Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!
For the 2023-2024 school year, our Salmon class will meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
For our current school year, our Salmon class meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 – 3:30pm.
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.
Play Partners | Each child is paired with a different partner. They make a play plan together and carry it through.
Clean Up | Each child works with their play partner to restore the room.
Snack (each child brings their own pre-made snack and eats socially distanced at their own spot)
Meeting | Songs, Lessons, Examples
Play! | Breathe deeply, Run, Climb, Laugh, Dig.
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: 3.5 - 5 years old
Children must turn 3 by August 31 of the enrollment year and may not turn 6 before June 1 of that year. Priority enrollment is given to age 3.5 and older.
Class Size: 10 children
Ratio of 5 students to 1 adult, including 2 teachers and working grown-ups.
Schedule: Options for 3, 4, or 5 days per week
3 Day - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
4 Day - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
5 Day - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
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.
For 2023-2024, we are also introducing a "Pay what you can" Salmon tuition plan. Families with a self-reported financial need can pay the 3 or 4 day tuition rate for Salmon and still attend all 5 days of class, or as many days as they are able. Our school is deeply committed to meeting all families where they are, and we hope this better supports families who want to attend more days but face a financial barrier.
The Sliding Scale Tuition Form is a guide but if cost remains a barrier to enrolling in Salmon next year please email email@example.com. We invite all families to participate in this new plan, regardless of income tier.
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.