Saturday Toddler Co-Op Preschool

Welcome to Saturday Toddler Co-op Preschool

The toddler years are filled with many exciting milestones, as toddlers learn to walk, to talk, and to actively explore and interpret the world around them. Our program provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment. Toddlers must be 12-36 months by August 31 of the year they attend the preschool. Parents must attend parent meetings twice a quarter (scheduled in the evenings), which focus on parenting and child development issues as well as co-op business. Also, as the co-op is run by parents, parents are expected to hold a committee position. Families may attend a day and evening or Saturday class if they wish. We meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30am in Instruction Building room 1405.

Our Schedule

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, the flannel board, 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 Teacher

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.

Location and Parking

The class is on the Northeast corner of the North Seattle College campus, in Room 1405/1407 of the Instructional Building. The address is 9600 College Way N. Directions are available at the NSC Maps & Directions page.

Enrollment

Please contact our parent coordinator.