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About our Twos Class

Our Twos program is all about child-directed, open-ended free play. And we have so much to choose from: painting, puzzles, musical instruments, blocks big and small, train sets, sensory bins, the kitchen, light table, costumes, and more. Art materials are set out with the emphasis on creating rather than the end product looking a certain way. Caregivers act as classroom assistants to provide guidance and help when needed. During circle time, students listen to a thematic story and sing songs old and new. The Twos A and B classes enjoy food together around the table with proper place settings, often trying a new food for the first time. Rain or shine, students climb, jump, swing, run and play together at the playground.

Twos Schedule

Twos A

Age: 2 years by September 1st

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost: $300/month

Teacher: Shannon Gardner

Parent Educator: Jane Schmidt

9:00-9:50 Arrive, Settle in, Free Play

9:50-9:55 Clean up

9:55-10:10 Circle Time, Songs, Stories

10:10-10:30 Wash Hands & Snack

10:30-10:55 Outside Play

10:55-11:00 Songs & Goodbye

Twos B

Age: 2 years by September 1st

When: Wednesdays & Fridays

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $300/month

Teacher: Shannon Gardner

Parent Educator: Jane Schmidt

10:30-11:20 Arrive, Settle in, Free Play

11:20-11:25 Clean up

11:25-11:40 Circle Time, Songs, Stories

11:40-12:00 Wash Hands & Snack

12:00-12:25 Outside Play

12:25-12:30 Songs & Goodbye

Multiage Tots/Twos

Age: 1 year by September 1

When: Mondays

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost: $130/month

Teacher: Shannon Gardner

Parent Educator: Frances Coppa

3:30-4:20 Arrive, Settle in, Free Play

4:20-4:25 Clean up

4:25-4:35 Circle Time, Songs, Stories

4:35-4:55 Wash Hands, Outdoor Play

4:55-5:00 Songs & Goodbye


Parent Role

Parents and caregivers play an important role in our school. They act as classroom assistant teachers every week and hold a school job to help run the co-op (everything from School President to Laundry Committee to Events Committee). Class meetings with both social time and parent education take place monthly in the evening.​ Family participation provides a high adult-to-child ratio, lower cost than other preschool models, and a strong community. The model creates not only a rich learning environment for children but also supports families in their parenting journey.​


Full parent responsibilities can be found on our Registration page. More about the co-op model can be found on our What is Co-op? page and on the North Seattle Co-op's website​.

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