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Pacific Preschool Development Center

20833 67th Avenue West, Ste 201
Lynnwood, WA 98036

(425) 697-6000


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Educational Preschool in a multicultural environment. Licensed child care for children ages 2 & 1/2 years to 12 years.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Montessori

From the Director:

We offer a unique opportunity for learning in a multicultural environment. Children learn best when the environment and teachers provide a variety of age appropriate activities that facilitate the individual development of each child. We provide 4 different programs to meet the specific needs of different children; Montessori Preschool, Traditional Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and School Age Care.

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
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
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
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
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
Other subjects taught Reading, Phonics, Dramatic Play, Weekly Art, Dance/Music & Language classes - Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Spanish and English are offered.

From the Director:

We believe there are many ways to teach and each child has different needs. We have a variety of programs and learning philosophies to allow us to provide for each child's individual learning path.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Lead teachers all have a degree in Child Development, Education or related area. They are required to have a minimum of 2 years experience. All our staff care about each child and are committed to providing quality care and education. Our classes have a maximum of 14 children. Each preschool aged program has a maximum teacher to child ratio of 1 to 7. Teachers are able to get to know each child as an unique person. They are able to customize their programs to meet a variety of educational needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality early childhood education for children. We will encourage and support our children to reach their full academic and creative potential in an environment where respect and diversity flourish.

A Typical Day

Children arrive and put away their things in their own cubbie marked with their name and picture. They wash their hands before then moving to the activity planned by the teaching team. This is different for each program: Montessori and Pre-K have a name writing activity and Preschool has a choice of developmental activities set up. Children gather as a group for a teacher planned circle time with lessons, move on to have snack, then either a teacher planned activity or their 30 minutes of playground time, times for each class vary depending on their schedule. Tuesdays have art class, Dance/Music is on Thursdays and Languages are taught on Fridays. After morning classes, am only children go home & all day children have lunch, followed by 30 minutes of playtime. Afternoon classes and nap time begin at 1 pm. Both morning and afternoon classes have the same schedule. Child care in the afternoon includes a short free choice playtime,short circle time followed by a teacher led activity, some more playground time and a small snack.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open door policy
Parents always welcome
Notices in classrooms

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
  • 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
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We recognize each child has their own process to adjust to new situations. We will discuss with parents the best way to help their child adjust and what to expect with their child. Parents can stay for a time to help their child through the transition. Teachers will comfort child and help them get used to the routine. Parents can always call to check on how their child's day is going.