Open Enrollment

Our wonderful Broadview Cooperative Preschool is taking registrations as of March 19th! Come join the preschool fair at the North Seattle College this Saturday, 10am-12pm. Come meet our fabulous parent coordinators who can tell you all about our school and how to register. We have a few spots left in our 3-5s and Pre-K programs, and more space available in our Toddler and Pre3 classes. Hope you can make it!OpenRegFlyer2016

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!

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Join our Pre3 Class for Winter Quarter!

We have availability this Winter for our 2015-2016 NSC cooperative preschool in our Pre 3 class!

Pre 3 Class meets Tuesday and Friday 9:30-11:30
(Child is age 2 by August 31)

At Broadview, you will participate in your child’s education and development under the guidance and care of a trained teacher as well as a parent educator from North Seattle College. The co-op is owned and run through the parents, and you will have a voice in the policy and procedures of your school. Parents will work one day a week in the class, and attend monthly education sessions with the parent educator. This monthly parent meeting is what parents value most, year after year. It provides an excellent resource for community and education.

Teacher Charlotte has over 19 years experience providing a nurturing, healthy environment for children and parents to grow and learn through play based, experiential learning. Our program focuses on helping children (and parents) develop independence and foster self esteem.

Our location provides an excellent outdoor play area for exploration and movement. If you are interested please check us out online or contact one of our parent coordinators! We would love to have you join our community!

There is still time to join in our class for the start of Winter Quarter, and we welcome you into our community of families at Broadview Co-Op!

You can contact our Parent Coordinator Amy to answer questions and help you register for this Winter.

Pre 3 Class – Amy broadviewcoopPre3@gmail.com

Our address:
11051 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

(located in the Grace Lutheran Church, not affiliated with the Church)

Welcome Glen!

Hello and welcome to our new Toddler Parent Educator Glen Osborn. Glen is a teacher and parent educator with North Seattle College. He brings a wonderful and varied background to our school, and many years experience with education for people of all ages. Glen’s European and Native American ancestry lends itself to his traditional story telling and ceremonial native events. He volunteers with Seattle Public School’s Huchoosedah program (providing Native American culture-based education) and independently teaches continuing education classes for pre-school to college-age teachers. Glen’s hobbies are creative and numerous, enjoying the outdoors equally with juggling, carpentry, science, Sioux tipi making, grandparenting and family travel. We are very excited to have Glen join our Toddler Class!

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Pre-K Class First Field Trip!

Teacher Erin is starting this Fall off with a fun exploration of nature! Our Pre-K class (children who are 4 by August 31st) have a Tuesday afternoon class where they get the chance to participate in activities a little more advanced than the regular 3-5 year old class. Here, they are learning about the natural sciences, and will be studying this tree and all its changes throughout the school year! We are so lucky to have Teacher Erin, as you can see from the joy on the kid’s faces!
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Openings in our Pre3 Class for this year!

We have a few spaces available in our Pre3 Class for this year! If you are still looking for a wonderful preschool contact us to enroll before classes start next week. You can email our Parent Coordinator Amy at broadviewcooppre3@gmail.com to learn more about joining our community at Broadview.

Come see what fun Teacher Charlotte brings to our school when you join our Pre3 Class (Child must be be 2 years old to join this class, our Toddler and 3-5’s classes are all currently full at this time.)

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Are you looking for a preschool for Fall? We have openings for 1 or 2 year olds!

We have spots available this Fall for our 2015-2016 NSC cooperative preschool in our Toddler and Pre 3 classes at Broadview!

Toddler Class meets Thursday 9:15-11:15 (Child is age 1 by August 31)
Pre 3 Class meets Tuesday and Friday 9:30-11:30 (Child is age 2 by August 31)

At Broadview, you will participate in your child’s education and development under the guidance and care of a trained teacher as well as a parent educator from North Seattle College. The co-op is owned and run through the parents, and you will have a voice in the policy and procedures of your school. Parents will work one day a week in the class, and attend monthly education sessions with the parent educator. This monthly meeting is what parents value most, year after year. It provides an excellent resource for community and education.

Teacher Charlotte has over 18 years experience providing a nurturing, healthy environment for children and parents to grow and learn through play based, experiential learning. Our program focuses on helping children (and parents) develop independence and foster self esteem.

Our location provides an excellent outdoor play area for exploration and movement. If you are interested please check us out online or contact one of our parent coordinators! We would love to have you join our community!

You can contact our Parent Coordinators to answer questions and help you register for this Fall.
Toddler Class – Liz echighizola81@gmail.com
Pre 3 Class – Eileen eileenkleinfeldman@gmail.com

Our address
11051 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
(located in the Grace Lutheran Church, not affiliated with the Church)

We also have park play dates all summer where you can meet your future teacher and other attending families. Check out the park playdate schedule below.
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Hope to see you, and contact us if you have any questions!

Broadview 3-5’s class last days of the year

The 3-5’s Broadview Co-Op Preschool class had a wonderful year! We thoroughly enjoyed our Teacher Ricci, our Parent Educator Jean, and our wonderful community of families. Life long memories and friendships were built, and here are a few photos to share.

The class explored Carkeek Park, the beach waterfront near low tide. It was a pretty awesome hands on adventure, giving children the chance to learn through all their senses. We are so lucky to be able to take advantage of nearby wild life. The rocks provided new and exciting experiences for both kids and adults alike.

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The very last day, a few of our students collaborated to build a very detailed Zoo. They worked together and really enjoyed the experience of creation and working as a team. They included a pond for the hippos, a desert for the camels, and a nap area for the giraffes too, incase they were sleepy. It was truly inspiring to watch them group animal families together, and provide for the animals specific needs. It was a wonderful way to end our truly awesome year at Broadview Co-Op!

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You can always see more on our facebook page. If you have any interest in joining our co-op for next year, we have many openings in the Toddler and Pre-3s programs! Don’t hesitate to contact our parent coordinators Liz (Toddlers 1-2 years) echighizola81@gmail.com or Eileen (Pre3s 2-3 years) eileenkleinfeldman@gmail.com.

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: http://coops.northseattle.edu/coops/broadview/broadview.html

Location:
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 kim@kimalessi.net our ASB President.openhouse01-2015 web