Play-based Preschool Education
For over thirty years we’ve been supporting our students’ play — focusing on their social-emotional learning and preparing them for success as they grow.
Join us! We’re now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 classes. Our 2020-2021 Pre-3s and 3-5s Classes also have a few spots still available. Apply now!
We are looking for a caring, creative, enthusiastic, experienced teacher who is passionate about cooperative education to lead our Pre-3s Class for the 2021-2022 school year.
Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.O. Fred Donaldson
COVID-19 Safety Plan
This winter while King County is in Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start plan, we’re offering hybrid options for our Pre-3s and 3-5s classes that include virtual learning through interactive online classes and in-person learning through small-group outdoor classes. We are able to meet in person because we as a community have agreed to abide by some practical health guidelines.
– Pre-3s Class –
The Pre-3s Class is for children who will be two by August 31st. It meets twice weekly, on Tuesday and Friday mornings, and is taught by Teachers Nicole and Kristin.
– 3-5s Class –
The 3-5s Class is for children who will be between the ages of three and five by August 31st. It meets four times weekly and is taught by Teacher Nicole.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.Fred Rodgers
In the Neighborhood
We are located a few blocks off of Northeast 65th Street and 35th Avenue Northeast, just across the street from Bryant Elementary School and a couple blocks south of Assumption-St. Bridget School. Class is held in the spacious, bright basement of the Ravenna Collaboratory (unaffiliated). We use the playground at Bryant Elementary School (unaffiliated) for outdoor recess.
Open Floor Plan Classroom
One open floor plan classroom contains all of our learning centers — including a home center, dramatic play center, art center, library, sensory table, climbing center, and more — facilitating easy movement between centers during free play time.
Education for Parents, too!
We are part of the North Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Program. Their mission is to provide high-quality, affordable preschool education for children and education and support for parents. Each of our classes has a dedicated Parent Educator who works with their class every week and leads monthly evening parent education classes specifically tailored for their class.
All play is associated with intense thought activity and rapid intellectual growth. The highest form of research is essentially play.Neville V. Scarfe