Play-based Preschool Education
For over thirty years we’ve been supporting our students’ play — focusing on their social-emotional learning and preparing them for success as they grow.
Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.O. Fred Donaldson
Join us! Our 2020-2021 3-5s Class has a couple spots still available. Our 2020-2021 Pre-3s Class is full, but we’re still accepting applications for its waiting list. Apply now!
– Pre-3s Class –
The Pre-3s Class is for children who will be two by August 31st. It meets twice weekly, on Tuesday and Friday mornings, and is taught by Teacher Christi.
– 3-5s Class –
The 3-5s Class is for children who will be between the ages of three and five by August 31st. It meets four times weekly and is taught by Teacher Nicole.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.Fred Rodgers
In the Neighborhood
We are located a few blocks off of Northeast 65th Street and 35th Avenue Northeast, just across the street from Bryant Elementary School and a couple blocks south of Assumption-St. Bridget School. Class is held in the spacious, bright basement of the Ravenna Collaboratory (unaffiliated). We use the playground at Bryant Elementary School (unaffiliated) for outdoor recess.
Open Floor Plan Classroom
One open floor plan classroom contains all of our learning centers — including a home center, dramatic play center, art center, library, sensory table, climbing center, and more — facilitating easy movement between centers during free play time.
Education and Support for Parents Included
We are part of the North Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Program. Their mission is to provide both a high-quality, affordable preschool education for children, and education and support for parents. Each of our classes has a dedicated Parent Educator who works with the class every week and leads monthly evening parent education classes specifically tailored for the class. Watch their video to learn more about the benefits of being a part of this program.
All play is associated with intense thought activity and rapid intellectual growth. The highest form of research is essentially play.Neville V. Scarfe