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 - Susannah Nelson

Susannah Nelson

This is Susannah's second year teaching the 3-5s class at Wedgwood Coop. Her kids attended and are attending Wedgwood and love it! Before staying home to be with her kids, Susannah taught for 10 years in Seattle Public Schools in a variety of age levels and subjects, kindergarten and art being her favorites. She has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Art from Whitworth University and a master's degree in Integrating Arts and Performance Learning. She loves creating an environment where kids can learn and grow in a play-based, hands-on way. She also loves supporting parents in their role as assistant teacher.

"The second I walked into Wedgwood as a prospective parent I knew it was the right place for me and my children. I want to continue fostering that sense of community and love of children as a teacher here."

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


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.