Open House!

We welcome you to come explore our school, meet current families and learn about how amazing our teachers Charlotte and Erin are at our Open House. On January 9th from 1pm-3pm we will open our doors and invite you to come explore where we learn and play.

We have classes for 1 to 5 year olds, with an outdoor playground and experiential learning curriculum. Field trips, fun and friendships combine to create a wonderful environment for your children to learn.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!


Salmon at Carkeek Park!

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Our Pre-K Program got to experience nature and science as they explored local Carkeek Park this past week to see the returning salmon. Teacher Erin took the kids on a walk around the park to learn first hand about the habitat and life cycle of the salmon.

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Continuing the in class learning, we pretended to be raindrops rolling down the hill to join Pipers Creek. We enacted the salmon life cycle and created salmon life cycle bead necklaces. We saw salmon working their way up the creek to spawn. We saw salmon whose lifetime had ended and learned about how they create food and nutrients for plants and animals.

broadvievw co-op preschool carkeek park

broadvievw co-op preschool carkeek park

Our salmon expedition included time on the salmon slide and a story time before heading home. We are looking forward to more adventures at Carkeek Park!

broadvievw co-op preschool carkeek park

broadvievw co-op preschool carkeek park

Our class is grateful to have environmental education so close to home. Thank you to Teacher Erin for developing fantastic experiences!

Open House Saturday, Jan 31

We hope you can join us for today’s Open House! We are at the school from 10am-12pm, where you can speak with our teachers Ricci and Charlotte and current families to learn more.

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One of the great things about joining a co-op preschool is the parent education. As you participate in class, you will also meet with a trained parent educator once a month. The parent education is fantastic, and covers topics appropriate for not just the current events within the children’s class, but also skills your children (and you as a parent!) can use and learn to improve family function. Each class has it’s own parent educator who will attend preschool to get to know the students (your children) and be available for questions you may have both about school or about parenting in general. Parents find them a great resource for everything from cooperation, potty training, sleep issues and more. A fantastic reason to love co-op!

Our Parent Educators for Toddlers and Pre3s:

Emily Bradley has been working with North Seattle College in Parent Education for the past two years.  Emily has a background in Developmental Psychology and Parent Education.  Formerly, she worked in the greater Southern California area for Kaiser Permanent doing workshops for parents and little ones around a variety of health related issues.  Emily also worked as a Cognitive Behavioral Training Specialist, helping families of children with special needs in the North Seattle area.  She believes in supporting parents and caregivers on their individual journeys and helping build community and common ground between families as we all work to raise our children in this modern village. Emily is the mama of three and a half year old twin boys.

Mika McAfee mika has been working with families and children in a variety of settings for over 20 years.  Prior to becoming a Parent Educator, Mika worked as a School Counselor and Mental Health Specialist in Seattle, Edmonds and Everett schools.  While participating in cooperative preschools with her own children, she was recruited as an Instructor and has been working with parents ever since.  She has an M.A.Ed. in Counseling and received additional training in Child/Human Development, Narrative Therapy and Restorative Family Conferencing.  Her educational and work experience is complemented by her role as mother of three and stepmother of one.   In her spare time Mika enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors, music and travelling with her family.


Open House!

Join Us at Broadview Co-op Preschool’s Open House!

Broadview Co-op Preschool is hosting an Open House for families with children 1 to 5 years old. We’ll have fun and engaging activities for children and their families. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, January 31st, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Teachers Charlotte Wallstrom and Ricci Kilmer will be on hand to lead activities, answer questions, and tour families around our classroom. It’s also a great chance to meet current co-op families and learn about their experiences, too.

What’s Co-op?
A Cooperative Preschool, or Co-op, provides quality, early childhood education and parent support for families with children from infancy to Pre-Kindergarten.

Co-ops offer a community of support and education for children and their families. They differ from traditional preschools in that they’re lead by an experienced preschool teacher in conjunction with parents, and in partnership with certified Parent Educators from North Seattle College.

Broadview Co-op Preschool offers engaging early learning opportunities, accredited parent education, and family support for families in Broadview and beyond.

For more information about the Broadview Co-op Preschool, please visit our website at:

Grace Lutheran Church
11051 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133
(Located at the southeast corner of Greenwood Ave. N. and N. 112th St.)

For more information, contact Kim Alessi our ASB President.openhouse01-2015 web

Join Us for a Pre-3 Open House at Broadview Co-op Preschool!

