Preschool

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Introduction

Our program is designed to serve pre-Kindergarten children ages 3-5 years old with a high quality, developmentally appropriate program for the children and their families. We aim to create a relaxed, secure and supportive environment in which children are encouraged to develop to their individual potential. The preschool consists of one classroom staffed by a lead teacher, Ms. Jean Druffel and a teacher’s assistant, Ms. Ashley Pemberton.

The ages listed will be strictly adhered to. Children must be potty trained by the start of class and able to separate from parents and/or guardians.

The student/teacher ratio is 1:10 and we currently offer two classes daily. The 3-4 year old program (younger 4 year olds) is in the morning from 9:00AM - 12:00PM with the option of attending MWF, TuTh, or M-F. The 4-5 year olds (older 4 year olds/pre-K students) can either choose a session in the morning from 9:00AM - 12:00PM, MWF, or in the afternoon from 1:00PM - 4:00PM, MWF, TuTh, or M-F.

Days and Hours of Operation

Preschool, is a school year program beginning in August and ending in June (exact dates may change yearly with the calendar). Our program follows the Pullman School District Calendar with the exception of the teacher in-services, half-days and conference days.

For questions or information contact our office at (509) 338-3227, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM.

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Curriculum

The program’s curriculum is centered around play. Young children learn through hands-on experience and participation, therefore, we provide opportunities for children to select, explore, and practice various skills through a variety of materials and prepared activities. Children use play to make sense of the world. What may look like “child’s play” to an adult is actually learning in progress. During play, children become motivated and engaged in their chosen activities. They learn when they are actively involved and interested. Through play, your child will develop problem solving, social and communication skills. Our curriculum also includes language, art, music, math, science, and movement activities implemented into monthly theme-based units. Your child will gain self-esteem and independence as they are treated with respect and encouraged individually.  Our environment is friendly, interesting and organized, and flexible so that it can accommodate children’s different interests, experiences and needs. Our daily schedule provides a balance of quiet/active, individual/group, and child-selected/teacher-directed activities. Each day provides opportunities for cognitive, physical, social/emotional, language, and self-help development.