West Seattle preschool news: Fauntleroy CC; co-ops; new arrival

FAUNTLEROY CHILDREN’S CENTER: Two bits of recent news from FCC director Kim Sheridan: They’ve again won accreditation for 5 more years from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which isn’t easy, she explains: “We have been accredited since December, 1987, but in 2006, NAEYC revised and raised their standards. There are now over 400 criteria to meet across 10 different standards.” She also says they’re hosting a parent meeting at FCC on Monday, September 20th, 6-7:30 pm, to discuss kindergarten readiness: “We will talk about child development, what children need to know and specifically about the skills children will learn here at FCC during that last year before kindergarten. It is open to the community. There will be free child care with a light dinner for the children. Advance registration is required by e-mailing us at fauntleroychildrenscenter@yahoo.com or by calling us at 206-932-9590.

CO-OP PRESCHOOLS HAVE SPACE: West Seattle’s Parent Cooperative Preschools, which serve children from infancy through age 5, have room for 17-24-month-olds and 24-to-36-month-olds at the South Seattle Community College location, pre-K ages 4-5 at the Alki location, ages 3-4 and 4-5 at the Lincoln Park location, and 24-36 months and newborn-12 months at the Arbor Heights location. Tuition is $50-$160/month depending on child’s age and number of sessions per week; parents help one session per week in the classroom. For more information, call Judy Hall at 206-938-2278 or e-mail jkatalki@aol.com.

NEW PRESCHOOL: Aiko Shimada e-mailed to announce she’s opened a new “home-based preschool” in the Admiral District, Bluebell Playgarden. She describes it as “a Waldorf-inspired, play-based home preschool … 3-day morning program for 3- and 4-year-olds.” Call 206-937-1964 or e-mail aiko@aikoshimada.com to find out more.

7 Replies to "West Seattle preschool news: Fauntleroy CC; co-ops; new arrival"

  • Julie September 4, 2010 (4:24 pm)

    The SSCC preschool co-ops/ parent education program are one of West Seattle’s “hidden treasures”.

  • Cami September 4, 2010 (5:57 pm)

    I couldn’t agree more, Julie. My son attended Alki (Teacher Linda is the BEST) and also Able Learners at SSCC.

  • NT September 4, 2010 (7:24 pm)

    Ditto! My first attended the Admiral location for 3 years (off to kindergarten this year) and my second is starting there this year. The program is outstanding – highly recommend it!

  • MargL September 4, 2010 (8:25 pm)

    My daughter has been attending the SSCC co-op school at Arbor Heights since she was 6 months old. Highly recommended!

  • Betsy September 4, 2010 (8:40 pm)

    I think Co-op preschool is great, too! One of the things that makes it so great is the parent instruction that comes with it. It is a wonderful resource.

  • krista September 5, 2010 (9:04 am)

    I agree with Julie. Co-op is truly a “hidden treasure” and a great way to educate children while being part of a community. We’ve been at SSCC, Arbor Heights and Lincoln Park co-op’s over the last 5 years. Can’t say enough good things about the program, teachers and community feel. It’s truly an amazing opportunity for families in WS.

  • Ingrid Olsen[Young September 5, 2010 (6:28 pm)

    I agree! Coop is a wonderful resource for children and families! Great kids, great families and great teachers/instructors! SSCC is one of the best~
    Miss the SSCC coop family!

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