Our day includes a free play time when children are able to move about freely choosing from a wide variety of experiences, a circle time with songs, finger-plays and stories, a snack time, an outdoor play time and a quick goodbye circle. Exploration and discovery and mastery of new materials are exciting for two's and our class room offers lots of opportunities to do this.
The free play time is an opportunity to explore:
Large-motor activity time includes getting outside as often as possible and letting the children run, climb the hillside and play along the paths, play ball or ride trikes on the flat paved area, or dig in the huge sandbox. We are enjoying our new play area and love how the children have used it imaginatively and creatively.
During the day, children have the opportunity to take initiative through choice, practice co-operation and learn social skills in large and small groups, and persevere through tasks in a supportive environment. It is a very supportive environment for beginning separation from your child and helping children learn independence skills and an opportunity for children to learn to love the idea of "school".
Teacher Karen has been a coop parent for the past 5 years with her own two children and she is excited to be joining the NSC coop teaching family. She has a BS in Kinesiology and past experience teaching preschool and working in an after school program for elementary students. She loves the joy she finds in observing the 2 year old child playing and exploring in the coop classroom and is looking forward to setting up the experiences in the classroom which enable children to develop their natural interests and abilities.
Karen lives with her husband, 2 daughters, and a cat in the Maple Leaf neighborhood and enjoys cooking, exploring new places, and searching for the best Mexican food in Seattle.
To enroll in the Pre-3s class, children should be at least age 2 by the time their preschool begins in September.
For details of the costs, schedule and openings in our programs please contact the parent co-ordinator of the program you are interested in. Parent co-ordinators are listed on the openings listing.
To contact the school directly please call: (206) 362-0067.