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Tampopo Japanese Co-Op Preschool


Our Mission

The mission of Tampopo Japanese Co-op Preschool is to provide a safe, nurturing, and rich learning environment for parents and children who strive to get involved and contribute to the Japanese community in Seattle area.



About Us

Founded in 2002, Tampopo is a Japanese language immersion preschool program. In our cooperative, there are no paid teachers or staff; we rely on our active parent volunteers to fill leadership positions, plan lessons, and teach classes each week as members of a team. All class activities are in Japanese, and children learn speaking, writing, and are exposed to many aspects of Japanese culture.



Why Tampopo?

Our students benefit tremendously from interacting with other children from multilingual households. Our program helps students:

  • Build strong social skills

  • Increase self confidence

  • Learn about Japanese culture

  • Connect with the greater Japanese community of Seattle



Contact Information:


For more information, please contact the program at seattletampopo@gmail.com, or visit our website at seattletampopo.wordpress.com.