WELCOME TO RAINIER VALLEY COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL
Enrollment is now open for the 2023-2024 school year!
We are excited to offer a new schedule of all morning classes and introduce our class for Tots (ages 12-24 months). Applications are being accepted for all classes on a first come, first served basis.
We are a community of learners creating a culture of care for one another and the world.
Our North Seattle College affiliation provides our families with early childhood education, family resources, scholarships, and community support.
All classes enjoy our fully-enclosed, dedicated playground and indoor, open floor-plan classroom.
What We Believe
RVCP offers a multi-age, social-emotional curriculum, with two teachers in the classroom, which enables us to meet the developmental needs of the children through authentic and meaningful relationships and activities. As children play and build relationships with each other and the grown-ups, they practice a variety of skills in which they experience both the role of expert and learner.
All decisions that we make as teachers start with the child at the center. Our image of the child is one who is complete, good, competent, powerful, creative, intelligent, inquisitive, enterprising, rooted in culture, empathic, cooperative, resilient and perseverant.
Our planning and reflections are built on the belief that children are exactly where they need to be and doing exactly what they need to be doing in this moment in time, and that they can accomplish what they are capable of doing, alone and with others.
Our work begins with the unconditional acceptance of our children exactly where they are.
Black Lives Matter
Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool Board of Directors stands with the Black community in solidarity against racism. We recognize that schools are part of an institutionally racist system, and we are committed to learning and unlearning how to effectively undo and oppose that system. The Board values our families' voices and we want to encourage an ongoing, open dialog about how we can do better to include Black families at RVCP and integrate anti-racist practices and teaching into our organization. We recognize that anti-racist work is hard work - it is ongoing, constantly evolving, and it can't be done perfectly.
The Co-op Experience
We believe when parents engage in their child’s learning, the experience is more rewarding for both child and parents. Our preschool is parent-run and all families contribute to its success.