Wedgwood Co-op Preschool

Welcome to the 3-to-5s Class

Wedgwood Coop 3-5s Class meets Tuesday - Thursday mornings for all students. The Monday Kids (those eligible for kindergarten the following year) also meet on Monday afternoons.

The program offers a rich, child-centered curriculum based on imaginative play, creativity, and experiential activities. Frequent guests allow us to focus on a topic of interest that each child would like to learn more about. Guests have included an artist, dentist, veterinarian, soccer coaches, tea party queen, firefighters, babies, scientists, bug collector, farmer, dancers, pilot, musicians, gardeners, chefs, bus driver, paleontologist, storyteller, marine biologist, train engineer, and carpenter. We make great memories and capture our children's unique interests during their special weeks.

The focus in the classroom is on community; snack is done family style (children are encouraged to invite a friend to have snack with them), some areas of the classroom are "adult free" zones where children ask a friend for help if needed, and small groups are seen as families gathering for learning activities based on the interest of the children. Wedgwood has an indoor climbing room, giving children an outlet for stretching their minds and muscles and a new play space that provides two levels of play. The 3-5's Class offers children a safe and exciting place to explore the world.

Our Teacher - Katie Matesky

We welcome Katie Matesky as our new teacher!
Katie has a wealth of training and experience with early childhood education, including a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University. She has taught second grade, been a long-term kindergarten substitute, and an assistant preschool teacher. Additionally Katie has attended at Wedgwood as a parent for a combined three years with her two children. Katie's ability to effectively engage with the children is obvious, her calm demeanor is reassuring, and her past coop experience ensures that our cherished Wedgwood traditions continue.

3-5 Class Schedule

9:15-10:30 Activity Time and Clean Up
10:30-10:45 Opening Circle
10:45-11:00 Small Group
11:00-11:30 Outside Time
11:30-11:45 Sharing/Closing Circle

Time Commitments

  1. 3-5 Parents attend class with their children one day/week and act as assistant teachers
  2. Each parent has a job outside the classroom (For example: class chair, parent coordinator, equipment and repair, class photographer, substitute teacher)
  3. Two or three weekend cleanings of the school per year (takes approximately 3 hours)
  4. Monthly evening parent meeting includes class business and parent education

General 3-5 Class Information

Location

We are located at Faith Lutheran Church:

8208 18th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

(Our preschool entrance is on East side of building, through the alley and down the stairs)

Find out More

To apply, learn more or check for openings in our program please contact our parent co-ordinator through the openings listing.