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Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool

3850 156th ave SE Bellevue, Wa.
Bellevue, WA 98006

Phone:
(206) 323-8486

Website:

Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool offers programming for Toddlers through age 5. We offer a mommy and me class for our youngest students and a drop off program for students 2 year old and up.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool is where children come and play with a purpose. We learn through discovery, exploration, creative thinking and problem solving. We offer a play-based, age appropriate, educational learning environment. Our preschool helps children develop socially, spiritually, physically, and cognitively in a warm Jewish environment.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught At Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool we offer both a secular and Judaic curriculum. We have a music specialist and Judaic specialist that compliment what our classroom teachers work, that takes place in the classroom.

From the Director:

We encourage young learners to grow at their own pace in an exciting learning environment. A wide variety of open-ended activities are offered daily. Our students are encouraged to explore a wide variety of activities and are empowered to make choices.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool's professional staff provides experienced Jewish teachers in every classroom with Jewish values practiced throughout the school. All teachers are STARS certified and bring years of experience to the classroom. Our high level of staff dedication is reflected in our extraordinarily low turnover rates. Our teachers are trained to document the progress of their students and to use this information to plan appropriate activities that will engage all levels of learners.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our schools mission is to provide a warm welcoming environment for young learners, where students will be introduced to both a Jewish and Secular curriculum. It is our goal for our students to develop a love for learning and to build a foundation that leads to a meaningful Jewish life.

A Typical Day

9:30 - 10:30 free choice
10:30 - 11:00 clean up and potty break
11:00 - 11:30 snack and circle time
11:30 - 12:00 outside time
12:00 - 12:30 lunch and closing circle

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers send home a weekly e-mail sharing experiences that have taken place in the classroom. Parents will also receive pictures taken by the teachers that will show what the students have been working on.
The Director will send home a monthly newsletter that will give an overview of what is happening at school. Parents are free to contact the teachers and Director by e-mail or phone as needed.The teachers hold two conferences, one in the fall, which is goal setting and one in the spring that will share your child accomplishments and challenges over the past year.
A teacher or parent may request an additional conference as needed. The Director has an open door policy and is willing to meet with any parent upon request.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

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

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have a meet the teacher session with students and parents prior to the start of school. I make myself available in the classrooms to help our youngest students seperate. I come out of the classrooms to give parents progress reports on how the children are doing.