Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m
Teacher: Kim Hagen
Children must be 3 by Aug. 31
Estimated monthly tuition: $120
Mon, Weds., and Fri.
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
Teacher: Ardis Mortenson
Children must be 4 by Dec. 31
Estimated monthly tuition: $190
Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.
12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m
Teachers: Kim and Ardis
Children must be 4 by Aug. 31
Estimated monthly tuition: $290
Classes begin in September and end in May. Our preschool classes are led by a teacher (2 teachers for Pre-K) with 2-3 parent volunteers each day. A Bellevue College parenting educator also attends at least once a week. We enroll 18 students for each class.
A Typical Day at Pine Lake Co-op Preschool
The preschool curriculum is designed to provide a full range of activities that are developmentally appropriate, creative and fun.
The classroom is set up to provide children the opportunity to explore key areas of development: language, art, building, imaginative play, manipulatives, nature, science, and sensory experiences. For example, sensory tables with interesting materials are set up, along with a water play table, paint, playdough, and art and science projects. Children may choose to read books in a loft, dress up in costumes, build with blocks or puzzles, or engage in various other cooperative and dramatic play options.
Children can choose to enjoy a snack at the snack table. They learn to serve themselves, use utensils, share with others, and clean up when they're through!
Children sit together with the teacher to hear stories and learn songs, finger plays, and movement games. Sharing days are also part of circle time, where each child brings a favorite item from home to show to his or her classmates.
The teacher presents a focused topic in areas such as science or nature.
Children use large motor skills for climbing, sliding, swinging, and playing in the sandbox. During inclement weather, an indoor play area is provided with balls, riding toys, basketball, and bowling toys.