The Community School of West Seattle provides and promotes a comprehensive and balanced approach to early learning built on a foundation of mutual respect.
ï¶ Childhood is for Being a Child
The early years, birth to eight years old, are a time of intense discovery. Play is the vital work of childhood as young children learn by doing. We believe the more opportunities children have for hands on, sensory-based experiences, the more they learn about their world. Our multi-age approach allows children to work with, learn from, and support each other.
ï¶ Excellence in Early Learning
Children learn all the time and are intrinsically motivated to do so. Our trained staff work in classrooms designed for the developmental needs of the children they serve. Teachers offer respectful engagement, intentional discovery, and purposeful experiences so that children can grasp the concepts that form the basis of all learning. We strive to develop each student socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically so that every child will gain a sense of self and life-long confidence.
ï¶ Our Community
Families are an integral part of the experience at CSWS. Social and educational offerings are provided throughout the year and parents are actively engaged in many aspects of the schoolâ€™s operations. We live and practice our Anti-Bias foundation everyday by giving children the tools to advocate for themselves and others. Each individual is respected while learning to be a member of a community. We are passionate about the profession of early learning and are involved in the greater early childhood community; attending trainings, modeling our approach to other teachers and practicing community outreach.
â€¢9:30 Morning Meeting
â€¢9:45 to 10:30 Classroom and Outside are open
â€¢10:45 to 11:45 Classroom and Side Yard are open
â€¢11:30 We do a little putting away, cleaning, find our shoes etcâ€¦
â€¢11:45 Circle-stories and games, songs and lessons
â€¢12pm Go to the big yard with the other class
â€¢12:30 Morning children go home
â€¢12:35 Afternoon children come in and hang-up coats and wash hands for
â€¢1 to 1:30 Quiet independent reading, puzzles, resting with pillows and blankets, other quiet activities.
â€¢1:30-3pm Classroom and Studio are open and the other class may join us in the studio
â€¢Handwriting Without Tears for kids heading off to Kindergarten-with Jen
â€¢3pm Coats on and to the big yard
â€¢3:30 Time to go home ïŠ