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Cometa Playschool

Admiral District-West Seattle
Seattle, WA 98116

Phone:
(206) 353-6781

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

At Cometa Playschool we co-construct children's learning by providing them with opportunities and experiences that will allow them to express the many ways in which they are smart. This is consistent with the Multiple Intellegences theory developed by Dr Howard Gardner, a psychologist at Harvard University.
We strive to meet each child's individual needs therefore we have a low student/teacher ratio.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophy is based on the deep understanding that children are competent human beings on a journey to discover themselves and the world. Our curriculum is designed to develop childrenâ¿¿s knowledge and necessary skills in all developmental areas and establish a foundation for lifelong learning.

A Typical Day

9:30 - 9:45 Arrival, free play (table games, puzzles, blocks)
9:45- 10:00 Morning circle: plans for the day, songs, book reading
10:00 - 10:30 Organized activity (project work, art, crafts)
10:30-11:00 Clean up, toileting, light snack
11:00 - 11:45 Outdoor time (walk, outside play, gardening)
11:45 -12:00 Wash up, set table
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch time
12:30 - 1:00 Closing circle, reflections of the day, pick up time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

At the beginning of the school year we hold a Parent Orientation Night so parents can ask questions, make suggestions, meet other parents, and together start a foundation for a community of children, parents and educators. Parent-teacher meetings occur throughout the year to discuss children's achievements and plans for the future.
We also have a Parent Resource Library so families can check out books on parenting, positive discipline, nutrition, games, etc.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on