We offer five different classes for children ages 18 months through five years old. Our preschool runs from September through May and follows the Shoreline School District schedule for holidays and breaks. Children are not required to be potty trained in order to attend classes.
ADVENTURERS (18+ months by Aug 31)
– Wednesdays 11:15am – 1:00pm –
This class meets once a week and helps support early exploration and socialization in children, with a parent or caregiver close by. Included in this class are open play time, group snack time, music and circle time, and optional outdoor play. Parents attend each class session and parent discussion groups explore topics relating to child development and personal growth as a parent. Adventurers who are 12 months old by August 31 may be admitted on a rolling basis throughout the year as they turn 18 months old.
DISCOVERERS (2 years old by Aug 31)
– Wednesday/Friday 9:15am – 11:00am –
This class meets twice a week and helps foster exploration, language development, and friendships. Children have open play time, a group snack, music and circle time, and outdoor play. Parent/caregiver attends at least one day per week as an assistant teacher, but may drop off their child one day per week as they are ready. Parent discussion groups explore development of the 2-3 year old as well as their changing role as parents.
IMAGINEERS (3 years old by Aug 31)
– Mon/Tues/Thur 9:30am – 12:00pm –
Meets three mornings a week with a parent/caregiver participating one day and dropping their child off the other two days. Children are provided open play time, short small group time, group snack time, music and circle time, and outdoor play. Children continue to explore independently and grow in their cooperative play. Friendships are strengthened,
communication and social/emotional skills are supported, fine motor skills develop. Parent discussion groups center around preschool age development, growing independence, and support for parents around challenging behaviors.
INVENTORS (4+ years old by Aug 31)
– Mon/Tues/Thur 12:30pm – 3:30pm –
Meets three afternoons per week with a parent/caregiver participating one day and dropping off their child the other two days. Children work in small groups on early math, language and cooperative games. They also have open play time, enjoy group snack time, circle time, and outdoor play. This class encourages children to show initiative in their play and work, think creatively, use problem solving skills and essentially become masters at play. Parent discussion groups explore the growth and change happening at this age.
WONDERERS (18 months to 5 years old)
– Fridays 11:30am – 1:15pm –
This multi-age class meets once per week and provides a classroom community experience for children and families across all the ages that our preschool serves. Each class day includes open play time, lunch, music and circle time, and outdoor play. Children and caregivers alike have an opportunity to seek and pass on knowledge among peers experiencing the wide range of development that takes place in early childhood, forming friendships across age and stage. Parents and caregivers stay each week and rotate between classroom support, parent education discussion, and a space to take a break and connect with other caregivers while class proceeds next door.