New West Seattle co-op preschool: Meeting tomorrow

A meeting is planned tomorrow for the next step in organizing a new West Seattle cooperative preschool to open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center beginning this fall. From organizer Benni Sack:

We have a preliminary commitment for space at Youngstown beginning in August, 2010, and now it is time to figure out who is interested in participating in this new coop!

Here is what the preliminary parameters might be for an endeavor like this:

– Your toddler will be at least 24 months by August, 2010, and no older than 4.5 years old by August 2010
– You are interested in volunteering in the coop on a regular basis (the volunteer positions and duration of them will be decided by the coop board)
– You are potentially interested in belonging to the coop board, which will need to meet online and in-person on a regular basis to bring together the particulars of the coop

Here are the meeting particulars:

Saturday, March 20th, 2010 @ 10:00 a.m.
Mosaic Community Coffeehouse – in the demitasse room (kids playroom), 4401 2nd Avenue Northeast (map)

They have coffee, tea, and pastries there which can be purchased by donation (it’s a community, not for profit coffeehouse). I will bring some extra treats as well. PLEASE BRING YOUR LITTLE! We can have a play date!

This will be an informal meet and greet to try to ascertain the level of interest and participation from the community. Please RSVP to If you can’t make it but would still be interested in participating, please contact me by e-mail and let me know your level of interest. Board members are encouraged! We have a lot of fun stuff to get done this spring and summer to get ready!

She says the meeting’s being held at this particular coffeehouse because it has that kids’ playroom.

2 Replies to "New West Seattle co-op preschool: Meeting tomorrow"

  • knm March 19, 2010 (7:29 am)

    Is this a SSCC cooperative preschool? I am a parent with 2 children currently enrolled at different sites of the SSCC cooperative preschool and have not heard of this. I am curious what cirriculum will be based on and what experience and education the teacher(s) have. Please give us more information about the individuals who taking on this endeavor.

  • Benni March 19, 2010 (7:52 am)

    Hi Kim!

    So, the short answer is…. we don’t have a curriculum yet. The board is going to most likely interview teachers and review their potential curricula and decide which one meets best with our objectives – several candidates have already come forward interested in the position, all with several years of experience in early childhood education.

    This coop is being formed by parents closely related to the Youngstown community to fill a need for quality education based on our core beliefs around intentional community and inclusiveness for every child. We want and need Delridge community members in this school and in the board. This is a very new concept and we are going to be forming our own structure through efforts of the board.

    And no – this is not associated with SCCC.

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