We offer four 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. Registration for the 2018-19 school year is open – find information about wait lists on the registration pages.
Adventurers (18+ months by Aug 31) Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:45pm
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 alternate weekly between playing with children and a parent discussion group, exploring topics relating to child development and personal growth as a parent.
Discoverers (2 years old by Aug 31) Wednesday/Friday 9:15 – 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 but may drop off their child one day per week as they are ready. On their work day, parents alternate weekly between classroom play and parent discussion groups, exploring 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 behavior.
Inventors (4+ years old by Aug 31) Mon/Tues/Thur 12:30 – 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, have open play time, enjoy a buffet-style snack, 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.
Dragonflies Summer Class
Our summer session is in June. This outdoor class is for children who have completed Imagineers or Inventors (or new students who turned 3 by August 31 of previous year) and a parent. This class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings for three weeks beginning the first week of June (6/4 – 6/20), from 9:30 – noon. Parent/caregiver attends one day per week and may drop child off the second day. We meet one day each week in a local park, the other day in the classroom. We explore nature and our place in it, and how to protect our earth and its living creatures. Activities include open play time, hikes, circle time, nature exploration, snack time and parent discussion.
When finalized, the theme for the class will be posted on the Dragonflies registration page.