Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!
For the 2023-2024 school year, our Caterpillar class will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
The typical daily flow is:
Arrive | After washing hands children can come right into the classroom to play.
Choice Time | Build, Dramatic play, Sensory play, Art, Science Experiments etc.
Clean Up | Children learn to help clean up our classroom.
Outdoor Meeting | Sing and share together, Reflect, Problem solve, Make a plan
Outside Choice time | Breathe deeply, Run, Climb, Laugh, Dig
Snack | Families are welcome to send a small snack to be eaten outside during this time.
Good-Byes | Gather belongings, Sing the Goodbye Song.
Co-Teaching in each class
RVCP’s co-teaching model, with two teachers in each class, is at the root of our ability to implement our unique social-emotional learning focus and authentically individualize for each child's needs, strengths, and interests. Having two teachers present also enables better support of the children, and helps us maintain low child to adult ratios to create an engaging, positive environment.
Our Co-Op Model
We believe when parents engage in their child’s learning, the experience is more rewarding for both child and parents. Our preschool is a parent-run co-op, and its success depends on everyone’s contributions. As part of the RVCP community, all families are required to:
Work in the classroom about once a week
Maintain a family preschool job
Attend monthly parent meetings
Participate in community and fundraising events
See the full rewards of our process and details on the Co-Op Experience page.
Age Group: 2.5 - 5 years old
Children must turn 2 by March 1 of the enrollment year and may not turn 5 before June 1 of the enrollment year.
Class Size: 15 children
Ratio of 3 students to 1 adult, including 2 teachers and working grown-ups.
Schedule: 3 days per week
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
School Year: 10 months
September 2023 - June 2024
*We offer a sliding scale tuition model. The tuition listed above is for median income families in the Seattle area. To see the list of tuition costs based on tiers please visit our Tuition & Scholarships page.
Our school welcomes scholarship applications from all families – we encourage you to apply! We are affiliated with North Seattle College (NSC) Cooperative Preschools, and use their scholarship fund to provide additional assistance for our families. To apply for a financial scholarship, please fill out the NSC scholarship application.
from our parents
"Attending RVCP made me a better parent I had heard of the mythical teachers at this coop for a few years. We immediately felt welcome and there was an obvious feeling of togetherness. That wasn’t our experience at other coop’s. I just can’t say enough about the teachers. They use a language that I use today with my two kids. At drop off I didn’t want to leave. To this day my child wants to go back and attend preschool. We formed friendships that continue on today. We are really happy to be part of the RVCP alumni."