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P.O. BOX 77750
Seattle, WA 98177

(425) 744-7204


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our program is unique in that it stresses the arts and culture for early childhood development, much like the Reggio Emilia, Perkins and Montessori School programs, but with a heavier emphasis on Music, Cultural Diversity, Dancing and Drumming. Owner and Curriculum supervisor, head teacher, Peneloppe "Fanovitch" Chanel, has travelled the world, studying and performing with the Kirov Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet and even the tribes of Burkina Faso. She periodically worked with all the aforementioned schools and curriculums. She brings a wrealth of world experience to her teaching style. Her intense arts and early childhood development background combine to make her program truly one of a kind.The first 8 years have been proven to be the most important in a child's development and educational future. Fanovitch believes that it is during this time in a child's life, that exposure to the arts, such as music, drumming, dance, drawing, creating and other cultural studies, such as foreign languages, increases the child complete learning abilities. This "artistic" and "cultural" exposure gives these children not only a stronger creative ability, but a greater understanding and enjoyment of all learning.
Fanovitch is finishing writing her autobiography "Dancing to a Different Drummer", and her philosophy papers for Early Childhood Learning called "Earth Learning Combo"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

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
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school