Teachers

Currently enrolling in the Pre-K  class! 


Enrollment is still open for the 2023-2024 year. We are currently only enrolling in our Pre-k class. 2/3’s and 3/4’s class is waitlisted. 

Please go to https://www.jovial.org/cff/hello to "Register Now for 2024"!


Teacher Penny - 2/3s

My name is Penny and I am the 2/3’s teacher. Our class meets on Thursday and Friday mornings. I am also the toddler teacher for the Family Life Education Departments Infant/ Toddler program and the “Daddy and Me” class. I received my ECE degree at Edmonds Community College and I take great pride in being a lifelong learner. I have been a participant of the NW Teachers Conference for several years and currently attend the Green Mountain Teachers Camp to continue my active learning of music, movement, writing, creative art and much more. I began skiing this winter and during lessons my instructor modeled complete support and unconditional positive regard towards me as I learning at my own pace. This reminded me what if feels like to receive unconditional positive regard which is the style of acceptance I use within my classrooms. I enjoy creating environments and activities for children to explore with their parents. I truly delight in observing each child in my classes and discovering their individual traits and preferences. I value parent input and concerns and I enjoy incorporating parent’s ideas into our classes the curriculum.


Teacher Brenda - 3/4s

Hello, this is my first experience in a co-op program.  With that being said I am so excited for this new opportunity to have this experience! I have had many jobs working with children such as child care settings, Developmental Preschool and working with children in grades Kindergarten up to 5th grade in a behavior program. I have to say my favorite age group is Preschool! I love to see how much children grow and learn at this age. To watch them become their own person. I enjoy crafts and science and just having fun and being silly all while teaching. I have my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and have had the privilege of working with many specialists in different fields working with children and have gained knowledge and experience working with them. I am so excited for this opportunity and for the experience working with you! 

Teacher Ophelia - Pre-K

My name is Ophelia Howley, and I am very excited to be your Pre-K teacher at CFF! My husband and I have two boys, 11 and 7, who both attended CFF. I am very passionate about the play based co-op model (I was a co-op kid!) and the benefits for our children and communities.  I served 5 years on the board in various positions as well as subbing for Teacher Dina. Last spring, I stepped up to finish out the year after Dina left and I really enjoyed it. I love to garden, hike, read and spend time at the beach.  My personal passion for our natural world bleeds into my curriculum quite a bit so if you have a kiddo who loves bugs and plants, they are in luck! I look forward to getting to know you all!