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Community Day School Association at Madr

1121 33rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 709-8887


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for any child with special needs. We currently work with children who have a variety of special needs, and most of our sites are wheel chair accessible. (Excerpted from website and parent handbook)

Day in the Life

General School Mission

CDSA is dedicated to providing affordable quality childcare in safe and caring surroundings. Our goal is to promote each child's intellectual, physical, and social development within a diverse community, with emphasis on respect for self, others, and the environment. CDSA provides a safe productive environment in which children can develop the ability to relate to others peacefully and learn to appreciate the rich diversity of people they will encounter in life. (Excerpted from website and parent handbook)

A Typical Day

• Story time
• Free Play
• Morning and afternoon snack
• Circle time
• Academic time
• Outdoor play
• Lunch
• Enrichment Activities
• Rest time

(Excerpted from website and parent handbook)

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Families are encouraged to participate in program activities and provide input on a regular basis. We invite parents to attend an orientation / open house in the fall and the beginning of summer each year to learn about our program.

The following are ways in which each parent can get involved at CDSA:

• Attend orientation / open house
• Volunteer
• Fundraising / donations
• Attend potlucks / preschool graduation
• Complete program evaluations
• Complete exit evaluations
• Communicate daily with center staff
• Suggestion / idea box
• Parent / child conferences
• Parenting classes
• Newsletters and other publications

(Excerpted from website and parent handbook)


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on