Our Classes (2022-2023)

Burien Cooperative Preschool offers classes for 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds:

Fireflies

Our 1-year-olds meet on Tuesdays 9:30-11:30

Fireflies
12-24 months old by August 31st 2022
Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am

Our Firefly class is led by Teacher Danielle. These weekly classes are designed to be a young child's introduction to cooperative preschool. Along with a parent or caregiver, the children will explore a variety of materials, sing songs, dance, play, and interact with peers in our indoor/outdoor classroom spaces.

 

Duties of participating families include working and playing with the class each week, attending a monthly parent meeting, and taking on class/school support jobs. Class jobs include, but are not limited to: making playdough, coordinating social events, or assisting the teacher with class preparations. The full list of Family Support Positions (Including Board positions) are located in the Parent Handbook.

 

Children must be 12 months old by August 31st, 2022

 

Puffins

Our 2 and 3 year-olds meet on

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30-11:30

Puffins
(2 and 3-year old class)
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  9:30-11:30am

Our Puffins class is co-taught by Teacher Megan and Teacher Danielle. Our 2 and 3 year-olds  are given the opportunity to observe, create, explore, and make discoveries in our indoor and outdoor classrooms prepared with various invitations geared towards building the individual social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills of every child in the class. Children are invited to participate in group activities, as well as given space to choose their activities and explore their personal interests. During class, students may help in the garden, prepare snack for the class, experiment with a vast variety of art and sensory materials, read or tell stories, explore the Dramatic Play setups, or spend time with the class pet. 

Our teachers follow a scientifically based curriculum: Beyond Centers and Circle Time, emphasizing the individual learning each child will do through play. Student portfolios are created to showcase progress throughout the year. 

 

Duties of participating families include working and playing with the class one day each week, attending a monthly parent meeting, and taking on class/school support jobs. Class jobs include, but are not limited to: making playdough, coordinating social events, or assisting the teacher with class preparations. The full list of Family Support Positions (Including Board positions) are located in the Parent Handbook.

 

Children must be age two by August 31st, 2022

 
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Tadpoles

Our babies 0-12 months and their caregivers meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30am

Tadpoles

(Infant/Caregiver Class)

Tuesday 10:30-11:30am

We are so very excited to be able to offer this Infant/Caregiver class for the first time in the 2022-2023 school year!

Our infant class is led by Teacher Megan. Each week our tiniest students will have the opportunity to meet other babies, work on age appropriate cognitive, physical, and social skills while their caregivers have the opportunity to make connections with other families going through the same (kinda crazy at times!) phase of life. We will sing songs, read stories, spend time outside when the weather is accommodating, and discuss weekly developmental topics. Our hope is that families who choose to attend this class have an opportunity to create or expand their parenting village and find support within the BCP community.

Duties of participating families include working and playing with the class each week, attending a monthly parent meeting, and taking on class/school support jobs. The full list of Family Support Positions (Including Board positions) are located in the Parent Handbook.

 
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Orcas 

Our 4-year-olds meet on

Wesnesday, Thursday, and Friday from 

12:15pm-2:45pm

Orcas 
(4-year-olds' class)
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 12:15pm - 2:45pm

The Orcas class is taught by Teacher Megan. Our 4 year-olds are given the opportunity to observe, create, explore, and make discoveries in our indoor and outdoor classrooms prepared with various invitations geared towards building the individual social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills of every child in the class. Children are invited to participate in group activities, as well as given space to choose their activities and explore their personal interests. During class, students may help in the garden, prepare snack for the class, experiment with a vast variety of art and sensory materials, read or tell stories, explore the Dramatic Play setups, or spend time with the class pet. 

Our teachers follow a scientifically based curriculum: Beyond Centers and Circle Time, emphasizing the individual learning each child will do through play. Student portfolios are created to showcase progress throughout the year. While we do not provide children with worksheets in preparation for academic life, we are guided by the Characteristics of Children Entering Kindergarten provided by the state which can be found at www.k12.wa.us/WaKIDS. We are committed to laying a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. 

 

Duties of participating families include working and playing with the class one day each week, attending a monthly parent meeting, and taking on class/school support jobs. Class jobs include, but are not limited to: making playdough, coordinating social events, or assisting the teacher with class preparations. The full list of Family Support Positions (Including Board positions) are located in the Parent Handbook.


 
Children must be age four by August 31st, 2022

 
 
River in Autumn

Forest School: Drop Off
Monday 10:00am - 12:30pm

Our 4 and 5 year-old Forest School class is led by Teacher Danielle and meets at Saltwater State Park. With so much available on the topic of the benefits of being outdoors, BCP is committed to offering children and their caregivers the opportunity to grow a connection to the incredible nature available to us in our very own neighborhood. We explore trails, streams, and the beach. We learn about safety for ourselves in nature, but also how to keep nature safe from us. In class, children are given freedom to explore, create games, hunt for edible plants, and learn to notice and appreciate our little forest home through the seasons. This class is an elective add-on for enrolled Orca students as well as available to the greater community. Preference for enrollment will be granted to enrolled Orcas. This is a co-op style drop-off class where caregivers are placed on a rotating serve schedule to assist in class. 

 

Children must be age 4 by August 31, 2022

 

Wild Mushrooms

Forest School: Mixed Age- Parent Child

Monday 1:30-3:00pm

We are very excited to offer our Mixed-Age Parent Child Forest School class for the first time in the 2022-2023 school year!

This class is led by Teacher Danielle and takes place at Saltwater State Park. We offer children and their caregivers the opportunity to grow a connection to the incredible nature available to us in our very own neighborhood. We explore trails, streams, and the beach. We learn about safety for ourselves in nature, but also how to keep nature safe from us. In class, children are given freedom to explore, create games, hunt for edible plants, and learn to notice and appreciate our little forest home through the seasons. Families with multiple children interested in Forest School may choose this option instead of the drop off class option as caregivers are welcome to bring more than one child. Siblings enrolled in our Tadpoles class are welcome to join in backpacks or front packs. This is NOT a drop off class and caregivers attend and participate every week.