Hours:Infants Tues 10-11:30 am / Toddlers Thurs 9:30-11:30 am / Twos Wed & Fri 9:30-11:30 am / 3-5s Tues, Wed & Thurs 12:15-3:15 pm, add'l pre-K only day Fri 12:15-3:15 pm
The Ballard Preschool Co-op is a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA). Our preschool was founded in 2001 and serves infants through five-year olds. Our mission is to provide a structured cooperative program that encourages the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of young children. It is also intended to provide a nucleus of support for participating families. The families and teachers who make up our preschool community share several goals: - Creating a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment that encourages the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of young children through creative play - Nurturing each child’s sense of accomplishment and personal growth - Encouraging families to share their unique talents, interests, and experiences in ways that enhance their child’s class as well as the larger preschool community - Providing opportunities for parents to work closely with teachers and each other to learn about child development and behavior as well as parenting; - Developing and strengthening skills in group process, mediation, and leadership - Fostering a sense of community, support, and belonging for all of those involved in the preschool Why should you join the Ballard Preschool Co-op? - Community!! Parents are engaged and active members of our community - Education & family support from our parent educator - Excellent teachers committed to the cooperative preschool model - Affordable on-site sibling drop-off childcare - Low adult to child ratio in class - Access to programs & resources of the PNA Family Commitments A parent or other adult must actively participate in his/her child's class once per week. Each family holds an all-school or class-specific job to support the preschool. Parents must also attend monthly class meetings, participate in facility maintenance, maintain current membership with the PNA, and satisfy a minimum fundraising requirement ($175).