• Cc5

    Early Childhood Education

Welcome to Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten!
(2.5 - 6 Years) 

Our preschool program is a safe, secure and loving program where enthusiastic, gentle teachers provide daily opportunities for a balance of both child-directed and teacher planned activities that focus on social and emotional development, language and literacy, small and large motor development, pre-math and pre-writing skills, science, sensory learning, singing, art, and creativity. We believe that children learn through hands-on, concrete materials and through play and practice. Our goal is to provide children with a positive, enriching and enjoyable first school experience so that they will become engaged, active and life long learners.

Our Preschool Program is designed for children age 2 1/2  - 4 years old. Our Pre-K program is designed for children preparing to enter Kindergarten from  4-6 years of age.  We require that all children come to school fully potty trained. Diapers and Pull-ups are not permitted. 

Play Based Learning 

Our philosophy is that children learn best through play. We have highly educated and experienced staff who use research-based practices to facilitate all types of play inside and outside of the classroom for the most enriched and effective learning experiences. In the midst of play, children learn an abundance of social and cognitive skills that allow them to understand the world around them. Play based learning not only helps children learn how to positively interact and cooperate with others but it fosters creativity, uniqueness, identifies strengths, teaches kind behavior, allows for problem solving and validation of appropriate expression of feeling, as well as the development of executive function skills, which are critical to a child’s school success. Play is the foundation that allows all other learning to take place.

Highlight: Recently added to our curriculum, our preschool and pre-k classes now have Spanish immersion opportunities on a weekly basis! 

Christian Education

God is the foundation of our lives and our goal as a Christian Preschool is to foster spiritual growth and share in Gods love through an engaging chapel program that encourages all children to grow in their love and relationship with God.  We seek to nurture children's understanding of joy and thankfulness, caring for others, prayerfulness and reverence for God’s beautiful world and presence throughout their day. Each child’s spiritual growth is nurtured through learning about our loving God and by modeling and teaching inclusive, respectful and kind Christian behavior. and values. Children attend chapel twice weekly where they learn bible stories, songs, and prayers as well as celebrate God's love with dance! It is our goal to help children lay a foundation for a life-long relationship with Christ.

Outdoor Exploration

Here at the Children’s Center outdoor exploration and play is a vital component in our curriculum.  Being able to play and explore outdoors in the fresh air is essential to every child’s health and development. Our playground has recently been redesigned to encompass the beauty of nature and allow for the kids to explore their natural world just steps outside the classroom door. As they enter the steps of their outdoor sanctuary they have freedom to explore a variety of areas that highlight all that mother nature has to offer them. We have created an interactive water feature, a large sandpit completely surrounded in rustic wooden tree stumps, a climbing tree, trails through a fortress of greenery and native plants, a play structure, and the newest addition being a beautiful brick pathway within the grassy play area. Our sensory-rich, vibrant setting was designed to encourage and allow a natural connection with nature for each individual child to play, learn and explore.

 

Sample Schedule Preschool

 9:00am -  Outdoor Exploration

 9:45am -  Circle time (stories, singing, movement activities and games)

10:00 am -  Snack Time 

10:15 am -  Table Activities (art/manipulative/sensory/science, etc) 

10:45 am- Free Choice/Play Time

11:45am -  Clean Up

12:00pm -  Lunch (hot lunch provided M-TH, children bring a lunch from home on Fridays)

12:45pm -  Goodbye to our day time friends. Get ready for nap time for our full day friends!
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(Full day)

1:00 Nap/ Rest time

2:30 Wake up/Quiet Activities

3:00 Snack

3:30 Outdoor Exploration

4:30 Free Play

6:00 Goodbyes!

All Snacks and Lunches are made with high quality nut free ingredients. Hot lunch is served Monday-Thursday and Fridays we ask that each child brings a sack lunch from home. 

 "It is always more fun to learn when you can get your hands a little messy" 

 

Sample Schedule Preschool

 9:00am -  Outdoor Exploration

 9:45am -  Circle time (reading, discussion, music, project planning, etc)

10:00 am -  Snack Time 

10:15 am -  Small Group/Individual Learning (projects/art/math/sensory/science, etc) 

10:45 am- Free Choice/Play Time

11:45am -  Clean Up

12:00pm -  Lunch (hot lunch provided M-TH, children bring a lunch from home on Fridays)

12:45pm -  Goodbye to our day time friends. Get ready for nap time for our full day friends!
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(Full day)

1:00 Nap/ Rest time

2:30 Wake up/Quiet Activities

3:00 Snack

3:30 Outdoor Exploration

4:30 Free Play

6:00 Goodbyes!

 

 

 

"We love the teachers and staff at The Children's Center. We've been coming here for three years and the love and care we experience is the best in Edmonds! You guys rock!

- Former C.C family

 With a play based and emergent approach we strive to make preschool a fun and engaging environment to be able to learn and develop the necessities to be ready for the transition to kindergarten.