2019-20 Class Descriptions
For all of our Coop Preschool classes, there are a few components that are important to understand. The Coop model thrives from joint teacher and parent interactions and ownership of the preschool. Each class has a professional teacher as well as expectations on parental involvement, such as "working" in the classroom at least weekly on a schedule appropriate for the age of the children. A caregiver such as a grandparent or nanny is allowed to participate instead of a parent if that works best for your schedule.
In addition, there is a monthly parent education meeting where professional parent educators from the Seattle Central College lead a discussion on topics selected by the parents. Our parents have found the Coop a compelling and rewarding model when we all work together to provide the best learning and play environment for our children - feel free to reach out for a chat or to learn more if you have questions on the Coop model.
Check out how we fully prepare children for Kindergarten, through our play-based curriculum - view the details here!
A parent or caretaker attends each class with their child for the Infant Plus Program. This class meets once a week mid-day from 12:00pm - 1:30pm and is intended to be a mixed age class focusing on Infants from Birth to 1 and their older siblings up to age 5 (each child must be enrolled in the class). Debbie is the teacher and the monthly tuition is $80.
A parent or caretaker attends each class with the child for the Tots program. This class meets twice-weekly in the evening on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. Erica is the teacher and the monthly tuition is $160.
Toddlers Class (age 2 by Sept 1, 2019)
The Toddlers class is offered twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:30am and Debbie is the teacher. The monthly tuition is $239. A parent or caregiver only attends one class a week with the child.
Preschool Class (ages 3-5 by Sept 1, 2019)
The Preschool class is offered three times weekly, from 9:00am-1:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Elizabeth is the teacher. The monthly tuition is $348. A parent or caregiver attends one class a week with their child. Children enrolled in this class can also enroll in the Preschool Extension and Preschool Enrichment classes (see below).
Preschool Extension (age 3-5 by Sept 1, 2019)
The Preschool Extension class is open to all children enrolled in the Preschool class (see above). This add-on class will be held on Wednesdays from 1:00pm-3:30pm, and creates a full day of preschool once a week to help prepare for a Kindergarten schedule. Mary Ellen is the teacher and the additional monthly tuition is $103.
Preschool Enrichment (age 3-5 by Sept 1, 2019)
The Preschool Enrichment classes are open to all children enrolled in the Preschool class (see above). This add-on class will be held on Mondays with a varying time between 1:00pm and 3:30pm. The Enrichment program will consist of rotating 6-8 week sessions taught within the Preschool by outside vendors contracted with CHCP. Enrichment subjects, times, and cost TBD.