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Blossoming Buds Cottage

7501 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

(206) 525-0795


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Both Blossoming Buds facilities are firm believers in organization, cleanliness, and continuity in order for children to have a successful experience in a school setting. Like our preschool, The Cottage follows a daily routine to keep the atmosphere warm and orderly. We offer two scheduled art, story, and snack times daily. We also have a designated play area where students can explore individually during free choice time. Each day our students gain creativity and grow in social and cognitive skills.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Blossoming Buds Cottage holds the same high standards and goals as our preschool, Blossoming Buds Preschool, with the added offering of a flexible schedule for busy families that need last-minute childcare--or like the idea of being able to schedule their days during the week that work best for them. Our flexibility gives you the option of signing up for one day a week, one day a month, every day of the week, or just drop in for last-minute needs. Your child may attend for any two, three, or four-hour sessions from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

A Typical Day

9am- Children arrive and begin free choice play

10:30am- Story time, calendar and meet-and-greet all students

11am- Snack time and story time

11:30am- Free choice play or,
dancing or other gross-motor skill activity

noon- Art project

12:45pm- Story time

1:00pm- Free choice play

2:30pm- Story time, calendar and meet-and-greet all students

3pm- Snack time and story time

3:30pm- Free choice play or,
dancing or other gross-motor skill activity

4pm- Art project

4:45pm- Story time and good-bye song

5pm- Closing time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Communication is very important at Blossoming Buds Cottage. At the end of each child's day, our teachers will let the parent picking up know how your child did for the day.
We also send out a newsletter each months to keep parents in the loop of what will be going on for the month. You may also find out on our Facebook page.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation