Pre-3s Class

The Pre-3s Class is for children who will be two by August 31st. The class meets twice weekly and is taught by our interim co-teachers Teacher Nicole and Teacher Kristin.

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Painting with toy trucks - we love messy art!

Our class enjoys finding creative ways to make art.

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Making tacos in the Pre-3s Class

Our class loves cooking snacks, like making our own sushi rolls, kale chips, and muffins.


  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Outdoor playground at Bryant Elementary School
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Playdough in the Home Center
  • 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 : Painting flowers with bottles - we love messy art!

Class Schedule

In a typical year, our school days are:

  • Tuesday — 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Friday — 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Our schedule is:

  • Outside time on the playground
  • Free play time at the various centers in the classroom, including art, science, gross motor, fine motor, kitchen, library, dramatic play, and sensory table
  • Snack time
  • Circle time featuring songs in English and Spanish, music and movement, stories, and more

To learn how our class schedule has changed due to the pandemic, please contact our Pre-3s Class Parent Coordinator for up-to-date information.


Teacher Nicole

Teacher Nicole is excited to be the interim co-teacher for the University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool’s Pre-3s Class.  With a background in music, she has previously worked in various Northeast Seattle preschools for nearly 8 years bringing music and storytelling to many young students. Teacher Nicole is also the Teacher for our 3-5s Class.

She believes preschool should be a fun, engaging environment where children are encouraged to play while learning to cooperate with others and cultivate their independence. Through collaboration with parents, she hopes to instill a lifelong love of learning.

When not teaching, Teacher Nicole can be spotted in and around the neighborhood running with friends, taking neighborhood walks with her husband, two children and their dog, carpooling those same children to various activities, or possibly sitting on her front porch, singing. 


Teacher Kristin

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Parent Education taught by Teacher Kristin

Teacher Kristin is also excited to be an interim co-teacher for the University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool’s Pre-3s Class. She has 20 years of experience in the early childhood field, specializing in early childhood Special Education.

Teacher Kristin is also the Parent Educator for our 3-5s Class. For 11 years before becoming a parent educator, she coordinated classroom accommodations for children with disabilities and supported outreach parent groups to underserved populations with a local Head Start in Seattle.

She shares her home with her husband, three kids, and two look-alike cats. She is a potter, a Barre fitness instructor, and, recently, an avid runner. Other hobbies include home construction projects and working outside in the yard.


Parent Educator Lea Evans

Lea Evans is the Parent Educator for the Pre-3s Class. She has been on the Parent Education faculty at North Seattle College since 2018 and has taught and advised adult students in various subjects, states, and countries since 2001. 

Since her son was born in 2013, she has focused much more on supporting families. Her son attended a co-op preschool here in Seattle and is currently enjoying elementary school. Lea is thrilled to be a part of the U-Ravenna community.


Classroom

Class is held in a spacious, bright open floor plan classroom that contains all of our learning centers — including a home center, sensory table, large muscle equipment, art, library, and more — facilitating easy movement between centers during free play time. We use the playground at Bryant Elementary School for outdoor recess.


Parent Involvement

Parents work in the classroom once a week, assisting Teacher Nicole and Teacher Kristin in an assigned role. Parents also attend monthly evening parent education classes led by Lea Evans. And, parents hold volunteer administration jobs to keep the preschool running smoothly behind the scenes. Jobs include Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Parent Coordinator, Scheduler, Photographer, and more.

Our preschool allows babes-in-arms. Newborn infants up to one year of age can attend class for their older sibling with their enrolled caregiver as long as they can remain in a carrier or wrap.


Tuition

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Playing with toy cash registers in the Pre-3s Class

Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is $107 per month. Scholarships are available. In addition, the North Seattle College parent education tuition is approximately $54 per quarter.

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Our major fundraiser of the year is the Annual Wreath Sale

Families are also asked to help raise $100 over the course of the year through our fundraisers. Our major fundraiser of the year is the Annual Wreath Sale.


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? Or, how our Pre-3s Class differs from NSC Toddlers Classes? If so, check out our frequently asked questions page.


Enrollment

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Playing on our Observation Deck

For more information about enrollment, please visit the Prospective Families page.

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

Apply online to join our Pre-3s Class!