A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Ballard Preschool Co-op’s Gently Used Kids Gear Sale on March 19

March 7th, 2016 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Co-op will host its Gently Used Kids Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building, with clothes (newborn to size 8), shoes, toys and gear, including pack-and-plays, cribs, car seats, strollers, maternity wear and more.

Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own bags or baskets for their items. Strollers must be parked at the door, so if you have a baby, please wear a baby carrier.

The Ballard Preschool Co-op is a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, and is located at 7503 18th Ave. NW.

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Applications now being accepted for city-funded Seattle Preschool Program

March 1st, 2016 by Doree

The application process is open for families wanting to enroll their 3- or 4-year-olds in the city-funded Seattle Preschool Program, which currently has 27 sites, including Creative Kids at 10525 3rd Ave. NW in Greenwood/Broadview.

The first selection process is Friday, March 11.

Families can apply one of three ways:

  • Over the phone by calling 206-386-1050.
  • In-person at Seattle libraries, Seattle community centers, or Seattle Preschool Program sites.
  • Online. The enrollment application is available in English, Spanish, Somali, Amharic, Chinese and Vietnamese.

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Monkey Business Preschool doubles its Greenwood space

October 2nd, 2015 by Doree

Monkey Business Preschool, at 9728-B Greenwood Ave. N., recently doubled its space by expanding into a former law office next door. The expansion has allowed Monkey Business to add a Pre-K program for children ages 4-5.

The preschool still has openings in its 2-year-old program, as well as preschool classes for ages 3-5. Call 206-706-3273.

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PNA’s Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings for the fall

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Ballard Preschool Cooperative, located in Loyal Heights, has openings for the 2015-16 school year. The preschool offers a part-time play-based curriculum, with an in-house parent educator to support parents.

Openings are in the Parent/Infant class, which meets from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays (child must be born before Sept. 1, 2015, but may not have turned 1 year by that date); and the 3-5’s class, which meets from 12:15-3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus Friday.

For more information, contact the registrar at bpc.registrar@gmail.com.

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Little Birds Preschool opening this fall in Phinney-Greenwood

July 22nd, 2015 by Doree

Little Birds Preschool, a Montessori-inspired program, will open this fall at 117 N. 78th St. Lead teacher Joah McPherson is a speech-language pathologist who also offers private individual speech-language therapy services.
The preschool curriculum emphasizes language development and early-literacy skills.

We use a theme-based approach that balances child-directed learning with teacher-directed activities. We focus on the development of the whole child by offering a program that nurtures the child’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder, and allows for the unique learning style and development of each individual child. Daily activities are designed to promote development in all areas (communication, cognition, fine & gross motor, social-emotional and self-care) and foster independent learning. Our program provides an encouraging, supportive environment that builds the child’s confidence and forms the foundation for kindergarten readiness and a lifelong love of learning.

Daily activities include: learning centers for free play, dramatic play, sensory-based activities, art, music, math, science, outside play, snack time and circle time.

Little Birds offers a three day a week preschool for children ages 33 months to 4 years old, and 10-week Parent/Caregiver-Toddler playgroup sessions for 18-36-month-olds.

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Ballard Preschool Co-Op Open House on Jan. 24

January 13th, 2015 by Doree

Ballard Preschool Cooperative, a Phinney Neighborhood Association program, is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 7503 18th Ave. NW. Parents and children can meet the teachers, view the classroom and learn more about the preschool. Please RSVP to bpc.allschoolchair@gmail.com if you will attend.

Ballard Preschool Co-op offers play-based classes for children from birth through pre-K.

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Alphabet Soup Preschool moving into East Phinney/West Green Lake

February 5th, 2013 by Doree

Alphabet Soup Preschool is opening a second Seattle location at 7216 Linden Ave. N., where A.C.P. CrossFit was most recently, and Furnishments before that.


Alphabet Soup Preschool started on San Juan Island, then expanded to Green Lake. This will be its third location.

Director Jeannette Mayes says the new location will open some time in March. It will have a toddler classroom for eight students ages 1 to 2-1/2, and a preschool classroom with 16 students ages 2-1/2 to 5. Each classroom will have two teachers. The school will offer half-day morning classes Monday through Friday.

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Harbor Church Preschool still has openings, hiring new teachers

June 2nd, 2012 by Doree

The new preschool at Harbor Church at 9204 11th Ave. NW in Crown Hill is hiring two teachers, a lead teacher and an assistant teacher. Both positions are part-time.

The preschool is for children ages 3-5 who are potty-trained. Classes will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; or Tuesday and Thursday.

For more information on the teacher positions or to enroll your child, email walkonthepath@gmail.com, or call 206-743-5253.

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‘Preschool at the Harbor’ opening in Crown Hill in September

April 30th, 2012 by Doree

Harbor Church, 9204 11th Ave. NW in Crown Hill, is starting a new preschool called “Preschool at the Harbor” (PATH) beginning in September.

PATH is for children ages 3 to 5. Classes will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., either three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) or two days a week (Tuesday, Thursday).

Enrollment is now open. Call 206-743-5253 or email walkonthepath@gmail.com for more information.

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