Back to Port Townsend Preschools

Neighborhood Schoolhouse

1227 16th Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

(360) 379-9070


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"we believe what makes a preschool great for children is that the teachers understand, and apply the best practices for this developmental group, and create a safe and nurturing environment in which

children will:

Make friends
Play and work in groups
Discover and experience
See themselves as learners
Learn kindergarten readiness "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule

Quiet activities during Arrival Time (Hot oatmeal/fruit/cereal for those who arrived w/out breakfast)
Morning Circle (greeting, reconnecting, songs, review day’s activity centers choices, story, surprise box.)
AM Center Time: 2-3 choices
Morning Snack
Outdoors Time (sand, water, wheel toys, life lab/garden, easel)
Lunch Prep and Pick-up time for K and pre-school half-day students
Rest Time
Outdoors or quiet indoor activities (until everyone is awake)
PM Center Time: 2-3 choices
Afternoon Snack
Class Meeting: (Includes review of our day, compliments, ideas to follow-thru on tomorrow)
Story time/small group activities until departure
Excerpted from the preschool's website