Just blocks from Alki Beach and down the hill from The Junction, we exemplify the best of the West Side. Alki kids get to do the messy, creative, intriguing things that stimulate their curiosities and fire up their growing brains!
Alki Co-op curriculum is play based. We believe a child’s play is his work and that learning happens best when children use their bodies, their senses, their hearts, and their minds to discover their world. Facilitated play lays the foundation for achitecture of the brain that will support academic success.
Through play in large and small groups children encounter real social situations and learn to regulate their emotions and solve problems. In imaginative play children put themselves in a variety of settings where they can experiment with new behaviors, learn to collaborate with each other, and negotiate conflict.
Our Curriculum is aligned with WaKIDS Washington State Kindergarten Entrance Guidelines and support: family connections, whole child assessment for indivulized learning, supporting smooth transitions into kindergarten.
Alki Co-op Preschool is one of the five preschools in West Seattle that are affiliated with South Seattle College. The college provides professional parent educators to each class to provide support and education to parents, ongoing training and support for each classroom teacher and consultations to the Board around the running of the preschool. Each preschool class is represented at a Parent Advisory Council that offers scholarships, handles registration assists with marking.
Each preschool is it’s own 501c3 non-profit under the umbrella of the West Seattle Preschool network.