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Footprints Preschool

1300 SE Sunnymead Way
Pullman, WA 99163

(509) 432-4109


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our goal is to provide theme based Biblical curriculum, integrating Christ into every domain of learning, such as art, music, math, science, literacy, and movement. Spiritual To present basic Biblical truths using developmentally appropriate curriculum: •God created everything •God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit love us •God sent His Son to die for us and pay the penalty for our sin •God listens and answers our prayers Social/Emotional •Learn to share and problem solve •Accept responsibility for actions and be recognized for accomplishments •Listen, engage in conversation, and follow directions •Works cooperatively in a social setting •Express feelings and ideas •Have a positive self-image •Foster curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and exploration in all areas Physical •Develop fine motor skills (writing, drawing, lacing, etc.) •Develop large motor skills (balancing, throwing, hopping etc.) Cognitive •Problem solving •Exposure to letter recognition •Pattern recognition •Sorting and classification •Shapes and number recognition •Reading and writing exposure Self Help •Manners •Serving, eating, cleaning •Hygiene •Self responsibility •Personal choices and decision

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers have BA in Education with a combined total of 12 years experience working with children in a classroom setting. Teachers will strive to meet the needs of each child regardless of their ability level.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of Footprints is to offer a biblically-based Christian preschool program that enlightens and teaches biblical truths, while developing the whole child through multi-sensory play and structured learning time.

Footprints Preschool provides a wide variety of learning experiences in a Christian environment that will support the growth of the whole child through the development of his/her physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.
We believe that God has created each child with his/her own unique strengths, talents, and gifts.

Footprints Preschool will implement developmentally appropriate activities and encourage open communication and support among parents, teacher, and child to lay the foundation for continued growth and learning beyond the walls of the preschool

A Typical Day

9:00 a.m. Greeting
Teachers welcome families, parents sign-in their children

9:00-9:15 a.m. Free-choice
Children can choose from a selection of activities

9:15-9:30 a.m.Circle Time
Welcome, morning prayer, calendar, weather, songs, stories

9:30-9:45 a.m. Bathroom/Snack Break
Use the restroom, get a drink, prayer, have snack, and get prepared for centers

9:45-10:15 a.m. Daily Lesson
Discussion of themes and topics for the day

10:15-10:45 a.m. Learning Centers
Children can choose from a variety of selected learning centers related to the daily lesson (dramatic play, writing, science, manipulatives, listening center, art, etc.)

10:45-11:15 a.m. Special Activities
This time is reserved for special activities: Large motor, music, pastor visit, special craft, etc.

11:15-11:30 a.m. Clean-up/Closing
Clean-up centers, prepare for dismissal

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

The teachers of Footprints Preschool value the relationship they have with your family. We want to encourage an open-line of communication with our families to maximize the learning potential of your child and create a united support net for them to build self-esteem and confidence. Parents need to be aware of several very important forms of communication that we use.

1)Footprints Preschool website:
This will contain contact information, teacher biographies, center policies, and a school calendar that includes upcoming events.

2)Teacher e-mail:
This can be used for quick questions or concerns, as well as sending out parent information or updates about the classroom. The teacher will not be able to check e-mail during class hours, so if an emergency arises, please contact us by phone.

3)Preschool phone:
The phone is linked directly to the preschool, and can be used at any time during the day. However, we ask that you limit phone calls during class hours to emergencies and information that requires immediate attention, to maximize your child’s learning time at Footprints.

4)Monthly newsletter:
A monthly newsletter will be sent home by the classroom teacher that relays upcoming events, important dates, and monthly theme information. A calendar will also be provided for your convenience.

5)Daily message board
The message board will be used to display our themes and topics, let visitors and parents know where we are in the building, post flyers for special events, and hang various parent sign-up sheets.

6)Bi-annual parent-teacher conferences:
The teachers at Footprints want to serve our students and their families to the best of our abilities. One way that we can keep you updated on your child’s progress is to have parent-teacher conferences. The conferences will be held in January, and then again in May to track your child’s growth and development over the year. Topics may include interests, schoolwork, and behavior, or used to devise individual learning plans together for your child should that need arise.


Handling Separation: From the Director

It is common for young children, especially children who are rarely away from their families, to experience feelings of anxiety and separation. If we notice that your child is having difficulty being away from you, we will work together to develop strategies to provided comfort and security for your child.