Silent Auction and Movie Matinee

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool is hosting a movie matinee and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd from 9:45 AM until 12 noon. The event will take place at the Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City. All proceeds go to support this nonprofit community preschool.

Rainier Valley Coop Preschool Children's Film Festival
Tickets $8 in ADVANCE, $10 AT THE DOOR (kids under 2 are free)
Ark Lodge Cinemas
4816 Rainier Avenue S
Saturday, May 3rd 9:45am-noon

The day will include a silent auction and 20 minute screenings of shorts from this year’s Children’s Film Festival. Highlights of the auction will include a ride in a spaceship with Richard Branson, dinner for eight with Justin Bieber, and dancing lessons from Michelle and Barack Obama (OK, probably not, but stay tuned for a listing of actual loot you can bid on).

1. 9:50 AM: All ages
2. 10:25 AM: Older preschoolers and up
3. 11:00 AM: All ages
4. 11:35 AM: Older preschooolers and up

The silent auction will run from 9:30-11:30. Please bring cash or checks for concessions and the silent auction.

A big thank you to all of the local businesses and community members that have generously donated goods and services to support this auction!

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool is hiring!

RVCP is currently looking for a full-time teacher or two part-time teachers to begin this fall. Full job description and instructions on how to apply.

Enrollment Season Is Approaching!

Our open houses provide a great opportunity to meet the teachers, talk with current families, and visit the preschool space. All members of your family are welcome! Open House dates for prospective families will be on Saturday, January 25, from 10:00 – 11:30 am, and on Thursday, February 13, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. No pre-registration is required.

You can also meet us at the Central Seattle Preschool Fair (Saturday, January 11, from 10:30 – 12:30) or the Parent Map Preschool Fair (Sunday, January 12, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm).

If you would like to visit the school while class is in session (grown-ups only), please email our Enrollment Coordinators at to schedule a tour.

Applications (PDF file) must be postmarked or delivered by 3:30 pm on February 28, 2014 for returning families and 3:30 pm on March 14, 2014 for new families.

You can read more about the enrollment process on our Enrollment page.

Fall Festival

Fall Festival 2013

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Beacon Hill on Roberto Maestas Festival Street right by El Centro de la Raza and the light rail station (a few blocks from the preschool).

We will have a variety of activities for all ages including face painting, decorating pumpkins, a kids’ bike parade and more. We hope you and your family will join us for the celebration!

Download the flyer (PDF): letter, tabloid

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