Bothell Family Cooperative Preschool is centered around play-based learning. The majority of class time consists of free play amongst the classroom play centers, while caregivers participate and act as guides to enhance and extend learning.
Research shows that young children learn most naturally and effectively through play. As they explore and manipulate materials, their curiosity and desire to make sense of the world leads to spontaneous and self-directed learning. This builds the foundation for all future learning and the preparation children need before they learn more abstract concepts such as numbers and letters.
Our curriculum follows developmentally appropriate guidelines, and focuses on four critical areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. You can learn more about the different stations found in our preschool and how children interact with them on the "Our Preschool" page. We feel this method allows us to:
- Value each child as a unique individual with a distinct learning style and personality.
- Help children develop competence and independence.
- Encourage development of communication and social skills through social interaction.
Parent & Baby
AGES 0–12 MONTHS
2 EXCURSIONS A YEAR
FRIDAY, 12–1:45 PM
$45 PER MONTH
Early Parental Support & Infant Development
The Parent & Baby Class gives parents an opportunity to explore parenthood, strengthen their attachment to their child, and connect with other families.
Ages 1–2 years
2 excursions a year
Thursday, 12–1:45 pm
$60 per month
Stimulating introduction to preschool activities
Toddlers are introduced to classroom and routine while exploring small motor activities, music, sensory experiences and outdoor play.
AGES 2–3 years
3 EXCURSIONS A YEAR
Thursday & FRIday 9:30–11:15 am
$110 PER MONTH
Growing Social-Emotional Development
Children get support in playing with others in areas such as block building, art exploration, dramatic play, and outdoor play.
AGES 3–4 YEARS
6 EXCURSIONS A YEAR
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30–11:50 am
$150 PER MONTH
Children enjoy group activities, empathy and emotion coaching, and a discovery corner while continuing to explore cooking, art and sensory exploration, music, outdoor play, and dramatic play.
AGES 4–5 YEARS
6-8 EXCURSIONS A YEAR
Mon, Tue & Wed 12:30–3:00 pm
$160 PER MONTH
Pre-Academic & Creative Growth
Building on the 3/4 class, children continue their social-emotional growth, exploration of preschool stations and experiences while also exploring basic math and writing.
We offer two summer camps for your little one to get out and explore nature! Check back in the spring for more information.