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Olympic View Montessori

18530 76th Avenue E
Edmonds, WA 98026

Phone:
(425) 640-0746

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

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

More Information

  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
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 Quiet Heart Nature Classes, Chinese and Spanish language

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We feel that the immediate goal of early childhood education should be to instill in young children a love of learning and an internal desire to seek knowledge and understanding of their world. We believe that a Montessori environment encourages a sense of self-confidence and self-discipline along with a sense of responsibility. These qualities enable children to develop their ability to concentrate, make choices, enjoy quiet, be independent and successfully participate in a community. These qualities are the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily schedule:
Morning Class/Full Day
8:45-9:00 Drop off time
9:00-9:30 Circle Time where we read stories, sing songs, do calendar and teach an academic lesson
9:30-10:55 Work time when the child works with the materials on the shelves and eats snack.
10:55-11:40 Outdoor Playtime/second Circle
11:40-11:45 Story and preparing for pick up
11:45-12:00 Pick up time for half day /beginning lunch time for full day children
Afternoon Class /Full Day
12:00-12:15 Continued Lunch time
12:15-12:30 Drop off time
12:30-1:00 Circle Time where we read stories, sing songs, do calendar and teach an academic lesson
1:00-2:25 Work time when the child works with the materials on the shelves and eats snack.
2:25-3:10 Outdoor Playtime/second Circle
3:10-3:15 Story and preparing for pick up
3:15-3:30 Pick up for all afternoon and Full day children
Children are also taught simple sign language during calendar and circle. These include calendar, food, alphabet and good manner signs.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have a website, newsletters, flyers and emails sent out weekly & monthly.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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

Separation is Handled through:

  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year