In addition to our regular preschool program, we offer summer classes for children from infancy to pre-kindergarten. Our summer program helps to bridge the time between school years, giving children something to look forward to over the summer. As with our regular preschool program, our summer program encourages a child’s natural curiosity through its play-based curriculum, sunlit classroom settings, and spacious outdoor play areas.
We have three classes in our summer program:
- Infants for children who are at least 6 months old but were under 1 year old on the previous August 31st,
- Toddlers for children who were 1 year old on the previous August 31st,
- Multiage for children who were between 2 and 5 years old on the previous August 31st.
Each class is taught by Teacher Monica and meets once a week for six weeks from the middle of June to the end of July.
June 14 – June 28, July 12 – July 26, 2023
Age on previous 8/31: under 1 year
June 13 – June 27, July 11 – July 25, 2023
Age on previous 8/31: 1 year
June 22 – July 27, 2023
Age on previous 8/31: 2 – 5 years
Each class meets once a week from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The schedule is…
- Large motor play in the outdoor play areas;
- Snack time;
- Small motor activities at the various centers in the classroom;
- Circle time featuring brain-building songs, movement, and activities.
Monica Harris has been teaching for over 25 years. She first began by teaching folks how to sing, and then she later fell in love with teaching cooperative preschool! Circle time is her specialty. She is very tuned-in with each and every student and allows for class flexibility based on each student’s abilities and energies. Kids love her Huggy-Boo!
Teacher Lea – Parent Educator
Lea Evans (she/her/hers) has been on the Parent Education faculty at North Seattle College since 2018 and has taught and advised adult students in various subjects, states, and countries since 2001. Since her child was born in 2013, she has focused much more on supporting families and is a Positive Discipline certified parent educator.
What to expect
Cooperative preschool is about involvement. Children attend class each week with their parent, grandparent, or other caregiver to engage in a fun, learning experience.
As the caregiver in class, you get the unique opportunity to play an integral role in your child’s first educational experience. You can expect to work together with other caregivers and the teachers to create a safe, dynamic environment for the children to explore.
As the caregiver in class, you can expect to…
- Learn more about child development;
- Explore your own goals for your family;
- Deepen your bond with your child;
- Strengthen your communication and parenting skills.
NorthLeaf is part of the North Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Program. Their mission is to provide high-quality, affordable preschool education for children and education and support for parents. All of our classes have a dedicated Parent Educator who works with the class every week. The Parent Educator incorporates current research with the personal concerns and diverse experiences of our community in the lessons and discussions.
Parent education in our summer classes takes place during class.
You can also expect to meet other families with children going through similar milestones, joys, and challenges as yours. One of the many benefits families experience while participating in our co-op is long-term family friendships. It’s true when they say it takes a village, and a village is just what our preschool provides.
Tuition AND FEES
You are expected to pay tuition to the preschool for your child, as well as tuition to North Seattle College for your parent education portion of the class. There is also a non-refundable registration fee. If you are a current NorthLeaf family, you have already paid this fee. See our Admissions page for specific tuition and fee amounts.
Interested in joining our Class?
Come in for a Tour
An in-person tour during class hours provides an opportunity for you to meet our teachers, see our classroom, and watch us in action. The tour will help you determine if our preschool will be a good fit for your child. We love our school, and we want you to know that you will, too. However, a tour is not required for enrolling in our summer program.
We are located on the North Seattle College campus in the Instruction Building, rooms 1407 (find us on Google maps). The street address is 9600 College Way N. Parking on campus is by paid permit, but we have free load zone spaces for drop off, pick up, and tours. Street parking is also available just off campus. The North Seattle College website has a clickable map of the campus, an outline of transportation options, and the most up to date permit prices.
submit an application
After touring our preschool and confirming it’s a good fit, we encourage you to apply online. Applications will be processed according to the schedule set by the North Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Program. See our Admissions page for specific dates.
Your non-refundable registration fee is due within 48 hours of admission notification to accept a spot in our class.