The Woodland Park cooperative community of schools includes a 2s, 3s, 4-5s, a Kindergarten program and a summer program in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Our programs are best described as play-based, starting with the premise that children learn best when given the opportunity to freely engage with the world around them, pursuing their own passions and curiosities in a community setting.
All preschool programs are lead by Teacher Tom Hobson who has been teaching at Woodland Park Co-op (WPC) since 2002. In 2015, early childhood educator and former WPC parent Rachel Troutman joined us as the teacher of our newly established Kindergarten. Both teachers create a classroom environment full of innovative, original activities that allow children to explore and learn at their own pace. Both believe that school should be a place for children to prepare themselves for the bigger world by experimenting with friendships and society, exploring emotions, and ultimately discovering her or his own power within the community.
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