Marianne first taught at the Center for Early Education in southern California for four years.  She has over 34 years of teaching experience in cooperative preschools in Seattle, primarily at Victory Heights. Marianne also participated as a coop parent for five years. Marianne believes that children should learn through play, so that the learning is joyful and meaningful. The children practice social skills such as negotiation and problem solving, leading to the development of empathy and kindness. The emphasis in the play areas is on discovery and creativity.

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
10:00-10:05 Clean Up
10:05-10:20 Transition Circle
10:20-10:35 Snack/Small Group
10:35-11:05 Outdoor Play
11:05-11:10 Transition
11:10-11:30 Music and Story Circle

Our teacher, Marianne Marshall has a B.A. in Child Development, an elementary school credential, and an early childhood development credential. Marianne first taught at the Center for Early Education in southern California for four years.  She has over 34 years of teaching experience in cooperative preschools in Seattle, primarily at Victory Heights. Marianne also participated as a coop parent for five years. Marianne believes that children should learn through play, so that the learning is joyful and meaningful. The children practice social skills such as negotiation and problem solving, leading to the development of empathy and kindness. The emphasis in the play areas is on discovery and creativity.

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, story telling 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

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: March 16th, 2018, 09:49 am