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 Teacher Christi.

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 sushi with Teacher Christi 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 : Reading a story during Circle Time with Teacher Christi in the Pre-3s Class
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Painting flowers with bottles - we love messy art!
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Making tacos in the Pre-3s Class

Class Schedule

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

Curious about our classroom space?

Teacher Christi

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Pre-3s Class taught by Teacher Christi

Teacher Christi has taught our Pre-3s Class since 2008. She uses her vast skill set to help kids develop creativity, social skills, emotional intelligence, scientific curiosity, literacy, imaginative play, fine and large motor skills, math concepts, Spanish, and a lifelong love of learning.

Teacher Christi also owns Wedgwood Drama Studio, teaches drama at many local schools, and has over 15 years of experience as a professional actor and arts educator. She is a Northeast Seattle mom of three children and a Positive Discipline Parenting Educator.

We are very excited to share that Teacher Christi was featured in the August 2019 issue of Northeast Seattle Living magazine! Read more here.

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.

Parent Involvement

Parents work in the classroom once a week, assisting Teacher Christi 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.

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.


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.


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!