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For parents and children ages 4-5 years old (by August 31). Groovers meet three times a week, 2 ½ hours each day. Each week, parents drop off their child for two days of class and work the other day. On workdays, parents support children’s activities and participate in discussions about family issues.

The purpose of this class is to offer a more independent model of play for the children with a minimum of transitions. Our classroom/lab supports opportunities for intensive engagement in the art, large motor, building, and dramatic play areas. While children are busy working, the teacher and parents collect anecdotal notes and children’s self-generated stories. At circle time, we build community and do movement, music, storytelling, and calendar. During small-group “team time,” children practice math, language/literacy, and fine motor skills. Groovers enjoy packed lunches and outdoor time.

Our 4-5 year olds are both gaining confidence in their own abilities and learning about themselves in relation to others. We encourage trying new things, problem-solving, persevering, self-regulation, taking turns, and considering others’ perspectives and feelings. Curriculum also includes monthly field trips.

Class Schedule

Meets 3 times per week: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:45-2:15

Led by Teacher Gloriann Harrigan

A Day in the Life

  • Circle time
  • Team time
  • Lunch/Parent education discussion
  • Free play
  • Goodbye song
  • Outside play

Tuition and Fees

Yearly Registration Fee

One time fee: $60.00 ($75.00 for two or more children)

Shoreline Community College (SCC) Tuition

$66 Due once per quarter – August 1, November 1, and February 1

Learn more about our affiliation with Shoreline Community College

Shorenorth Monthly Tuition*

Includes a materials fee and the monthly Shorenorth tuition cost

$155 – Tuition is due the 1st day of each month, with the exception of September tuition, due August 1st in order to remain enrolled.

Read more about tuition and fees on our tuition page.

*Sibling rate is a 25% discount on the less expensive class’ tuition. Shorenorth maintains a small, limited scholarship fund for members who are in need of financial aid to cover a portion of their monthly Shorenorth tuition. Applications for scholarships are accepted quarterly. Click here to download application. Please submit according to instructions. Requests for scholarships are reviewed by the Director and the Treasurer. Applications and decisions are kept confidential.