Our Mission

"At BCP we ignite curiosity, inspire creativity, and facilitate social and emotional development.  We foster a lifelong community of support as our families and children learn through the magic and wonder of play."

BCP passionately envisions an environment in which children learn together through a diverse community.  We ensure all families reach their fullest potential where:

  • Play-based experiences are child-led and unique to their development

  • Parents feel included, valued and empowered

  • Children have a voice in problem solving, risk taking and conflict resolution

  • The foundation is set for joyful, life-long learning

Our Classes

Burien Cooperative Preschool offers play-based classes for 0 to 5-year-olds. Our families work together to run every aspect of our school, from assisting in the classroom to fundraising, to event planning. Our families share their skills to create a community bonded by a common goal of creating a space where our children are supported in whatever stage of development they may be. 


1 and 2 year-olds


4 and 5 year-olds


3 year-olds

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Mixed ages

Our Teachers

Megan Rettenmaier is our wonderful 3's and 4's teacher and Danielle Doll is our amazing 1's and 2's teacher. 

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Teacher Megan

Hello! I'm Teacher Megan and I'm completely honored to be a part of the BCP family. I started at Burien Co-op as a parent and immediately connected with the philosophy of the school. 

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Teacher Danielle

My name is Danielle and I use she/her pronouns. I was introduced to BCP in 2016 as a nanny to an attending family. I have wanted to be a part of BCP ever since! The joy, growth and learning that happens through play, tinkering and friendship is magical.