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Kids Place in Laurelhurst

4805 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 528-1378

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We want children to enjoy learning and have fun with their friends.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers are very communicative and will have conferences on demand.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are a pre-school based on learning through play. We want kids to be kids and have fun. We also encourage friendships and respect for others.

A Typical Day

9am children arrive
9:30 circle time, singing, books and plan
10 free choice time, art room open, snack also
11:30 park time
12:15 lunch time
12:45 final circle, books and goodbyes

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have lots of fun parent involvements. Open house, parent meetings, Thanksgiving Day feasts, helping with art projects, Winter party, Mother's Day lunch, end of year party. We also encourage parents to come into the classroom and read or help with projects.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have extra teachers in the beginning of the year to help with the transition, usually this is not an issue. We can work with parents on how to make this an easy separation.