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.

Now enrolling Infants to Pre-K for the 2022-2023 school year!

We’re excited to bring holding in-person learning for the 2022-23 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. 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

2022–2023 school year tuition rates and schedules


Age Range: 0-1 Years
Meeting Times:
Wednesday 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Tuition: $80 monthly


Age Range: 1-2 Years
Meeting Times:
Friday 9:30–11:30 am
Tuition: $115 monthly


Age Range: 2-3 Years
Meeting Times:
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30–11:30 am
Tuition: $160 monthly


Age Range: 3-4 Years
Meeting Times:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Tuition: $250 monthly


Age Range: 4-5 Years
Meeting Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:30 am–1:00 pm
Tuition: $390 monthly

Mindful Mondays

Age Range: 2 & under
Meeting Times:
Monday 9:30–11:00 am
Tuition: $80 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 class, 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

Cat is PNPC’s head teacher and leads our Ones and Twos classes. 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

Teacher Wyly prefers co-op because she believes that play is the essential work of children. She teaches our Threes class and focuses on creating open-ended play invitations that mirror the children’s interests and ignite their natural social, emotional and cognitive problem solving inclinations. In witnessing and documenting the play, Wyly finds that the working classroom parents and teachers come to deeply know the children and better understand how to help them negotiate and grow their age-appropriate, yet individualized skill sets.

Hear more from Teacher Wyly 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 required 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