Good News — the Pre-3 class is returning to Broadview Co-op Preschool! 
If you have a child between the ages of 2 (as of August 31st, 2013) and 3 (as of August 31st, 2014), this is the program for you!  The Pre-3 program offers a rich, fun-filled environment for your child, and an opportunity to build community and take part in valuable parent education for you. We meet twice a week on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 until 11:30.  
Parents work in the classroom one day a week and we offer a wide range of developmental activities and nurture the slow separation that helps children feel secure on the day their parent is not in the classroom. 
Classes begin January 10, 2014. Cost is $93.25 a month. (Parent education cost TBA.)   
Please plan on joining us on November 12, 2013 between 9:30 and 11:30 am for an Open House play date! Please RSVP for this event at: or 206-782-0616, or contact us if you are interested in joining us in January!   
Further information about Broadview Co-op Preschool can be found here:

Broadview Co-op Preschool: Meet our Teachers!

Charlotte Wallstrom, fondly known to students and parents alike as Teacher Charlotte, has taught at Broadview Co-op Preschool for 14-plus years.  Teacher Charlotte has worked with preschoolers since the mid-1970s. Her now-grown children attended co-op preschool,starting her love for how co-op supports children and families.

With a master’s degree in education, including an emphasis on special education and early childhood education,Teacher Charlotte brings knowledge, experience and positive energy to the classroom. Charlotte is passionate about children’s growth and paraphrases Will Rogers with her own line, “I never met a child I didn’t like.”

Charlotte teaches Broadview Co-op’s Toddler and Pre-3 programs, along with her beloved classroom mascot, Mr. Moo.

Ricci Kilmer has a deep passion for education and believes in children’s natural instincts to explore and discover. Nature is a common theme in her classroom.  Children engage through art, hands-on discovery, social interaction and play, early literacy and math activities, all while developing skills they’ll need as they move toward kindergarten.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education and a teaching certificate in mathematics and Elementaryeducation, Ricci has taught preschool through 2nd grade, written curriculum for summer camps, and is always learning alongside her students. She’s fluent in Spanish, loves sharing music, art, and world culture, and is a great fan of co-op education herself, as she participated in NSCC’s co-ops with her own two sons.

Ricci teaches Broadview Co-op’s 3-5 and Pre-K programs.

PEPSapalooza Family Music Fest!

Join this fun-filled family event and support PEPS! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012 11am – 3pm | Doors open at 10:30
Admission prices: $35 Early Bird until July 4; $45 after July 4
Single Family Admission includes two adults and their children. If you want to bring an additional adult (other family members, nanny, etc.) — $15.00  Single Ticket (with single family admission).

Between bands the fun continues with activities for the whole family…

  • JamTown drumming sensation
  • Pony rides by Pony Paradise
  • Dizzy’s Tumblebus
  • Trampolining with Springfree Trampolines
  • Hula Hooping with Seattle Children’s
  • Balloon Art
  • Music themed crafts with A Nanny For U
  • Bubbles and much, much more…

Admission to PEPSapalooza is a donation and supports PEPS’ programming.

"Media and Children" TEDxRainier presentation by Dimitri Christakis, M.D.

Click here to view Dr. Christakis’ TEDx presentation on “Media and Children.”

Dimitri Christakis is a pediatrician, parent, and researcher whose influential findings are helping identify optimal media exposure for children.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Parenting with Courage and Connection

Jody McVittie, MD, a parent trainer, coach and parent educator will focus on how parents can connect with kids and see behavior that makes everyone happier. Jody will guide us through new ways of thinking about balancing firmness and kindness to create better relationship. She will provide insight into why we all do the crazy things that they do when trying to get along in families. 

Free and open to public and childcare will be provided.

April 30 from 7-9PM in Parlor at Villa Academy, 5001 NE 50th Street, Seattle WA 98105 
Just east of Children’s Hospital at corner of NE 50th St. and 50th Ave NE

Next PAC Lecture: Amy Lang & "Facts by Five"

PAC’s Parent Education committee provides quarterly parent education seminars and lectures for our families and the general public. 

These lectures are free, and there is no registration required.

Facts by Five

by Amy Lang, M.A.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
7:00-9:00 PM

Faith Lutheran Church – Social Hall
8208 18th Ave. NE

Seattle, WA 98115

  • Why you need to start the conversation way earlier than you think
  • Sexual abuse prevention tips that won’t scare them (or you!)
  • The number one way to keep your kids healthy + safe
  • The best way to start the conversations
  • Why knowing your sexual values are key to talking to your kids
  • Tips for making the talks easy, fun and actually
3 time Mom’s Choice Award® winner and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Amy Lang speaks, teaches and writes about talking to kids about the birds + the bees in the Seattle area and around the country.