We meet on Tuesday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:30.
The daily schedule includes outdoor large motor play, circle time, snack, free play / parent education, and closing circle. Our classroom has areas for art activities, a sensory table, home center play, block area play, fine motor manipulative play, and gross motor active play (both indoors and outdoors). At circle time we sing songs, play with puppets and the flannel board, bring out musical instruments, and dance. After circle, we break into two groups: half of the parents meet with the parent educator to discuss parenting issues and concerns, while the other half works at various "stations" with the children.
Our preschool teacher, Monica Harris, has been teaching for 20 years with a total of over 7 years working with children. After graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, she went on to complete a Masterís in Vocal Pedagogy. She taught at The Merit Music Program in Chicago for two years and, after moving to Seattle, worked with childrenís theatres as Music Director and has her own children in cooperative preschool. She designs the curriculum and helps manage the classroom activities. She is very tuned-in with each and every student and allows for class flexibility based on each student's interests and energies.
There is street parking available, but it gets pretty tight. A parking person coordinates parking permits for everyone.