1210 132nd Street Southeast
Mill Creek, WA 98012
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught|
Because Cedar Cross has such a low child to adult ratio, we are able to offer individual attention to each child. Our play centers and curriculum is designed to encourage children to learn at their own pace.
At Cedar Cross Cooperative Preschool we believe the work of children is play. Play develops independence, creativity, positive self-image and social skills. We strive to provide an environment in which children can learn through age-appropriate activities.
It is our mission to provide a Christian learning environment where the creativity and imagination of all children will be nurtured; to develop a love of learning cultivated through play, exploration, and discovery; and to encourage each child to grow as an individual through group participation.
2/3 Daily Schedule
9:30- 10:00 Free Choice Play
10:00- 10:20 Circle Time
10:20- 10:40 Large Motor Time
10:40- 11:00 Snack
11:00- 11:45 Dramatic Play, Art, Science & Math Activity Room
11:45 - 12:00 Closing Circle
3- 4 yr olds Daily Schedule
9:30- 9:55 Free Choice Play
9:55- 10:10 Circle Time
10:10 - 10:30 Large Motor Time
10:30 - 10:50 Snack
10:50- 11:50 Dramatic Play, Art, Science & Math Activity Room
11:50- 12:00 Closing Circle with Sharing
9:30- 10:25 Dramatic Play, Art, Science & Math Activity Room
10:25- 10:35 Circle Time
10:35- 11:05 Snack
11:05- 11:20 Large Motor Time
11:20- 11:50 Circle Time with Sharing 11:50- 12:00 Free Choice Play
Cedar Cross Cooperative Preschool is run by the parents, so all families are very involved with the school and teachers. Parents have open access to the teachers and are encouraged to communicate by phone, email and in person as needed about their child. Parents are also provided education opportunities and parent meetings once every other month.
We work together with the parents to find a solution that works for each family. Parents are welcome to stay in class as long as they need to. They are also welcome to leave and often the children do calm down. In this age of cell phones, we are able to reassure parents that we can call them if their child doesn't calm down. With a teacher and 3 working parents in each classroom, we can provide one-on-one attention where needed and figure out the best way to handle individual problems.