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Crown Hill Cooperative Preschool

A NATURE EXPLORE CLASSROOM WHERE EXPERIENCE IS THE TEACHER

Owls

This Toddler class meets on Wednesday and is for children who will be 1 year old by 8/31, before school begins.

Otters

This Toddler class meets on Fridays and is for children who will be 1 year old by 8/31, before school begins.

Bears

This Pre-3 class meets on Tuesday & Thursday and is for children who will be 2 years old by 8/31, before school begins.

Orcas

This Pre-3 class meets on Monday & Wednesday and is for children who will be 2 years old by 8/31, before school begins.

Meet Our Teacher

THE HEART OF OUR PRESCHOOL
Teacher Janice
Teacher Janice Jacobson has been teaching in the North Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Program since 1991. She loves teaching toddlers and pre-threes because, “everything is new and intriguing to these little people.”

Teacher Janice finds the Co-Op environment to be very supportive of children and their families. Teacher Janice holds a BA in Education (K-12 certification) and a BA in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. Before teaching with the NSC Co-Op program, she taught a K- 6 gifted program in the Shoreline School District, ran an in-home daycare and started a preschool program for toddlers with the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.

Teacher Janice and her husband have lived in Ballard since 1982. They have two grown sons.

Follow her blog on teacherjanice.com

About Our Preschools

WHO WE ARE
We are 4 preschools serving children 12 months to 3 years. Our preschool classes share the same space and teacher, but we each have a different governing board of directors and days/times we operate. We are all part of the North Seattle College (NSC) co-operative preschool program which means parent education is a big part of our schools. Cooperative preschool is a wonderful way to introduce children to early learning and for parents to learn and grow as well. 
Preschool is a time for your child to explore, engage and encounter. Preschool allows children to be exposed to new friends, new challenges and new ideas. Between the ages of one and three, children experience many changes and it is exciting to be part of their first learning experiences. Teacher Janice designs the curriculum, using cooperative and creative play to enhance social, emotional and intellectual development.

Class Details

PLAYING & LEARNING

crown hill preschool teacher and children

The day starts with large motor play where children climb, slide, balance and jump their way to better physical health, coordination and strength in a fun & inviting outdoor setting. Nutritious snacks are brought by parents on a rotating basis and the children eat together family style learning to communicate & take turns with their peers.

 

After snack time, the children move on to free play where they explore and experiment freely in the classroom. Play areas include a sensory table, art center, play kitchen, imaginative play area with dress up, climbing/sliding/large-motor area, table toys/puzzles and more. All free play areas are supervised by parents who act as assistant teachers to support and encourage children in their play. In the Spring free play is often moved outside so children get to enjoy all the fun of free play in the sunshine.

 

The day ends with circle time where the children and parents sing songs, dance and listen to stories as told by Teacher Janice.

crown hill preschoolers

The Owl class meets on Wednesdays, 9:15 am – 11:15 am.
The Otter class meets on Fridays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

Toddler classes have up to 20 children enrolled and their ages range from 12 to 24 months.

Our preschool is a fun place for you and your toddler to learn and grow. From painting to pretending, taking turns to tower building, each child will have the opportunity to explore many experiences as their minds make new connections about the world around them.

Parents attend class with their children. Board and parent education meetings are held one evening a month throughout the school year (children do not attend these meetings).

If you have questions about the school, would like to be placed on the wait list or apply for next year, please contact our Parent Coordinator.

Our class schedule*:
9:15-9:40 Large Motor Play

9:40-9:55 Snack

9:55-10:45 Free Play / Discussion Group
(1/2 parents with toddlers, 1/2 in discussion group with the Parent Educator)

10:45-11:15 Circle Time

*Otters begin and end 15 minutes later, 9:30am – 11:30am. Adjust schedule accordingly.

crown hill preschoolers

The Bear class meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

The Orca class meets on Mondays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, and Wednesdays, 11-30 am – 1:30 pm. Wednesday’s class includes Lunch at noon.

Pre-3 classes have up to 20 children enrolled and their ages range from 24 to 36 months.

Our preschool is a fun place for you and your toddler to learn and grow. From painting to pretending, taking turns to tower building, each child will have the opportunity to explore many experiences as their minds make new connections about the world around them.

Parents attend one class a week with their child. Children attend both classes each week with the age-appropriate goal of separating from their parent. Board and parent education meetings are held one evening a month throughout the school year (children do not attend these meetings).

If you have questions about the school, would like to be placed on the wait list or apply for next year, please contact our Parent Coordinator.

Our class schedule:
9:30-9:55 Large Motor Play

9:55-10:10 Snack

10:10-11:15 Free Play

11:15-11:30 Circle Time

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HAVE A LOOK AROUND OUR PRESCHOOL

Tuition & Preschool Costs

  • Toddlers: Ages 1-2
  • Owls & Otters
  • 1 Day A Week
  • Registration Fee: $40 (one time, non-refundable)
  • Child Co-op Tuition: $580 ($58/month for 10 months)
  • Parent NSC Tuition: $159.75 ($53.25/quarter for three quarters)
  • Fundraising Requirement: $70
  • Total Cost for 2016/17: $849.75
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  • Pre-3s: Ages 2-3
  • Orcas & Bears
  • 2 Days A Week
  • Registration Fee: $40 (one time, non-refundable)
  • Child Co-op Tuition: $920 ($92/month for 10 months)
  • Parent NSC Tuition: $159.75 ($53.25/quarter for three quarters)
  • Fundraising Requirement: $100
  • Total Cost for 2016/17: $1,219.75
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*Tuition/cost varies based on the number of families enrolled & may be changed.

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