22818 SE 8th Street, Sammamish, Wa. 98074. (425) 698-5777
We are a peanut and tree nut free school.
Academic: Theme based curriculum allows the teachers to select a topic to study and build a variety of activities around that topic. In this manner of teaching, children learn naturally. Teachers also use learning centers to promote listening, speaking, reading, writing, math and small motor development. These centers include; math, art, dramatic play and sensory areas. Table manipulative's such as puzzles, sorting and matching are used in the math area. In the art area, children will use many different materials to reinforce and expand on what they are learning in class. At the sensory table water, sand sifters, rice, bubbles and other tools are used for skill development.
Chapel: As a Christian preschool we focus on teaching about God's unconditional love for us and the world He created. Each week students enjoy chapel time. Students learn a Bible story, sing Bible songs and learn how the Bible stories relate to their lives.
Music and Movement: During this class students are exposed to various musical instruments and forms of music. Students will use their bodies for creative movement and use sign language while singing. Music and Movement encourages individual expression and the appreciation for the beauty of Gods world around us.
Play: Play is a foundation for early childhood development. Children's language, literacy, math, reasoning, cognitive and social development, fine and gross motor control and emotional and faith foundations are developed with a play based program. Through play children in our program have to negotiate with their peers, problem solve, make decisions and use purposeful language as they play. Children who are playing in our program are engaged, learning by making sense of their world and concretely using their senses to explore.
Social: 1 Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another, and build each other up". Teachers use encouragement, the ability to build on strengths, to notice what is right, and to build a sense of belonging and significance to foster social development.
Lunch Bunch (LB): Students in the 3's, 4's and Pre-k class are given the opportunity to extend their day and stay for Lunch Bunch. Students eat lunch together with teachers. They also have more time for centers and outside playtime. Students can stay for Lunch Bunch daily, one time a week, or on a drop in basis.
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