Pre-3s Class

The Pre-3s Class is for children who will be two by August 31st. The class meets twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Next year we’re joining forces with Northeast Toddlers Cooperative Preschool and Latona Cooperative Preschool and moving to their classrooms on the North Seattle College campus. We’ll also be gaining their experienced and well-loved teachers and parent educators. Our Pre-3s Class will now be taught by Teacher Apurva.

University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Painting flowers with bottles - 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.

Read more about the Pre-3s Class on our future partner Latona’s page on the North Seattle Co-op Program website.

  • 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!
  • University-Ravenna Cooperative Preschool : Mixed media heart art - watercolor and crayon

Class Schedule

Our school days are:

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

Our schedule is:

  • Free play time at the various centers in the classroom, including art, science, gross motor, fine motor, kitchen, library, dramatic play, and sensory table
  • Circle time featuring songs, music and movement, stories, and more
  • Snack and small group time
  • Outside time on the playground
  • Closing circle time to say farewell

Teacher Apurva

Teacher Apurva has a PhD in Social Work from the University of Washington, with experience working with children in educational and therapy environments. She has been active in the North Seattle College cooperative preschool system since 2012, first as a parent and then as a teacher. You can hear a few of her songs on this co-op video, starting at 17:10. 

Parent Educator Betty Williams

Betty Williams has a BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University, and she received her MSW with an emphasis in working with children and families from the University of Washington. Since 2004, Betty has been working as a full-time instructor in Parent Education at North Seattle College (NSC), where she now coordinates the program as well as teaches four classes.


Class is held in a spacious, bright open floor plan classroom that contains all of our learning centers — including a dramatic play center, art center, library, sensory table, and more — facilitating easy movement between centers during free play time. There are also two dedicated outdoor spaces, a covered area directly connected to the classrooms and a large, uncovered area beyond that.

Parent Involvement

Parents work in the classroom once a week, assisting the teacher in an assigned role. Parents also attend monthly evening parent education classes led by their parent educator. 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 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 : Playing with toy cash registers in the Pre-3s Class

Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $90 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 $90 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 Admissions page.

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

Apply online to join our Pre-3s Class! We’re moving to the North Seattle Campus, so all applications should go through our future partner, Northeast Toddlers Cooperative Preschool!