Preschool

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Introduction

Our program is designed to serve pre-Kindergarten children aged 3-5 years with a high-quality, developmentally appropriate program for children and their families. We aim to create a relaxed, secure and supportive environment where children are encouraged to reach their full potential. Our preschool program consists of one classroom staffed by our lead teacher, Ms. Jean Druffel, and her assistant, Ms. Kelsi Benton.

What to Know
  • Serves children aged 3-5 years
  • Children must be potty trained and able to separate from their parents/guardians
  • Teacher to student ratio is 1 to 10.
  • Two weekday classes
    • Morning: 9:00 AM - noon
    • Afternoon: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Options for attending:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • Tuesday, Thursday
    • Monday-Friday 

The preschool year typically runs from August to June. Our program follows the Pullman School District calendar with the exception of teacher in-services, half-days, and conference days.

If you have questions or need assistance accessing any of the resources linked below, please contact us during business hours at (509) 338-3227.

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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.