When my son was 1 and we lived in Seattle, I went through the "lottery" system to sign him up for the Co-op at North Seattle C.C....I could NOT believe how crazy and competitive it was!!! We ended up moving to Lynnwood. I then found out that Shoreline C.C. offered the same program -- only better...NO lottery system!! There was room in many of the schools, even though it was a late start to sign up! The parents are more laid back as well - it doesn't feel competitive like it did in Seattle. Just thought you all should know. (If you've been the the cattle herd = lottery, you know what I mean). Just 'cause it's in high demand, does not mean it's better - we've had a great year!