Young children learn through hands-on exploration and through nurturing relationships. Feelings of safety are the most important aspect of a learning environment as all other learning builds on top of a child's personal awareness of safety and well-being. We seek to address this need compassionately with each child and family in our care.
An on-going social and emotional relationship built with trusted adults will help .guide a child into additional learning situations. Safety can be encouraged for a child through affectionate touch, gentle tone, open-ended sensory activities, story time, and more. Safety encourages the child to feel loved for who they are and not what they do. Emotional safety allows for curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving because their feelings of love and worth are not based on their actions.
When children are free to initiate and explore the activities that hold their interest, their learning is incredibly compounded, Through play children learn complex lessons around math and literacy, physics (“when I add water, the mud gets runnier”, “that rock went farther because it was bigger”), biology (“the slug has eye stalks instead of regular eyes like me”, “baby bunnies are born in springtime") and personal awareness (“I need to take my sweater off because I have been running”, “I am stuck, will you help me”).
Our curriculum encourages interactive play by providing our students with unstructured time in nature to explore and have their own wonder-filled experiences as well as introducing teacher-led activities that involve open-ended art, sensory, and dance. These times of wonder in childhood have the opportunity to lead to positive outlooks, hopefulness, and tenacity as adults.
Studies show that Executive Functions are the true keys to succeeding in school, and in life. Executive Functions include the things we need to function everyday such as impulse control, risk assessment, planning ahead, filtering distractions, and prioritizing tasks.
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Say something interesting about your business here.We offer a limited number of spots for younger children outside our primary age group to accommodate families seeking care for all of their children. We understand the importance and value of providing classes that foster the friendship while still providing stimulating experiences for various ages and learning abilities. Please give us a call to find out if there is a spot available for your younger child (253) 670-3686.
Sept - May School Year $7200 / broken down to $800 monthly.
$160 for one day a week per month: Pick 2 days (ex. Tue & Thur:) $320/month, 3 days is $480/month, 4 days is $640/month, 5 days is $800/month
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Financial Aid available to those who qualify. Please submit an application of interest and note you are interested in applying for financial assistance. More information on our resources page.
Based on full-time (5 day) enrollment
Required to hold spot
Annual paperwork and filing fee