WELCOME TO RAINIER VALLEY COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL
Join us for the 2022-2023 school year
Enrollment is open for all classes! We are accepting applications on a first come, first serve basis. We’ve returned to in-person learning inside our classroom, with extra outside time on our dedicated playground.
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.
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 it's success.