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KidLinks at Greenwood Elementary

144 NW 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

(206) 789-5258


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

At Kid Links, our certified teachers use the Creative Curriculum as a foundation for our program. Children are the guiding force for our in-depth annual investigations. The topics for investigation are based on the interests and inquiries of the children. Through these investigations children are given the opportunity to develop cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. Special attention is given to language development and the arts. Classroom learning centers are the main means by which children explore and investigate information. Classroom Learning Centers ...• Library/ Language ...• Creative Art ...• Computers ...• Dramatic Play ...• Construction/Blocks ...• Sensory Exploration ...• Science Investigation ...• Music and Movement ...• Math/Manipulatives ...• Outdoor Play ...• Indoor and Outdoor Gardening (from school website)

Day in the Life

General School Mission

WELCOME to Kid Links Preschools, where the children are the center of our curriculum. We believe in empowering children with the skills they need to explore and make sense of their world. We focus on the healthy development of the whole child by offering opportunities for each child to grow cognitively, emotionally, physically, and socially. We do this by facilitating exploration through children's natural curiosity about the world. Our passion is to cultivate a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

(from school website)

A Typical Day


Kid Links programs offer the following daily components:

Circle: Children have the opportunity to share news, work on calendar skills, sing songs, read stories, count, talk about the day's events, and discuss class issues.

Snack: Kid Links provides a nutritional daily snack, which is served family style. Children practice self-help skills by pouring and serving themselves.

Outside Play: Large motor development is the focus of outside play. Climbing equipment, balls, jump ropes, and open space for running and playing are available.

Small Group Time: Children are divided into small, age-appropriate groups to work on the skills that fit their needs. Attention and support is given to each child as an individual. Language and math development, problem solving, and investigative skills are the focus of Small Group Time.

Choice Time: As designed by Creative Curriculum, 7 Learning Stations are available during choice time: Science/Exploration, Creative Art, Block/Construction, Dramatic Play, Writing/Literacy, and Sensory. Although children are free to choose a station to work in, Teachers encourage the children to try new things and take advantage of all the opportunities.

Lunch: Children bring a lunch from home, which is eaten, family style, with the Teachers. Table manners and discussion of nutrition accompanies lunch.

(from school website)

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director


At Kid Links, each child develops a portfolio of accomplishments. Our certified teachers will provide you with concrete examples of how your child is learning and growing cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. The portfolio documents your child's development in each area through drawings, writings, photographs and notes from their teachers. Through assessment and documentation of learning experiences parents and teachers set child-centered goals so that each child is given the opportunity to reach her/his potential.

(from school website)

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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