Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op

Our mission

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op (PNPC) is a vibrant, community-based cooperative preschool that fosters the social, emotional, physical, and mental development of young children through play-based, structured learning in a nurturing and connected community.

Enrollment for the 2023-24 School Year begins February 19th!

We’re excited to begin registration for the 2023-24 school year! There are openings in all of our classes, and a waiting list available for future openings if you’re not quite ready to enroll just yet. Come visit our classrooms on May 6th from 10:00am—12:00pm, and contact the Registrar at [email protected] to sign-up or learn more.

Our goals

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op’s community of families and teachers aim to:

  • Create a safe, supportive, fun, and stimulating environment that encourages the social, emotional, physical, and mental development of young children through creative classroom and outdoor play
  • Nurture each child’s sense of accomplishment and personal growth
  • Encourage families to share their unique talents, interests, and experiences in ways that enhance their child’s class, as well as the larger preschool community
  • Provide opportunities for parents to participate in their child’s first educational experience, working closely with teachers, parent educators, and each other to learn about child development and behavior, as well as parenting
  • Develop and strengthen skills in group process, mediation, and leadership
  • Foster a sense of community, support, and belonging for all those involved in the preschool

2023 Summer Camp Sessions

Our first 2023 Summer Camp begins on June 20th! As a cooperative school, parents/caregivers participate by working and playing alongside the children and teachers one day each week. Read more about it on our Summer Program page!

Priority registration begins April 13th at 2pm and open registration begins April 20th at 2pm. Fill out the registration form, or email [email protected] to register. All registrants must read and sign the PNPC Summer Enrollment Agreement.

All sessions are open to kids ages 2–5

  • Session 1 AM: June 20-23 & 27-30 (T/W/Th/F 9:30 am-12:00 pm) Teacher Shelby
  • Session 2 AM: July 10-13 & July 17-20 (M/T/W/Th 9:30 am-12:00 pm) Teacher Jamie
  • Session 3 AM: July 24-27 & July 31-Aug 3 (M/T/W/Th 9:30 am-12:00 pm) Teacher Rachel and Teacher Danny

2023–2024 school year tuition rates and schedules


Age Range: 0-1 Years
Meeting Times:
Wednesday 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Tuition: $85 monthly


Age Range: 1-2 Years
Meeting Times:
Friday 9:30–11:30 am
Tuition: $120 monthly


Age Range: 2-3 Years
Meeting Times:
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30–11:30 am
Tuition: $170 monthly


Age Range: 3-4 Years
Meeting Times:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Tuition: $265 monthly


Age Range: 4-5 Years
Meeting Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:30 am–1:00 pm
Tuition: $405 monthly

Mindful Mondays

Age Range: 2 & under
Meeting Times:
Monday 9:30–11:00 am
Tuition: $85 monthly

PNPC’s Mindful Mondays is a special weekly class for waitlisted kids age 2 and under. Join Teacher Shelby for songs, stories, yoga, and play! Contact the Registrar for more info at [email protected].

Meet the teachers!

Shelby teaches our Parent/Infant and Ones classes, and has more than a decade of experience in child development and education. She believes infants thrive when caregivers thrive. She takes a holistic approach to her class that includes stories, songs, and play-based exploration for babies while weaving in moments of mindfulness, reflection, and nurturing for the parents and caregivers attending. Her principles of openness, honesty and support without judgment is the foundation of a strong community of caregivers that can grow alongside you in your child’s first year of life and beyond.

Hear more from Teacher Shelby on YouTube

Erin leads our Twos class. She loves teaching at PNPC for the same reasons that she chose co-op for all three of her own kids. She wholeheartedly believes that play nurtures social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth by allowing kids to learn through their own experience, exploration, experimentation and discovery.

Erin’s class is a safe and welcoming space where all children—and their families—can come and learn. It is a time for parents and children to share together and a chance for children to interact with other kids and adults. This program also provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss experiences, concerns, and joys within a friendly community of fellow parents.

Cat is PNPC’s head teacher and leads our Threes class. She is dedicated to creating a safe classroom where all children can come and learn, and believes that all learning starts with play and exploration. With the help of the parents Cat fosters a classroom that nurtures each individual child and also creates a community that extends outside of class. She believes in an emergent curriculum that follows the lead of the children.

Hear more from Teacher Cat on YouTube

Adelle teaches our Pre-K class and believes that each child develops at their own pace and each child has strengths. She provides an environment where these strengths can be nurtured and celebrated. Through play Adelle gives children plenty of opportunities to create, make discoveries, imagine, and explore things of interest to them. In this environment your student will develop their love for school and learning, along with building friendships with the other students.

Hear more from Teacher Adelle on YouTube

About in-person classes during COVID-19

Over the past year PNPC has worked hard to keep our in-person classes safe and fun for everyone by developing a detailed four stage plan to help our program pivot depending on current guidelines and on the direction of the pandemic in our greater community. We prioritize providing our students with as much in-person learning as possible, while including layered strategies to limit exposure and to keep our children’s health and safety front and center, all while following Federal, State, and local guidelines and protocols. These include, but are not limited to:

  • A requirement for all parents, guardians, and caregivers working in the classroom to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Masks are encouraged for all teachers, parents, guardians, and caregivers, and children over 2 years old (with adult supervision).
  • Classrooms have been fitted with air purifiers and additional ventilation to improve air flow, and additional PPE is available if needed.
  • Parents and children are required to follow a daily health screen and attestation to check for symptoms before joining class each day. Anyone with symptoms must stay home and follow current King County guidance before returning to school.

For many of our children, spending time with other kids is a brand new experience — one we’re committed to helping provide as we look for creative ways to keep everyone safe, happy, and healthy.

Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op