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Emerald City Preschool

17735 NE 65th St
Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 442-4141


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

One of our top priorities is to allow children the opportunity to express themselves all while learning and having fun. We will be following the Lake Washington School District curriculum to prepare children for their elementary years.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

An active child is a healthy child and a healthy child is a happy child. At Emerald City Preschool, we believe that at an early age physical awareness has an important role in a child’s self-confidence. We are strong believers that children learn through movement.
Physical movement not only benefits a healthy body but also helps children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills.
Physical activity is an integral part of Early Childhood Education. It is through movement and play that children communicate and express themselves all while learning. We are committed to providing a fun learning environment where your child will develop a valid sense of self.
It’s our passion to make learning interesting and fun. Our primary goal is to create a safe, nurturing environment that allows children to sprout in their unique ways.

A Typical Day

9:00-10:00 Free Play
10:00-10:15 Snack (from home)
10:15-10:30 Circle Time
10:30-11:30 Centers
11:30-11:45 Bathroom Break
11:45-12:00 Lunch (from home)
12:00-12:15 Story Time
12:15-1:00 Gym Time


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on