About South Seattle  College Parent Cooperative Preschools

Cooperative preschool is a vibrant community for families: Preschool for your child, parent community for you. We have classes for children from birth through age 5, with preschools located in five neighborhood locations. The hours and days vary at each location and the number of classes per week is dependent upon age.

Because parents get to assist in the classroom one day each week and the adult-child ratio is so high, the choice of learning centers to explore is wide and opportunities for critical thinking  and social problem-solving are great.

Our preschool teachers provide a rich environment full of learning activities that are just right for the developmental stage of the children:

  • Creative arts, pretend play
  • Sensory, science exploration
  • Reading preparation
  • Math manipulatives
  • Table games, blocks
  • Snack, music, stories
  • Small and large group interaction

Our specialty is helping children learn the joy of discovery through play and guided learning interactions where they:

  • Build social skills
  • Develop empathy
  • Practice self control
  • Learn problem solving

The SSC Co-op Preschool curriculum is aligned with WaKIDS Washington State Kindergarten Entrance Guidelines and supports the WaKIDS components: Family connection, whole child assessment for individualized learning, supporting smooth transition into Kindergarten.