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Ballard Community Center Preschool

6020 28th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Phone:
(206) 684-4093

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child has the opportunity to learn at their own pace. If a child is behind, then he or she is given the opportunity to complete their work which gives the child a sense of accomplishment. If they are excelling, extra fun activities will be provided for that child to partake it.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe that each child should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and explore at their own speed.
It is our belief that it is important to nurture self-confidence, self-determination, curiosity, physical and mental development in each child. Part of this process is completed through helping each child to develop cooperative relationships with classmates and adults.

A Typical Day

When your child is dropped of he/she will begin the day by exploring our room. Playing in the beans, legos, kitchen, tool bench, blocks, etc. After drop off is complete, circle time takes place. In circle time your child will become familiar with the days of the week and the months of the year. We also go over weather, and the children have a chance to share something if they so desire. From there we dive right into ABC's and 123's, as well as learning how to write our names, and coloring. After that portion is complete the children have a chance to free play in the play room, gym, or outside.
Lunch is another important aspect of our program, this is the first time that children are given a chance to eat with their peers. They are learning to eat their healthy food first, as well as other table manors.
Story time wraps up our fun filled day, sometimes we read longs stories, and other times we read a few short stories before legal guardians arrive to pick up their little ones.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Each child has the opportunity to learn at their own pace. If a child is behind, then he or she is given the opportunity to complete their work which gives the child a sense of accomplishment. If they are excelling, extra fun activities will be provided for that child to partake it.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation