Caitlin Mason – Yellow/Orange Class (2&3 and 3&4 year old classes)
I was born and raised Washington native. I grew up in the San Juan Islands and graduated from the Evergreen State College. Passionate about early childhood education, I am excited to combine the latest research with the tried-and-true methods for teaching young children. The cooperative model of preschool is a unique setting that gives children the freedom to learn through play and allows their parents to experience their child’s early education first hand.
When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy the out-of-doors, from hiking with family and friends, to long walks with my dog.
Kaylene Smith – Red Class (4&5 year old class)
In choosing co-op preschool for my own son, I knew that the developmentally appropriate, child-centered environment would provide an engaging learning experience for him. As a parent, I found being involved in a strong, loving community centered on our children to be enriching and rewarding.
As a teacher, I especially enjoy supporting emerging literacy and math skills through play-based and hands-on activities. I strongly believe children learn essential social, emotional, and cognitive skills through play.
I also serve as the preschool’s Family Educator, our liaison with South Puget Sound Community College.
When not in the classroom, I love exploring low-tides, reading, dog walks in my neighborhood, and being with my family.