Wedgwood 3-5s
Wedgwood Cooperative Preschool
Age Groups:
Schedule:

Tuesday 9:15 – 11:45 am
Wednesday 9:15 – 11:45 am
Thursday 9:15 – 11:45 am

Pre-K also meets: Monday 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Status: Enrolling
Waiting List: None
Class Contact Info:

3-5s@wedgwoodcoop.org

  • 8208 18th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98115

Wedgwood Coop 3-5s Class meets Tuesday – Thursday mornings for all students. The Monday Kids (those eligible for kindergarten the following year) also meet on Monday afternoons.

The program offers a rich, child-centered curriculum based on imaginative play, creativity, and experiential activities. Frequent guests allow us to focus on a topic of interest that each child would like to learn more about. Guests have included an artist, dentist, veterinarian, soccer coaches, tea party queen, firefighters, babies, scientists, bug collector, farmer, dancers, pilot, musicians, gardeners, chefs, bus driver, paleontologist, storyteller, marine biologist, train engineer, and carpenter. We make great memories and capture our children’s unique interests during their special weeks.

The focus in the classroom is on community; snack is done family style (children are encouraged to invite a friend to have snack with them), some areas of the classroom are “adult free” zones where children ask a friend for help if needed, and small groups are seen as families gathering for learning activities based on the interest of the children. Wedgwood has an indoor climbing room, giving children an outlet for stretching their minds and muscles and a new play space that provides two levels of play. The 3-5’s Class offers children a safe and exciting place to explore the world.

3-5s Class Teacher – Katie Matesky

Katie Matesky has been a part of Wedgwood Co-op since 2014, as a parent for three years and now enjoys being the 3-5s Teacher. She has a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University and has classroom experience teaching Kindergarten and Second Grade.

Katie sees great value in the self-directed play of young children. She aims to keep the classroom child-centered and to get the class outside to play every day. Katie engages with the children in spontaneous lessons as they arise in addition to leading informal song, game and literacy gatherings of the class as a whole. Katie appreciates the joy, humor, respect and support that Wedgwood families bring to the co-operative classroom experience.

3-5 Class Schedule

9:15-10:30 Activity Time and Clean Up
10:30-10:45 Opening Circle
10:45-11:00 Small Group
11:00-11:30 Outside Time
11:30-11:45 Sharing/Closing Circle

Time Commitments

  1. 3-5 Parents attend class with their children one day/week and act as assistant teachers
  2. Each parent has a job outside the classroom (For example: class chair, parent coordinator, equipment and repair, class photographer, substitute teacher)
  3. Two or three weekend cleanings of the school per year (takes approximately 3 hours)
  4. Monthly evening parent meeting includes class business and parent education

General 3-5 Class Information

  • Meets Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. (also Monday 12 noon – 3:00 p.m. for age 4 years by August 31
  • Age: 3 years by August 31
  • Cost 2018-19: Tuition $160/month ($204 for Monday kids) + North Seattle College Tuition $53.25/quarter
  • For more information, contact our Parent Coordinator

Last updated: September 9th, 2018, 08:13 am

Wedgwood Coop 3-5s Class meets Tuesday – Thursday mornings for all students. The Monday Kids (those eligible for kindergarten the following year) also meet on Monday afternoons.

The program offers a rich, child-centered curriculum based on imaginative play, creativity, and experiential activities. Frequent guests allow us to focus on a topic of interest that each child would like to learn more about. Guests have included an artist, dentist, veterinarian, soccer coaches, tea party queen, firefighters, babies, scientists, bug collector, farmer, dancers, pilot, musicians, gardeners, chefs, bus driver, paleontologist, storyteller, marine biologist, train engineer, and carpenter. We make great memories and capture our children’s unique interests during their special weeks.

The focus in the classroom is on community; snack is done family style (children are encouraged to invite a friend to have snack with them), some areas of the classroom are “adult free” zones where children ask a friend for help if needed, and small groups are seen as families gathering for learning activities based on the interest of the children. Wedgwood has an indoor climbing room, giving children an outlet for stretching their minds and muscles and a new play space that provides two levels of play. The 3-5’s Class offers children a safe and exciting place to explore the world.

3-5s Class Teacher – Katie Matesky

Katie Matesky has been a part of Wedgwood Co-op since 2014, as a parent for three years and now enjoys being the 3-5s Teacher. She has a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University and has classroom experience teaching Kindergarten and Second Grade.

Katie sees great value in the self-directed play of young children. She aims to keep the classroom child-centered and to get the class outside to play every day. Katie engages with the children in spontaneous lessons as they arise in addition to leading informal song, game and literacy gatherings of the class as a whole. Katie appreciates the joy, humor, respect and support that Wedgwood families bring to the co-operative classroom experience.

3-5 Class Schedule

9:15-10:30 Activity Time and Clean Up
10:30-10:45 Opening Circle
10:45-11:00 Small Group
11:00-11:30 Outside Time
11:30-11:45 Sharing/Closing Circle

Time Commitments

  1. 3-5 Parents attend class with their children one day/week and act as assistant teachers
  2. Each parent has a job outside the classroom (For example: class chair, parent coordinator, equipment and repair, class photographer, substitute teacher)
  3. Two or three weekend cleanings of the school per year (takes approximately 3 hours)
  4. Monthly evening parent meeting includes class business and parent education

General 3-5 Class Information

  • Meets Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. (also Monday 12 noon – 3:00 p.m. for age 4 years by August 31
  • Age: 3 years by August 31
  • Cost 2018-19: Tuition $160/month ($204 for Monday kids) + North Seattle College Tuition $53.25/quarter
  • For more information, contact our Parent Coordinator

Last updated: September 9th, 2018, 08:13 am