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Our Classes (2023-2024)

Burien Cooperative Preschool offers classes for 1 to 5 year olds:

Fireflies

Our 12-24 Month-Olds meet Thursday OR Fridays
9:45-11:15am

Fireflies
12-24 months old by August 31st 2023
Two Classes: Thursdays OR Fridays, 9:45am-11:15am

Our Firefly class is for one year olds. 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 and outdoor classroom spaces.

 

Duties of participating families include serving in the class each week, attending a monthly parent meeting, and taking on a class/school support job. 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, 2023

Fireflies

Puffins

Our 2 year-olds meet 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

9:45-11:45am

Puffins
(2 year-old class)

24-36 Months old by August 31st, 2023

Tuesdays and Wednesdays   9:45-11:45am

Our Puffins class is for 2 year-olds. In class they 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 prepare snack, experiment with a vast variety of art and sensory materials, read or tell stories, explore the Dramatic Play setups, or spend their time following their hearts delight. 

 

​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 2 by August 31st, 2023

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Otters

3 years old by August 31st, 2023

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9:30am to 11:30am

Otters
(3 year-old class)

3 Years-Old by August 31st, 2023

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

Our Otters class is taught by Teacher Danielle. 3 year-olds  are given the opportunity to make choices and play in a child directed space. They use their time how they choose in our indoor and outdoor classrooms. The spaces are prepared with various invitations to play, geared towards building the individuals 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 our growing garden, prepare snack for the class, experiment with a vast variety of materials, read or tell stories, explore the Dramatic Play setups, or spend time with the class pet. 

 

Our teacher follows a scientifically based curriculum: Beyond Centers and Circle Time, emphasizing the individual learning each child will do through play.

 

​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 3 by August 31st, 2023

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Orcas 

Our 3-5 year-olds meet 

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 12:15pm - 2:45pm

Orcas 
3 through 5 year-old class
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 12:15pm - 2:45pm

The Orcas class is taught by Teacher Danielle. Our 3 through 5 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 teacher follows a scientifically based curriculum: Beyond Centers and Circle Time, emphasizing the individual learning each child will do through play. 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 three by August 31st, 2022

Orcas
Forest School
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Forest School: Mixed Age- Parent Child

3 to 5 years old 

2's upon discussion/review

Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm

We are very excited to offer our Mixed-Age Parent Child Forest School class!

 

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, forage for edible plants, and learn to notice and appreciate our little forest home through the seasons. Families with multiple children may choose this option as caregivers are welcome to bring more than one child. This is NOT a drop off class and caregivers attend and participate every week.

 

Class is held rain or shine and appropriate clothing is required. We run through winter so LAYERS are our friend. 

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