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Crown Hill Explorers Cooperative Preschool

Now enrolling! For questions regarding Registration, contact Jacklyn Nickel: crownhill.preschool@gmail.com

A NATURE EXPLORE CLASSROOM WHERE EXPERIENCE IS THE TEACHER

Toddlers

Toddler classes meet one day each week and are for children who will be 1 year old by 8/31, before school begins.

Pre-3s

Pre-3 classes meet two days each week and are for children who will be 2 years old by 8/31, before school begins.

3s

The 3s class meets three days each week and is for children who will be 3 years old by 8/31, before school begins.

Meet Our Teacher

THE HEART OF OUR PRESCHOOL
Teacher Janice
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 and welcomed their first grand child in early 2017.

Follow her blog on teacherjanice.com

About Our Classes

WHO WE ARE
We have 5 classes serving children 12 months to 4 years. Our preschool classes share the same space and teacher. We are part of the North Seattle College (NSC) Co-operative Preschool program which means parent education is a big part of our school. 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 four, 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

New virtual and hybrid schedule for the 2020/2021 school year!

The Owl class meets on Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00pm
The Otter class meets on Fridays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am.

For 2020/2021 we will be offering virtual and hybrid classes:

Virtual-only

  • During Zoom circle times, Teacher Janice will sing songs, read books, and demonstrate weekly activities. Any necessary materials for Activity Time would be provided in the CHE Supply Kit and noted in the weekly email. Instructions will be provided to help facilitate setup and breakdown of activities.
  • In addition to circle time, the Pre-3s/3-5 Classes can join virtual small break-out groups so they can socialize together.
  • Families can meet with Teacher Janice 1:1 a few times over the course of the year to gain better connections.

Hybrid model (in-person; small pods)

  • Families develop pods within classes (Crown Hill facilitates assignments/matching recommendations).
  • Families can attend virtual sessions as a virtual-only family OR the pod can rotate hosting amongst themselves and participate as a group with Teacher Janice on-screen.
  • Families will have monthly (or more) opportunities to play in Teacher Janice’s outdoor space as a pod.
  • Families will have the same access to supplies as virtual-only families.

Regular Schedule (non-COVID)

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*:
9:00-9:25 Large Motor Play

9:25-9:40 Snack

9:40-10:30 Free Play / Discussion Group
(1/2 parents with toddlers, 1/2 in discussion group with the Parent Educator)

10:30-11:00 Circle Time

crown hill preschoolers

New virtual and hybrid schedule for the 2020/2021 school year!

The Bear class meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 am – 10:30 am.

The Orca class meets on Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 10:30 am.

For 2020/2021 we will be offering virtual and hybrid classes:

Virtual-only

  • During Zoom circle times, Teacher Janice will sing songs, read books, and demonstrate weekly activities. Any necessary materials for Activity Time would be provided in the CHE Supply Kit and noted in the weekly email. Instructions will be provided to help facilitate setup and breakdown of activities.
  • In addition to circle time, the Pre-3s/3-5 Classes can join virtual small break-out groups so they can socialize together.
  • Families can meet with Teacher Janice 1:1 a few times over the course of the year to gain better connections.

Hybrid model (in-person; small pods)

  • Families develop pods within classes (Crown Hill facilitates assignments/matching recommendations).
  • Families can attend virtual sessions as a virtual-only family OR the pod can rotate hosting amongst themselves and participate as a group with Teacher Janice on-screen.
  • Families will have monthly (or more) opportunities to play in Teacher Janice’s outdoor space as a pod.
  • Families will have the same access to supplies as virtual-only families.

Regular Schedule (non-COVID)

Pre-3 classes have up to 20 children enrolled and their ages range from 24 to 36 months. The Bears class is 24 to 36 months. The Orcas class is multi-age from 24 months to five years old. 

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:
9:00-9:25 Large Motor Play

9:25-9:40 Snack

9:40-10:45 Free Play

10:45-11:00 Circle Time

preschool children playing in sandbox

New virtual and hybrid schedule for the 2020/2021 school year!

The Eagle class meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Virtual-only

  • During Zoom circle times, Teacher Janice will sing songs, read books, and demonstrate weekly activities. Any necessary materials for Activity Time would be provided in the CHE Supply Kit and noted in the weekly email. Instructions will be provided to help facilitate setup and breakdown of activities.
  • In addition to circle time, the Pre-3s/3-5 Classes can join virtual small break-out groups so they can socialize together.
  • Families can meet with Teacher Janice 1:1 a few times over the course of the year to gain better connections.

Hybrid model (in-person; small pods)

  • Families develop pods within classes (Crown Hill facilitates assignments/matching recommendations).
  • Families can attend virtual sessions as a virtual-only family OR the pod can rotate hosting amongst themselves and participate as a group with Teacher Janice on-screen.
  • Families will have monthly (or more) opportunities to play in Teacher Janice’s outdoor space as a pod.
  • Families will have the same access to supplies as virtual-only families.

Regular Schedule (non-COVID)

Students will participate in an outdoor-based preschool that connects our Nature Explore certification with the NSC cooperative preschool model.

This class will be an outdoor-based 3’s class that meets 3 days a week for 2 ½ hours.  Parents attend one class a week with their child. Children attend three 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 waitlist or apply for next year, please contact our Parent Coordinator.

Our class schedule:

11:15 am – 11:40 am Large Motor Play Outside
11:50 am – 12:05 pm Lunch
12:05 pm – 12:25 pm Science Circle
12:25 pm – 1:15 pm Free Play (Outside, weather permitting)
1:15 pm – 1:25 pm Clean Up
1:25 pm – 1:45 pm 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: $801

    $89/month for 9 installments

  • Parent NSC Tuition: $169.14

    $56.38/quarter for three quarters

  • Materials Fee: $60
  • Total Cost for 2020-21: $1070.14
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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: $1,260

    $140/month for 9 installments

  • Parent NSC Tuition: $169.14

    $56.38/quarter for three quarters

  • Materials Fee: $100
  • Total Cost for 2020-21: $1,569.14
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  • 3s: Ages 3-4
  • Eagles
  • 3 Days A Week
  • Registration Fee: $40

    One time, non-refundable

  • Child Co-op Tuition: $2034

    $226/month, for 9 installments

  • Parent NSC Tuition: $169.14

    $56.38/quarter for three quarters

  • Materials Fee: $120
  • Total Cost for 2020-21: $2,363.09
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*Materials fee is non-refundable and due before attending class.

**Tuition/cost varies based on the number of families enrolled & may be changed.

***Our Co Op is committed to offering affordable fun and learning opportunities for families. Please contact us to learn more about our scholarship program.

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