Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool is Moving!

Over the summer, RVCP will move to our new home at the Bethany United Church of Christ, located in Mid-Beacon Hill.

Bethany’s social justice focused community and goals are a great fit and help support our mission.  RVCP has served hundreds of families in the Beacon Hill, Mount Baker, Columbia City, and Rainier Beach areas since 1978.  Each year, the program serves families who reflect the social, ethnic, religious and economic diversity of our neighborhood.  RVCP is run entirely by volunteer members.

We are excited about our future in the new location, but like any move, it will be costly and we’d love your help. The money we raise with this effort will help to offset our anticipated, as well as any unexpected, moving costs. Visit our Fundrazer Campaign page to make a donation and help us reach our goal.

Alternatively, please contact us if you would like to make a direct donation to the preschool or would like to purchase an item instead of providing a monetary donation. Tax receipts are available. Thank you for considering!

Join Us For Our Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser – May 13

Silent Auction Poster 2017Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool’s annual Silent Auction Fundraiser is happening Saturday, May 13! Running 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, this event is going to be a hit!

There are lots of great items and a pancake breakfast as well! Pancake Breakfast tickets will run $8/adults, $5/kids and free for the under 2 crowd. The auction is always free, so come browse and find some great deals!

Check out the Facebook Event page for more details.

A big thank you to all of the local businesses and community members that have generously donated goods and services to support this auction, especially our sponsor:

Talking With Children About Gender Diversity – March 18

Please join us for an upcoming event – Talking With Children About Gender Diversity, co-sponsored by Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool and Seattle Progressive Preschool, and includes guest speaker Aidan Key (Gender Specialist, Educator, Author and Community Organizer). View brochure for details.


  • Increase your awareness of the full spectrum of gender identity/expression;
  • Learn how to support gender-inclusivity in our homes, schools and communities; and
  • Ask all the questions you’ve wanted to ask – in a safe environment. What do all the acronyms mean? How do I talk to my child about children or adults who look/act different? What does it mean if my son likes to wear dresses or daughter prefers tractors?

Date: Saturday, March 18

Time: 10 a.m. to Noon (complimentary lunch and discussion to follow)

Cost: Suggested Donation $5-$15

Location: MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center
3201 E. Republican St.
Seattle, WA 98112
Click here for directions.

We hope you will be able to join us. Also, we have shared the event on our Facebook page. Please share it with your community and invite others to join us.

Children’s Film Festival – March 11

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool is hosting a movie matinee fundraiser on Saturday, March 11, moviematinee2017posterfrom 10 a.m. to Noon (doors open at 9:45 a.m.).  The event will take place at the Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City.  All proceeds go to support this nonprofit community preschool.

The day will include screenings of shorts curated by NW Film Forum from this year’s Children’s Film Festival with short intermissions. All shorts are gentle and appropriate for all ages.

Zip around the world with these high-energy, high-imagination animated shorts from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017! You’ll be dazzled by the light, color and storytelling in this vibrant celebration of creativity and international film for children. Along the way, kids will learn how to be true friends and embrace their adventures!

Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family. Kids age 2 and under are free. The community is most welcome! Purchase tickets online on Eventbrite

A big thank you to all of the local businesses and community members that have generously donated goods and services to support this fundraiser, especially our sponsor:

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool Open Houses for Enrollment Season

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool is hosting two open houses for the upcoming enrollment season.  Below are the open house dates for prospective families:

  • Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10 am-Noonopenhouseflier
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6-8 pm

Come learn about our school, see our classroom space, meet our teachers, talk to enrolled families, and learn about the co-op model and responsibilities. All members of your family, especially kids, are welcome to attend! No pre-registration required.

Applications for the 2017-2018 season are due on March 15, 2017. For more information, view the enrollment page.

Welcome to Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool!

Welcome to the Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool learning community; we hope to have the opportunity to get to know both your child and your family.

We believe that preschool is a place where the children get to be who they are and where they are, and receive support and encouragement to continue on their path of becoming themselves. It is our hope that our families and teachers will create, together, an environment that will foster compassion, self-awareness and community. Above all, it is our goal to meet your child where s/he is and work with his or her interests and ideas to facilitate a class that is engaging, exciting and welcoming for all the students.

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool
1720 S Forest St,
Seattle, WA 98144

Phone: 206.723.1555
Email: rvcpnews [AT] gmail [DOT] com