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Westminster Sunshine Preschool

1925 Southeast Boulevard Road
Olympia, WA 98501

Phone:
(360) 357-5750

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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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
  • patterns, sorting,
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
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
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

We believe education should address the whole child, not only his/her intellect. Children must be allowed to learn at their own pace and in ways that are best for them. Thus we try our best to create a rich environment for them to explore.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our program is mostly play based with teachers providing appropriate material and direction with basic goals in mind, that allows each child to try out and figure out for themselves and learn at their own pace.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on