Winter Open House is Coming Soon!

Please join us at our Annual Winter Open House to find out about our preschool programs for children aged 2-5 years old, meet our teachers and make a craft to take home. This year’s open house will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 10:30 – 11:30 AM in Classroom 18 at the old Woodway Elementary building. There will be a brief presentation about the program, followed by a time for questions and a tour of the facility.

Also, it’s almost time for open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year, and families who attend the open house will have priority registration when we open registration for new families in February. We hope to see you there!

Please Join PLCP in Welcoming Pamela Frank to our School Community

Playful Learning Co-op Preschool is happy to welcome Pamela Frank to our co-op community! She will be teaching the 2’s and AM classes this upcoming school year and we’re excited to see what she has in store. Pamela comes to us from West Edmonds Co-op Preschool where she taught in the 3’s class and served on the co-op board.

Shortly after she was hired, she wrote in a letter to the school community that

“. . . Co-op is near and dear to my heart.  I truly believe that being involved in your child’s education at a co-op preschool provides such a special experience that cannot be replicated elsewhere. Co-op nourishes the relationships with other families and with our own children. As a teacher, I believe it is my responsibility to uphold the co-op values and to create a playful, fun environment that will inspire learning. Recognizing that each child is unique and learns in different ways, it is my goal to help your child develop their own love for learning.”

On behalf of the PLCP Hiring Committee and the entire PLCP Board, please welcome Pamela Frank into this exciting, new role!

Join us at our Summer Open House – Saturday August 16th at 10:00 AM

Playful Learning Co-op Preschool will be holding our annual Summer Open House on Saturday, August 16th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Join us to find out more about our programs, see the classroom and meet our teachers. Children will have a chance to play at our variety of learning stations and complete a craft to take home while parents can learn about our classes and philosophy and ask any questions they might have.

Registration forms will be available to sign up for the preschool – classes are filling fast so we urge you to sign up before they’re full (and before school starts on September 8th!).  Hope to see you all there!

Final Open House of the 2013-2014 School Year is May 21, 2014

Please join us on Wednesday, May 21st from 6-7pm for our final open house of the 2013-2014 school year. This will be the last opportunity to tour the classroom and see the school facilities until our Summer Open House in August. Join us for a fun craft, playtime in the classroom and time to meet current co-op members. Learn about co-op and how it could be a good fit for your family. We will be accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year at the open house, and we hope to see you there!

Playful Learning Co-op is Pleased to Announce Our New Pre-K Teacher for the 2014-2015 School Year!

The Playful Learning Co-op Hiring Committee is pleased to announce our new Pre-K teacher for the 2014-2015 school year! One of our own, Jessica Adams comes to us as a Board Member and an experienced Member of our co-op family!  She is currently working on completing a degree in Early Childhood Education, and has extensive experience working with and planning lessons for children ages 2-9 years old in a classroom setting. Additionally, she has proven herself to be a leader and a team-player in her work on both of her children’s school boards.

Jessica plans to work closely with the Board, Members, and Students this year to make this new transition as smooth as possible.  She is driven by a deep desire to meet the ever-changing needs of our community with an open mind, willing spirit and a humble heart.

Jessica says, “I am overjoyed to be beginning my teaching career with PLCP!  I first heard about co-op when my son was 3, and at that time, all I knew was that I was signing my son up for a preschool that allowed me to stay and play instead of forcing us to separate before we were ready.  My son Wyatt (9) and now my daughter Penelope (Nell, 4) both thrived as students with Teacher Anna!  I also have grown in many ways as a parent and educator in my 4 years of experience as a member and class coordinator, and I believe it has given me an authentic understanding of how our co-op works and what a tremendous impact this setting can have on families.

As an educator, I am wholeheartedly committed to the whole student, and believe that my strength is in teaching young children the skills necessary for lifelong personal success in an age-appropriate and playful way.

In my spare time, I enjoy finding new books to read with my family, going on adventures, being in the kitchen, playing outdoors and creating!

I am looking forward to an incredible year and want to thank all of you for the opportunity to be a part of such an important stage in your child’s life! Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments, or concerns about your child or the classroom.  I am here to help!”

Please join us in welcoming Jessica into her new role in our co-op community!

We’re Revamping our PM Class

Playful Learning Co-op Preschool is excited to announce that we are making changes to our 4 year old class to better align it with the Washington State standards for pre-k education. Starting with the 2014-2015 school year our 4’s/PM class will be our Pre K class and will be offered 4 days per week for 2.5 hours per day. We’re looking forward to giving our pre-kindergarteners more class time to gear up for their elementary school careers! Final details on days/times are still being worked out so stay tuned for updates.

Spring Open House is May 3rd!

Join Playful Learning Co-op Preschool at our Spring Open House, Saturday May 3rd from 10am – 11am! Come play in the classroom, learn about our program and register for the 2014-2015 school year. This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about our co-op or about the co-op philosophy in general and the whole family is welcome! No need to RSVP; just show up to play at 10am on 5/3/14. We hope to see you there!

Winter Open House on January 31, 2014

Come play with us at our winter Open House, coming up on Friday January 31, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Check out the classroom, meet our excellent teacher and some current parents and kids, and have a chance to sign up on our ‘Interest List’ for priority enrollment when open enrollment begins in mid-February. We’d love to see you – the whole family is welcome! Come on time if you can – there will be a short introduction at the start of the event with some general co-op information.

Mountlake Terrace Co-op Preschool is now Playful Learning Cooperative Preschool!

We are happy to announce that MLT Cooperative Preschool has changed our DBA (“Doing Business As”) name to Playful Learning Cooperative Preschool. While it was sad to let our original name go (after almost 50 years) we wanted to transition to a name that would better reflect our co-op’s philosophy and not its prior location. We love our new name and hope you will too!

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Preschool!

Families with little ones around the house – it’s not too late to register for preschool this fall. Mountlake Terrace Co-op Preschool still has openings in all three classes (2 year-olds, 3 to 4 1/2 and 3 1/2 to 5 year-olds). For more information about the program or to get registration information, please contact our school registrar (email to registrar -at- mlt-coop.com).

Classes are filled on a first come/first served basis, so contact us today for information and to get your child enrolled!