Our Mission

West Edmonds Co-op is dedicated to provide a supportive, learning-rich environment for both children and parents through hands-on-participation.

Our Vision

Our program fosters the fundamental values and beliefs that children learn through play while developing the social and academic skills needed for a successful transition to primary education.  In addition, for our parents, we provide childhood development education opportunities, while encouraging a peer-support network.

What happens at a parent cooperative?

By becoming involved with a parent cooperative program, you will:
Support and guide your children and their peers as they develop social skills.
Discuss child development and parenting strategies with an experienced educator.
Make new friends with parents who have children the same age as your own.
Develop a new appreciation for the purpose of play with babies and children.
Reduce preschool costs through your active participation.
The five cooperative preschools in Edmonds Community College's Parent Cooperative Program focus on learning through play. The curriculum includes age appropriate activities in art, music, math, creative drama, science, and language.

Our Co-Op

An affordable alternative to private preschools, a co-op offers a unique environment for children and parents. What sets a co-op apart from other schools is parent involvement. A low child/parent ratio allows for more activities, greater interaction with each child and increased supervision. Parents learn how to facilitate learning through exploration and self discovery. In addition, Edmonds Community College's Family Life Education department provides on-site parent instructors. Our instructors come with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of early childhood development and parenting education.

We admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our schools. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered policies.