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Broadview Co-op Preschool

11051 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98133
Seattle, WA 98133

(206) 363-6744


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At Broadview Co-op, you join your child one day a week in class, serving as a teacher assistant. You get the treasured opportunity to see your child learn in a classroom setting, and your child develops social skills and a positive self-concept by learning how to interact with peers and adults. Also, you learn about child development and tackle parenting issues with a professional parent educator from North Seattle Community College.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Co-op

From the Director:

At Broadview Co-op Preschool, you’ll find: •Dynamic, well-rounded learning in a bright, inviting space •Rewarding interaction with your child and other families, including helping in the classroom one day a week •Parent education to support your child’s development and tackle common issues •A devoted, energetic teacher with 35-plus years of experience, including more than 14 at Broadview Co-op •A focus on fostering self-esteem, independence and social skills •Lower costs than at most drop-off preschools •Class schedules and activities that prepare your child for kindergarten

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our teachers and parents work to provide an interesting and meaningful learning experience for our preschoolers using the emergent curriculum model.

Emergent curriculum describes the kind of curriculum that develops when exploring what is socially relevant, intellectually engaging, and personally meaningful to our preschoolers. Emergent curriculum arises naturally from adult-child interactions and situations that allow for teachable moments.

Emergent curriculum is not built on children's interests alone; teachers and parents also have interests worth bringing into the curriculum. The values and concerns of all the adults involved help the classroom culture evolve.

A Typical Day

The daily schedule for children varies upon which class they are attending. The schedule below is for the Toddler Class. Older classes for example, are 30 minutes longer and have small group activities to encourage cooperation and pre-literacy skills. Also, on Thursday afternoons children have a cooking class.

9:15 - 9:45 Gross Motor Play
9:45 - 10:00 Circle Time
10:00 - 10:15 Snack Time
10:15 - 11:00 Choice Time
11:00 - 11:15 Circle Time

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 able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

At Broadview Co-op we are very sensitive to separation issues and we will work with families to work on it.