Ballard Preschool Co-op: FAQs

What is the Ballard Preschool Co-op?

A program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the Ballard Preschool Co-op is a part-time preschool that offers a nurturing environment for infants through children five years of age. Parents run the school through a board and various volunteer jobs. Each class consists of a teacher and parents working together. Founded in 2001, the co-op is a result of the large demand for family-oriented preschools in our area.

Where are we located?

7503 18th Ave NW, Seattle, WA | Google map

What does co-op participation entail?

All parents participate in class according to their child’s age and have school jobs. Infants’ and Toddlers’ parents attend every class; Twos’ parents attend one of two classes per week; Threes’ parents attend one of three classes per week. Parents are welcome to stay in the classroom until their child is fully comfortable.

Rotating class jobs include providing snacks, supervising activities, and cleaning up. Each family must also hold a class or school job (e.g. Class Secretary), participate in facility maintenance, and agree to fundraise a minimum of $175-275 during the school year depending on the number of children enrolled.

How do we join?

Our program is popular and waiting lists can be long. If you feel this would be a good match for your family, contact us as soon as possible. Please email the All-School Registrar ([email protected]) for more information. We welcome children of every nationality, race, creed, and background.