Peninsula Pre-Three Cooperative (Port Angeles)
A parent-run cooperative preschool affiliated with Peninsula College's Family Life Education Program.
The Pre-3 Cooperative is a place for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with young children to come with their child each week for a wide variety of activities led by an experienced Early Childhood Education teacher. Parents join others in a parent discussion with a Parent Education Instructor from Peninsula College. The Peninsula Pre-3 Cooperative has been offering programs to parents of young children on the Peninsula for more than 30 years.
Class Times & Age Groupings
TUESDAY CLASS – 9:30 to 11:30 am: 18 months – 2 ½ years
WEDNESDAY CLASS – 9:30 to 11:30 am: 2 ½ years – 3 ½ years
THURSDAY MORNING CLASS – 9:00 to 11:00 am: 10 months – 18 months
THURSDAY EVENING CLASS – 5:30 to 7:00 pm: 18 months – 3 ½ years
Registration: $40.00 per year; non-refundable
$100.00 per quarter for morning classes (about 11 weeks)
$75.00 per quarter for evening class (about 11 weeks)
Scholarships are available, please contact the membership coordinator for more information.
You are welcome to come visit one class for free.
Please call to arrange your visit.
Summer Sessions: (for children ages 10 months to 5 years)
SESSION 1: June 5th - July 12th Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
SESSION 2: July 17th - August 23rd Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sessions are $50 each for the 1st child and $30 for the 2nd child. Sign up for both sessions and save $20 off the 2nd session.
Baby and Me Workshop
A FREE class for parent/caregiver and child, newborn to 10 months. Classes held one morning a week in March. Each class has a different speaker covering topic such as baby massage, baby sign language, and CPR for infants. Adult and child will participate in circle/song time and work with a speaker each class.
Parent's Welcome Night!
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - Open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Fall Quarter Starts September 12, 2017
- Harvest Carnival, October 28, 2017
- Winter Quarter Starts November 28, 2017
- Spring Quarter Starts February 27, 2018
- Summer Session -Session 1: TBA
- Social Interactions
- Dramatic Play
- Outdoor Play
Teacher Kaydee has been involved in co-op since 2012 as a parent with her two children, a board member and as a teacher. Kaydee attended Western Washington University where she studied cultural anthropology. After college, she worked as a reading teacher for ESL students at Little Mountain Elementary in Mount Vernon. She has a creative, energetic approach to teaching. Her goal as an early childhood educator is to instill excitement for learning through play in a safe and caring environment. Kaydee is passionate about community building, and having been born and raised in Port Angeles, she has found the co-op to be one of the greatest places to be involved.
Along with bringing yourself and your child to class each week, parents are asked to:
- Act as a classroom aid, helping the teacher on a rotating basis with other parents.
- Bring a healthy snack for your child's class (also on a rotating basis).
- Attend and participate in parenting education discussion and meetings.
- Participate in and support the fundraising activities of the Coop.
Parenting Education is available at each session facilitated by an instructor from Peninsula College. Topics include child development, community resources, and other appropriate topics in parenting.
Comment from a Parent in the Pre-3 Cooperative
"My cooperative experience has been nothing but positive. My child and I have made new friends, and it feels great to be a working part of such an important program."
First Baptist Church
5th and Laurel
Port Angeles, WA
Across the Street from the Port Angeles Fire Station
P.O. Box 876
Port Angeles, WA 98362
For more information:
Phone: (360) 207-5663