Parent Handbook: Bates Technical College

North Tacoma Cooperative Preschool is affiliated with the Bates Technical College Child Studies Dept. Bates provides us with monthly workshops for Teachers, trains and advises our school Board, and serves as a resource for our preschool.

Through our affiliation with Bates we receive a variety of educational services. We strive to plan a developmentally appropriate program for children and offer many educational opportunities to parents and families.

Members of North Tacoma Cooperative Preschool have free access to the Resource Center at Bates South Campus. This includes use of curriculum resources, over 300 die-cut presses, papercutters, laminating (for class use), early childhood library, book binding (for class use), make & take projects, and ECE videos. Please note that this space is for adults only.

Check the Child Studies Department page for details on classes and seminars. Bates also provides a comprehensive Co-op Handbook with detailed information on the Co-op model.

NTCP’s Bates Coordinator is Amy Mackey. Amy can be reached at

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