Written by a Wedgwood Co-op dad:
My daughter Maggie will soon finish her 2nd year at Wedgwood Co-op. The experience for us has been excellent. It’s a great value, the teachers are extremely skilled, and the parenting education has definitely benefited my relationships.
My favorite part of Co-op has been getting to watch her practice what she is learning: independence, patience, listening to other adults, group participation - the list goes on and on. We have not mastered anything yet 🙂 but we’ve come a long way!
Maggie tells me that the best thing about WWC is that it’s fun! It’s true - she is always excited to go to school. There is something new every day and the effort the teachers (and parents) put into the never-ending mix of activities, special projects, and field trips is impressive.
She will be starting kindergarten next year and I feel great about her readiness. Thank you Wedgwood Co-op!
Written by a mom of two Wedgwood Co-op alumni:
I'll be honest. I first chose Wedgwood Cooperative because the tuition was very affordable. The tour was great, and I really just wanted a place to help my child build his social skills.
It ended up changing my life. That sounds dramatic, but it really was a transformation for me in multiple ways.
First, the parent education ended up being the most important aspect of co-op for me. It completely changed how I parent, all for the better. The incredible parent educators go above and beyond. Without their guidance, I would have been much more stressed and my children would have missed the kind of emotional support they deserve.
Secondly, Wedgwood Co-op gave me a community. I moved to Seattle with a baby, knowing no one in the city. Stumbling into a cooperative preschool was the best thing that happened to my social life. Working in the classroom with other parents and attending evening events helped me connect with other adults. I made friends who I still see to this day, even though our children no longer attend school together. Years later, our kids play on teams together, take lessons together, and fall back into play together very easily.
If you want to connect with other families in Northeast Seattle, or if you feel like your parenting could use some support (and who can't use more parenting help!), Wedgwood Cooperative Preschool is for you and your child.