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Bellevue Overlake Cooperative Preschool

15220 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98007

(000) 000-0000


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Bellevue Overlake Cooperative Preschool is a small community of parents who are dedicated to providing a joyful and enriching environment for our children, and supporting each other. Our school is affiliated with the award winning Bellevue College Parent Education Program.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Co-op

From the Director:

Cooperative preschool offers the following benefits to young children and their families: * Parent participation makes you an important part of your child's early education. * Parent education provides an opportunity for learning about your child's development. * Parent meetings are a time for asking questions and discussing parenting issues. * Parenting training is offered by experienced instructors allowing you to feel confident assisting the teacher in the classroom. * Parents and children will grow socially and make new friends.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year