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Elite Kids Preschool

12729 35th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98125

Phone:
(206) 362-5437

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We believe children learn best through hands-on activities that address the needs of the whole child. We want to make sure that our curriculum includes language & literacy, science & math, creative expression, physical health & development, and perhaps most important, social & emotional skills.

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
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 We also include in our curriculum teaching American Sign Language and Spanish.

From the Director:

Our teachers use a variety of resources to create a curriculum that celebrates the whole child & teaches them that learning can always be fun!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers bring their years of experience to the classroom in addition to ongoing training that allows them to give children the attention they need to become successful learners.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Elite Kids goals are simple ~ to provide the best care and the best environment for our baby’s.

Elite Kids Philosophy--------
EXPERIENCE - LEARN- DEVELOP

Our School is a place of wonder that provides the opportunity to question, to explore, to succeed, and to have fun.

We supply a learning space to experience oneself in a relationship to others and to the environment.

Elite Kids is a place of security and trust where baby grow emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically at their own pace of development.

Our School is a place where the individual is accepted, supported, and valued regardless of ethnic, economic and social similarities or differences.

A Typical Day

7:00 AM Elite Kids Opens
7:00-8:00 Free Play, Reading
8:00-9:00 Small Group Activities
9:00-9:30 Circle Time
9:30-10:00 Morning Snack
10:00-11:00 Teacher Guided Learning
11:00-11:45 Outside Play
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Nap / Rest Time
2:30-2:45 ASL(M,W), Spanish(T,TH)Yoga(F)
2:45-3:30 Teacher Guided Activity
3:30-4:00 Afternoon Snack
4:00-5:00 Outside Play
5:00-5:30 Evening Snack
5:30-6:00 Free Play
6:00 PM Elite Kids Closes

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We believe that the relationship between teachers and families is key to a child's success. We provide parents with ongoing feedback about the progress of their child. In addition we offer connections to services within the community that help families to be successful.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

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

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We feel that a child who is new to the school can be most successful by having extra attention and a caring heart to guide them through the transition into preschool. We encourage parents to join their children in the classroom to help them feel comfortable with their new setting.