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Kids Centre Inc.

99 Spring Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone:
(206) 623-5437

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers maintain weekly journals for all children in their care. Through the developmental journals teachers gauge the children's development, determining goals and action plan for achievement and maintaining interest of children. All teachers coordinate with Program Supervisor to insure the children's developmental needs are always being met and re-evaluated.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Kids Centre provides a creative environment in a urban setting. We foster individuality in learning and development process. We strive to to teach life skills in order to prepare our children for both primary school and their entire lives. Diversity is an important element of learning, therefore we provide a place full of diverse cultures, people, and languages. Kids Centre focuses on "whole child" development throughout the child's growth and learning process. We value our relationship with each child and family we serve. We pledge,"to partner with parents to raise independent, sociable and enlightened children."

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers maintain weekly journals for all children in their care. Through the developmental journals teachers gauge the children's development, determining goals and action plan for achievement and maintaining interest of children. All teachers coordinate with Program Supervisor to insure children's developmental needs are always being met and re-evaluated. Kids Centre also schedules 2 parent-teachers conferences a year to discuss child progress. Kids Centre will work with child psychologist, etc. on a as needed basis.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • 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
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Kids Centre handles each child individually. We work with the parent to determine the likely separation issue to be faces, from discussion we will create a "game plan" to help the child and parent with separation.