The Enrollment Process
Thanks for your interest in Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool (RVCP). Our classes are currently full for the current school year.
Open enrollment for the 2013–2014 school year begins in January 2013. Enrollment applications for new families for the 2013-2014 school year will be posted on the website soon. If you are interested in applying for the current school year (September 2012 – June 2013), please complete the application posted below.
Membership in our co-op preschool is not restricted according to race, religion, gender, sexual preference, ethnicity or national origin.
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 are Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m..
Arrange a tour of our classrooms. To schedule a classroom tour (grown-ups only), please email our Enrollment Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill out an application for new families for the 2013-2014 school year (PDF file). Once complete, please return your application and non-refundable $35 application fee.
Need help deciding which class to apply for? Please read more about our classes.
Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool strives to be accessible to all families and supports families needing financial aid. The amount of our scholarship fund varies each year. The Scholarship Committee meets to review applications to determine eligibility and assess special circumstances/hardships to disperse funds. Scholarship applications are confidential within the committee and select Board Members.
Scholarships are awarded in the Spring and Fall, as needed. The enrollment lottery occurs first, and is independent of scholarship requests. During the school year, if a family has a financial hardship they may apply mid-year.
If you are interested, please complete a Scholarship Application Form 2012-2013 (PDF file). Once complete, please return your scholarship application with your enrollment application.
If you are interested, please contact the Enrollment Coordinator at email@example.com.
All child placement at Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool is decided by a lottery process. If you submit an application by the deadline, you will be included in the lottery. Any application received after the deadline will be added on a first come basis. The lottery is split into two parts, with first consideration given to returning families. The first round is used to process and determine the placement of our returning families in the school for the coming year. The second round of our lottery is used to place new families in the remaining available spaces.
Waitlists: The Enrollment Coordinator will notify you as to your class assignment or position on the waitlist. As openings become available the Enrollment Coordinator will contact families on the waitlist. Our waitlists can change quickly so please be advised that you will have 48 hours to contact our Enrollment Coordinator once you have been notified regarding a class assignment. It is your responsibility to check your messages regularly and/or be in contact with the Enrollment Coordinator.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for considering our preschool and the RVCP community!