Ballard Preschool Co-op

Our Mission

Our co-op aims to provide a part-time structured cooperative program designed to encourage the social, emotional, physical, and mental development of young children. It is also intended to be a resource and nucleus of support for participating families.

Our Goals

  • Create an environment that encourages the development of young children through creative play
  • Nurture each child’s sense of accomplishment
  • Encourage families to share their unique stories in ways that enhance their child’s class as well as the larger preschool community
  • Provide opportunities for parents to work closely with teachers and each other to learn about child development
  • Foster a sense of community, support, and belonging for all those involved in the preschool

Learn about joining

What’s New


Current Opening!

Ballard Preschool Co-op has an open spot in the afternoon 3-5’s class:

Age Range: 3-5 Years
Meeting Times:
Tuesday 12:15 – 3:15
Wednesday 12:15 – 3:15
Thursday 12:15 – 3:15

Age Ranges: Extra Session 4+
Meeting Times:
Friday 12:15 – 3:15

Please contact the registrar at [email protected] for more information or to enroll.


Interested in 2019-2020 Enrollment?

Please contact the registrar at [email protected].  We can not wait to schedule a tour and meet you!


On-site childcare

Ballard Preschool Co-op offers on-site childcare for siblings ages 6-months to 5 years, while the parents are working in class with their other child. Several of the playgroups still have space, so they’re now being opened up to community members!

Cost is only $8.50/hour and you can sign your child up for a weekly slot or drop-in if there’s space.

The following groups still have space:
Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:30-11:30 am.

Please contact the All-School Chair at [email protected] to sign up or inquire about becoming a sibling care provider.