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Blossoming Buds Preschool

4706 35th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 216-4670


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Our curriculum provides a solid foundation of learning skills in all subject areas that will help prepare children for a successful future education. We follow a structured routine throughout the day that the students become accustomed to, giving them a feeling of organization and continuity. We are a school that places the needs and education of the students first and foremost giving them the highest quality of education. (from school website)

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Most of our lessons are taught as a group and then practiced individually. We cater to each student's individual needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are a school that bases our philosophy on the most recent research on preschool education. Tristan Christophilis, the owner and director of the school, combines this research with her teacher's certification and a Masters Degree in Teaching. We are a small, nurturing preschool that emphasizes one-on-one learning that caters to each student's individual needs. We have created a warm, welcoming atmosphere that is inviting to any young child.

(from school website)

Home-School Connection

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year