University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Is now enrolling
3-5s Class, Open House, Pre-3s Class

Now Enrolling for 2021-2022!

The University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Pre-3s Class and 3-5s Class!

This program is a great opportunity to expose your child to a wonderful play-based education, to give your child a safe environment for what might be their first drop-off experience, and to learn more about parenting from our excellent teachers. We know you’ll love it here as much as we do.

Learn about our upcoming Sing-Along and Virtual Open House, applying online, our plans for next year, and more below.


University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Invites you to our all-school open house - Open House!

Sing-Along and Virtual Open House

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

We’ll bring the music, stories, and fun—you can bring your whole family. There will be opportunities to talk to our teachers, see how our preschool works, and ask questions. Current families are also welcome to join.

RSVP to get the Zoom link for this fun, free event.



Apply Online

Applying is easy. Everything is now done online. We encourage you to explore our website, reach out to us with your questions, tour our classes, and then apply!

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool - Welcome to preschool chalkboard next to colorful sorting station

Join us! We’d love to welcome you to our preschool!


University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Playing on our Observation Deck

New to our school? We recommend starting on our Prospective Families page.


Our Classes

We offer two classes for children ages two to five.

– Pre-3s Class –

This 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 –

This 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.


Application Deadlines

Applications for the 2021-2022 preschool year will be processed according to the schedule created by the North Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Program:

  • Priority Registration –  Before February 1, 2021 
    1. Students currently enrolled in our 3-5s Class who are returning to the same class
    2. Students currently enrolled in our Pre-3s Class with alumni status from a sibling previously or currently enrolled in our 3-5s Class
    3. Students currently enrolled in our Pre-3s Class
    4. Age-appropriate child with alumni status from a sibling previously or currently enrolled in our preschool
    5. Students currently enrolled in a Toddlers Class in any other NSC cooperative preschool
  • Transfer and Open Registration – Beginning February 1, 2020 
    1. Students currently enrolled in another NSC cooperative preschool
    2. Students who apply online now through February 1, 2020
    3. Students who apply after February 1, 2020 on a rolling basis

You will be notified the day after the appropriate registration deadline as to the status of your application.

A non-refundable registration fee of $40 is due within 48 hours of admission notification to accept a spot in one of our classes. Your registration fee must be received before the beginning of the next registration stage, or your space will be made available for the next round of applicants.


North Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Program

We are part of the North Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Program. Their mission is to provide both a high-quality, affordable preschool education for children and education and support for parents. Watch their video to learn more about the benefits of being a part of this program.


Plans for Next Year

We hope to be in the classroom again in the fall, but that decision will depend upon the evolving public health situation. We will continue to follow recommended safety standards, including guidelines set by North Seattle College, Public Health, and Washington state’s Organization of Parenting Education Programs (OPEP).

This year our school days are different due to the pandemic, but our classes are still incredibly fun. Most importantly, our students are still thriving. Learn more about how we’ve adapted here.

In a typical year, which we hope next year will be, class is held in the spacious, bright lower level of the Ravenna Collaboratory.


  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Outdoor playground at Bryant Elementary School
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Playdough in the Home Center
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Painting with toy trucks - we love messy art!
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Making important calls while driving a pretend car - dramatic play in the 3-5s Class
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Painting flowers with bottles - we love messy art!
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Making tacos in the Pre-3s Class
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Our large Sensory Table is filled with a different material each week
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Painting Flower Pots - we love messy art!
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Mixed media heart art - watercolor and crayon
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Class is held in the spacious, bright basement of the Ravenna Collaboratory (unaffiliated)
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Finger painting - we love messy art!
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Learning basic math skills using scales and colorful objects
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Playing with toy cash registers in the Pre-3s Class - one open floor plan classroom contains all of our learning centers
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Walking outside using a child safety walking rope
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Hammering nails into wood - woodworking - teaching practical skills
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Interpretive carrot art - we love messy art!
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Field trip to Kelsey Creek Farm with the 3-5s Class
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Outdoor playground at Bryant Elementary School
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Parent Education taught by Teacher Kristin
  • U-Ravenna Co-op - Off to great places!

More Questions?

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Using scissors, stamps, cookie cutters, and rolling pins with play dough

Do you have other questions about how our preschool works? Check out our frequently asked questions page.


Join Now!

If your child is of the appropriate age to join one of our current classes, we hope you’ll consider joining us now! We still have a few spots open in both of our classes. Contact either our Pre-3s Class Parent Coordinator or our 3-5s Class Parent Coordinator to let them know you’re interested and then apply online.


Interested in seeing even more? Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to see more of what we’ve been up to.