Our Curriculum

 Photo by Katharina Esteves

Photo by Katharina Esteves

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.

 

 

Our Classes

 Photo by Katharina Esteves

Photo by Katharina Esteves

Parent & Baby

AGES 0–12 MONTHS
2 EXCURSIONS A YEAR
FRIDAY, 12–1:45 PM
2017-18: $45 PER MONTH
2018-19: $50 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.

Open for 2018-19 Enrollment

Toddler

Ages 1–2 years
2 excursions a year
Thursday, 12–1:45 pm
2017-18: $60 per month
2018-19: $70 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.

Waitlist Only for 2018-19 School Yr.

Toddler PM

Ages 1–2 years
Wednesday, 6—7:45 pm
2018-19: $70 per month

Stimulating introduction to preschool activities
This new evening class provides an opportunity for busy families to experience our preschool in the evening. Toddlers are introduced to classroom and routine while exploring small motor activities, music, sensory experiences and outdoor play.

Open for 2018-19 Enrollment

 

2/3

AGES 2–3 years
3 EXCURSIONS A YEAR
Thursday & FRIday 9:30–11:15 am
2017-18: $110 PER MONTH
2018-19: $120 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.

Waitlist Only for 2018-19 School Yr.

2/3

3/4

AGES 3–4 YEARS
6 EXCURSIONS A YEAR
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30–11:50 am
2017-18: $150 PER MONTH
2018-19: $160 per month

Exploring Independence
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.

Waitlist Only for 2018-19 School Yr.

3/4

Pre-K

AGES 4–5 YEARS
6-8 EXCURSIONS A YEAR
Mon, Tue & Wed 12:30–3:00 pm
2017-18: $160 PER MONTH
2018-19: $170 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.

Waitlist Only for 2018-19 School Yr.

Child's age as of August 31 for the preschool year

A parent or caregiver attends class one day per week.