Class Overview

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.


For the 2021-2022 school year we are planning on utilizing one of four potential models of instruction. The model selection for fall 2021 will be selected by the end of August. Here is a quick overview:

Model 1Model 2Model 3Model 4
Over ~75% of
adults in
community have
been vaccinated,
including teachers
~50-75% of adults in
community have been
vaccinated, including
teachers
~25-50% of adults in
community have been vaccinated, and/or
COVID community
spread trending down
Fewer than 25% of
adults in community
have been vaccinated,
and/or a new
contagious strain of
COVID seems to be
spreading
Operate our regular
indoor classroom
schedule, with
masks worn while
indoors.
Indoor/outdoor preschool
model, with small groups
rotating through our indoor
classroom (but much of
the day spent outdoors).
Masks are worn indoors
and outdoors, and the
indoor classroom is set up
for social distancing.
Fully outdoor preschool
with face masks, with
indoor access for
bathroom breaks.
Traditional schedule,
similar to our “pre-
COVID” format.
Hybrid outdoor
preschool, with a
limited schedule of
outdoor play in small
groups with face
masks, and circle time
and small group
classes on Zoom (this
has been our 2020-
2021 model).
*These plans are subject to change based on public health guidance, government requirements, regulation from Shoreline Community College, or recommendations from OPEP (Organization for Parenting Education Programs).

Models 1, 2, and 3 would include parent drop-off and parent work days per our regular operating model. Model 4 would not initially include parent drop-off. Parent discussion groups will likely be conducted remotely and possibly outside of class time.

Traditional Schedule (Models 1, 2, 3)

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.

Hybrid/Remote Schedule (Model 4) – 2020-2021 Schedule

ADVENTURERS (18+ months by Aug 31)

 Remote Only Class

This class meets via Zoom weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM for songs, stories, and dancing. Parents participate every other week at 10:00 AM via zoom in a discussion group exploring topics relating to child development and personal growth as a parent. On alternating weeks, families work on a project together with Teacher Jessica with materials supplied by SCP.

DISCOVERERS (2 years old by Aug 31)

Hybrid Class, 1 day of optional outdoor time

This class meets online for circle time on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM, and has activity bags for art and science projects to complete at home in your own time. There is an optional day of small group outdoor play time every other Wednesday, and parents must stay with their child for the duration (no drop-offs). In addition to circle time, families alternate weekly for small group Zoom time for kids and parent discussion groups before circle time, exploring development of the 2-3 year old as well as their changing role as parents.

IMAGINEERS (3 years old by Aug 31)

Hybrid Class, 1 day of optional outdoor time

This class meets on zoom for circle time on Mondays at 10 AM, and parents switch off attending parent discussion time afterwards every other week. Children also meet online in small groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays for play-based activities. There is an optional day of outdoor play time with their small group Tuesday or Thursday mornings, or the virtual-only small group meets for an additional zoom session for extra socialization and time with our teacher on Fridays. At this time parents must stay at school with their child for the duration (no drop-offs). Parent discussion groups center around preschool age development, growing independence and support for parents around challenging behavior.

INVENTORS (4+ years old by Aug 31)

Hybrid Class, 1 day of optional outdoor time

This class meets on zoom for circle time on Mondays at 1 PM, and parents switch off attending parent discussion time afterwards every other week. Children also have time to work in smaller breakout rooms on Zoom on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons at 2 PM to do hands-on, play-based activities exploring math, literacy, art, and science, using materials provided by the school. Additionally, families can join a weekly afternoon outdoor playgroup or a virtual-only small group for extra socialization and time with our teacher. 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.


COVID-19 Precautions

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.

All children and caregivers attending preschool’s optional outdoor time are cohorted into small groups of families. Masks are required for everyone age 5+ years old, and are strongly encouraged for children 2-4 years old. Families use a contactless sign-in system that includes signing a confirmation that they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 (for students and adult caregivers). Everyone must have their temperature checked upon arrival, and use the hand washing station prior to beginning play time. Hand sanitizer is also available for use at any time. Social distancing is encouraged, and all toys and equipment are cleaned with sanitizer prior to the end of class.

Adventurer families and families in other classes who chose to participate in the remote-only small groups may sign up for individual family time slots for private use of the outdoor playground.

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.