We are a part-time program, offering top quality early childhood education to students aged 30 months through the end of the Pre-K year.
Our school year runs September through June, on weekdays from 9:00am until 1:00pm.
We follow the Seattle Public School System calendar for our breaks, holidays, first day, and last day.
FREE PLAY: Extended periods of uninterrupted free play are essential to a young child’s emotional and physical development. Children freely navigate the classroom choosing from group play (legos, blocks etc) and independent play ( watercolors, beading, reading etc)
CIRCLE TIME: Our circle times are dynamic, fun times of singing, dancing, movement, and learning. We focus circle time lessons around a theme of the month like Oceans, Seasons, or Dinosaurs.
SNACK TIME: We provide a mid-morning organic snack to our students. Snacks are always vegetarian and nut free, with a vegan and gluten free option available.
POTTY/ FREE PLAY
FLEXIBLE INSTRUCTIONAL PERIODS: During this block, we may invite diverse guest teachers or parents to present a topic of interest. We would also use this block to teach a seasonal craft or work on a cool science project as a class.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: The importance of experiencing the world outside of the classroom is an integral part of successful education. This is a time to move our bodies, use our imaginations, and make connections to things we've learned under the roof. We walk to the Rainier Community Center playground every day.
LUNCH: Students are asked to bring their own lunch. We encourage families to use reusable lunch containers/bags whenever possible to help reduce waste.
CLOSING CIRCLE: What did you learn today? What was your high point? What was your low point? What did you appreciate? How did you challenge yourself?
Creative Education: We introduce our students to a variety of ways to express themselves creatively: including music, visual art, and theater. We offer structured activities that engage and challenge through clear guidance, along with unstructured exercises that give the opportunity to enjoy and explore each medium with which we work.
Academic Education: We create an academically challenging environment that fosters a love for learning. Language, science, and early mathematical concepts are taught in a variety of ways: through group play, teacher interaction, and self-driven activity, to ensure that our graduates meet the highest standards of Kindergarten preparedness.
Physical Education: We ensure that your children are given ample opportunity to develop large and small motor skills. We encourage trying new things and calculated risk-taking in safe and varied environments.
Socioemotional Education: We maintain an emotionally safe environment wherein children can be confident exploring their worlds and making mistakes. We teach emotional resilience by encouraging our students to recognize and reflect on their emotions and find solutions to the problems that they can solve. We commit to modeling respect to our students by how we speak to each other and present ourselves.