My 1st year in a Co-operative school was in Lake Stevens with my own child. I loved the play-based aspect of learning and loved watching my son excel. We found not only a great preschool, but a family of soon to be lifelong friends. When my son started in elementary school, a teacher position opened, and also a new chapter in my life. I started taking Early Childhood Education classes online and at night, and eventually earned both my Initial and Short Teaching Certificate’s. I am currently on track to receive my Associates Degree in the coming year. I have found that my many years of teaching and coaching young children has made this career choice my favorite!