Renewed Sandbox!

Our sandbox and lid were getting a little old, so our maintenance coordinator Sean Bailey did a shout out for help. In just a few weeks, we had a newly constructed sandbox almost twice as big as before, with a new lid as well! We are so lucky to start off the school year with an expanded sandbox for the children to enjoy. With so much more space, many kids can enjoy the discovery and fun of playing together.

We want to especially thank Terry Dodd for his knowledge and skills, Kim Mitchell for the new sandbox lid donation, and Sean Bailey for making this happen. Your volunteer efforts will effect students not just this year, but many years to come. Thank you so much!

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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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Welcoming Teacher Erin for the 3-5’s class of 2015-2016!

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Erin has a passion for co-op because of the supportive community that it provides kids and families.  She is an experienced and certified teacher and comes to us with many years as a co-op parent herself.  Erin is great with kids and has many strengths that she’s eager to share with our co-op community, starting September 2015.

Erin has a Bachelor of Science degree from UW in Urban Forestry (with a specialty in Environmental Education) and a Masters in Teaching from UW.  She’s a WA State certified teacher with endorsements in Elementary Education and Special Education.  Erin taught 1st and 2nd grades in Highline School District, has worked closely with Kindergarten classes, and has experience working with ELL and students with Special Needs. Erin’s also been a Lead Naturalist through Seattle Parks where she taught Environmental Education to Preschool-Grade 5 kids.

Erin went to co-op preschool herself as a kid and, more recently, has 6 years experience accompanying her two daughters through North Seattle College Co-ops, (including Broadview 3-5 with her younger daughter).

Erin believes that “Teaching is creating experiences for students to construct meaning.”  Erin loves helping kids learn through discovery.  She provides opportunities for kids to explore, create, discover and reason.  She creates explorations in literacy, math, science, art, gross motor and more.  Play provides the learning that preschoolers need to discover their world and learn to interact in a social setting. These experiences help kids construct meaning and gain the skills they need in preschool and beyond.

Erin lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, walks with friends, riding bikes, gardening, sewing and reading.  She is thrilled to be working with the families at Broadview Co-op Preschool.

Thank You for Making Our Annual Spring Carnival a Success!

We hosted our Second Spring Carnival Friday, May 15th and what a beautiful day! The sun was shining and over 150 community members were able to attend. Proceeds from this carnival go to scholarships for families in need to help children attend early childhood education. We are thrilled to announce we raised over $700 for our scholarship fund! We want to thank our sponsors whose generosity built the foundation for our fabulous carnival. Thank you to All the Best Pet Care, Bartell Drugs, Central Market, Childish Things, Gymboree, Imagine Children’s Museum, Kennelly Keys, Salon Escada, Starbucks, Top Ten Toys, Tracie Howe Photography, Woodland Park Zoo, and The Seattle Biscuit Company for supporting Broadview Co-Op. 20150515_173007 20150515_173341 20150515_173504 20150515_173510 20150515_173619 20150515_173645 20150515_173802 20150515_174411 The Broadview community helped organize, staff and plan the carnival. A heartfelt thank you to Kim Alessi, Shannon Brugh, Shaina Carpenter, Domin Chan, Ashley and Reeves Clippard, David and Hilary Coffey, Yvonne Devoy, Vanessa Erickson, Dave Feldman, Megan Hendricksen, Christina Kubik, Dayna Lee, Kim and Peter Mitchell, Jake and Joie Pedersen, Brittany Pierce, Zarah Rice, Kerstin Rogers, Jason Garfield, Amber Sawicki, Christina Showalter, and Sam Thompson. Thank you also to our wonderful teachers, Charlotte Wallstrom, Ricci Kilmer and Erin Knapton for their help and participation. Finally, a special heartfelt thank you to our carnival planning committee: Myrvie Fuentes, Jenny Bendig, Melinda Bullaro and Leah Valleroy for organizing this fun family event. As you can see from the photos, our kids really enjoyed themselves! We hope you can all join us next year!

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!

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

Fall Harvest Social!

The start of the school year quickly fades from summer to fall, and at Broadview we are enjoying the change in season. We don’t let a little rain get in our way of playing outdoors.

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Stories and classroom play focus on the natural world around us, and involve children in learning through story and song.

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Teachers Charlotte and Teacher Ricci do their best in all three classes to let discovery and learning happen organically. Below in the 3-5’s group students are learning from flowers picked and brought indoors from Teacher Ricci’s own yard.

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We will be celebrating our wonderful preschool at the Fall Harvest Social. All families of students are invited to attend. Come celebrate the season at Broadview Co-Op Preschool.

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Currently Enrolling Ages 1-5 for the 2014-2015 year

Come join Broadview Cooperative Preschool! Spots are available now for our Toddler, Pre-3, and 3-5s Classes! Broadview is a strong program with experienced, caring teachers and a committed, supportive parent community. Parents at Broadview Co-op receive valuable parent education from our North Seattle College Parent Educators, and can receive continuing education credit. Students play and learn in our wonderful classroom and large outside play area. Parents are involved in the classroom and have the unique opportunity to observe and take part in their children’s education! Please contact us if you have any questions about our spectacular school, or if you’d like to schedule a tour. We look forward to meeting you then!

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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: wallstrom@comcast.net 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:  http://coops.northseattle.edu/coops/broadview/broadview.html