Our Classes

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

Fireflies

Class suspended for 2020-2021 school year

Fireflies

12-24 months old by August 31st 2021

Day TBD

Our Fireflies meet for one 1.5 hour class each week.

These weekly classes are designed to be a young child's first introduction to cooperative preschool. Along with a parent or caregiver, the children (ages 12-24 months) will explore a variety of materials, sing songs, dance, play, and interact with peers.

 

Duties of participating families include working with the class each week, attending a monthly parent meeting, and taking on a class job. Class jobs include, but are not limited to; making playdough, coordinating social events or going to the library for the teacher on a weekly basis.

 

Children must be 12 months old by August 31st.

 

Dragonflies Outdoors

Our 2-year-olds meet

Thursday & Friday

9:30-11:00

Dragonfly Outdoor School

(2-year-olds' class)

Thursday and Friday

Our Dragonfly class is held on Thursdays and Fridays. Parents work with the class one designated day each week.

 

Children can participate in a number of themed messy, fun, hands-on activities. They are free to express their creativity in free art or play with cars, animals or blocks in our enclosed outdoor space. 

 

Children must be age two by August 31st.

 

Otters Outdoors

Our 3-year-olds meet:

Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:45 am

and Thursday on Zoom at 

9:30 am

Otters Outdoor School

(3-year-olds' class)

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00-10:45

Thursday on Zoom, 9:30 am 

Our Otter class is led Outdoors by Teacher Gloria Witters.  Parents attend and help with the class in rotation.

 

Our plan is to provide a “loose parts” play pod. We will have an enclosed trailer with recyclable materials that children can freely choose from. Unlike a toy car is a car is a car is a car, these types of materials have endless possibilities. They can be a rocket, a ship, a castle, a race track, a home, a den, a store, and on and on and on. This type of “FREE PLAY” enables inclusion, creativity, problem solving, increased cooperation, less conflict, and risk taking. Children can play big, and there is no such thing as an inside voice or walking feet. It really transforms play! Serve parents will assist and support children in their creative play.

 

Children must be age three by August 31st and need to be potty trained or well on their way.

 

Orcas Outdoors

Our 4-year-olds meet:

Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00-2:00 pm

Thursdays on Zoom

1:30 pm

Orcas Outdoor School

(4-year-olds' class)

Tuesday and Wednesday Outdoors, 12:00-2:00

Thursday Online 1:30-2:30

Our Orcas class is led by Teacher Gloria Witters. Parents work with the class in a designated rotation.

 

Our 4's class provides an opportunity for children to grow and learn through rich relationships and experiences. Every afternoon is filled with messy fun, creativity and exploration. Orcas will have access to the “loose parts” play pod with recyclable materials that children can freely choose from. This type of “FREE PLAY” enables inclusion, creativity, problem solving, increased cooperation, less conflict, and risk taking. Children can play big, and there is no such thing as an inside voice or walking feet. It really transforms play! Serve parents will assist and support children in their creative play.

 

Children must be age four by August 31st and need to be potty trained.

 

Forest School

This is an elective class only available to enrolled Orca students. This class is led by Teacher Gloria Witters. There will be a maximum of 12 students. Class will be held in outdoor settings at Saltwater State Park and Fauntleroy Park.

Monday, 10:00-12:00