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Promiseland Christian Learning Center- A Montessori Experience

2234 K Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002

(253) 833-2466


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Montessori teaching is based on a child centered curriculum. Montessori is a method of following the child to learn what the child is interested n. Montessori style teaching is an art that allows the child to direct the teacher in what he wants to learn. Much observation is involved with this technique. The teacher will then give individual lessons to the child. The lessons will begin in a concrete manner then leading to abstract. The Montessori Method is a mastery style of teaching. The child will master each lesson before moving on to the next level. There may be a multi levels of learning in one classroom. Our materials contain different textures, weights, and color. Most of the preschool has manipulative and concrete materials. Promiseland teaches The Montessori style from a Christian Prospective.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Practicle life materials, all materials are available to the children at all times.
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Counting games, Montessori materials
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • We go take many trips to the fair, farms and zoos to learn about scientific reasoning in the physical world along with sprecial visits from different animals.
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Kinder Musik
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught English, Japaneese, Spanish, Korean

From the Director:

Forward Montessori Program

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

In our classroom, we have multilevel of curriculum going at one time. Each student is unique in their learning as they are in their curriculum. For example, the teacher may discover that a student is ready for reading so she will start the student on the beginning reading series. the child has been prepared to work independently and is able to work on their own. If a child is at a different level, the teacher will give a lesson at that student's level until he has mastered the task. All the children are challenged, but all the students are not at the same learning level.

All of our teachers have a Montessori certificate and are involved in continuing education. Our team is made up from quality teachers that have the same goal in mind.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We use children's natural curiosity to develop their love for learning. We create a safe atmosphere for learning where students feel love, nurture and acceptance. Utilizing a blend of Montessori and traditional methods individual exploration is encouraged while preparation for success in future traditional education is accomplished. We present our curriculum with the perspective that God is the creator of all. We value diversity and welcome families of all ethnic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

We provided an opportunity for students to explore, learn and discover not only their world but interpersonal relationships as well. Our curriculum includes math, field trips, arts & crafts, zoology & botany, practical life skills, sensorial lessons, literature & language, communication skills, beginning sign language, small and large motor skills, and music, finger plays, songs and rhyme.

We use the Promiseland bus to go on field trips throught the year which allows us to introduce children to new experiences.

A Typical Day

Our schedule is different for each class. For example, our preschool with start their day off with putting on their slippers and washing their hands before they enter the classroom. If they come a few minutes early, they will hear soft music in the background and are able to relax with a book or a work on the shelf. When it is time for school to start, the preschool children will start off with a prayer in morning circle. During this time they will talk about the calendar, sing welcome songs, talk about their day, be introduced to a new letter or number and be shown how to do a "New Work." After circle they are dismissed to choose which work they are going to do and the teacher will give lessons to a group of 2 or 3 on the materials that the children are interested in. They can also have snack during this time. As the work time comes to a close, the children will clean-up, review the day, and then go to Bible time. This is about a 5-10 minutes. Then the children are excused to go to their classroom and meet in circle and then excused for recess. Then it is time to go home.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation