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.
We are planning two potential models of instruction for the 2022/2023 school year, and which one we implement will depend on COVID data including community transmission rates, in addition to desires and comfort levels of families by class. These plans are subject to change based on public health guidance, government requirements, regulation from Shoreline Community College, or guidance from OPEP (Organization for Parenting Education Programs). The two models are: In-person indoor/outdoor classes: Discoverers, Imagineers, and Inventors classes would have two cohorts each. One cohort would be inside while the other is outside, and then would switch. Some portion of class time would include the entire class outside for Circle Time and outdoor play. Snacks are eaten outside. Adventurers have the option of playing inside or outside, with snack and Circle Time happening outside. Fully outdoor with the possibility of virtual aspects: Classes would run entirely outside. Circle Time and parent discussion may occur on Zoom depending on weather conditions and/or families’ input and preference.
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 parent discussion groups explore topics relating to child development and personal growth as a parent.
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.
To reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, all SCP families must read, sign, and abide by our COVID-19 Protocol and Community Standards. Any adult who works in the class is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not requiring children to be vaccinated at this time, however it is strongly encouraged that eligible children get the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, all adults and children over 2 years old are required to wear a mask.
Please contact the Registrar if you have more questions about our COVID-19 policies, or if you would like to see our full COVID-19 Protocol and/or Community Standards.