603 N. 60th St
Seattle, WA 98103
Stepping Stone Preschool is an in-home Montessori preschool located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. We are dedicated to helping children develop skills for a lifetime of creative learning. Working closely with parents, we will provide a nurturing family community where children enjoy positive, hands-on education. Our small class size will give each child the opportunity to develop social skills, self-esteem, and their own unique interests.
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught||French Sensory development|
From the Director:
Our classroom allows each child to learn freely within a structured, planned environment. Plants and animals are an integral part of the class and are cared for by the children. Outdoor activities on our playground or at nearby Woodland Park are an important part of every school day.
Stepping Stoneâ€™s goal is to guide each child in the development of their total personality while fulfilling their social, intellectual, physical and emotional needs.
We offer a child-centered environment in a loving and secure family atmosphere. We take special care to promote self-esteem, as it is the foundation of a childâ€™s future. Through repeated experiences of personal success and self-awareness, each childâ€™s abilities, confidence and independence grow.
The purpose of the Montessori approach is not to cover a fixed curriculum, but to foster the sense of wonder in each childâ€™s learning process, to provide experiences and research tools and to set the children free to observe, think, create and draw their own conclusions.
We strive to make Stepping stone a place where children experience the joys, challenges and possibilities in each new day.
Typical Day at Stepping Stone
Sample Daily Schedule
8:00am Early drop off
8:30 - 9:00am Children arrive (Read books, welcome)
9:00 - 9:30am Outside time (Active play)
9:30am Circle time (Includes: Show &Tell, class meetings, lessons, etcâ€¦)
9:45am Work time (Concentrated learning)
11:30pm Lunch circle (Books, role plays, songs, gamesâ€¦)
11: 45pm Lunch
after lunchâ€“1:00pm Outside time (Active play)
1:00â€“2:00pm Pre-K work time (Advanced concentrated learning)
2:30-3:00pm Rest time (Quiet stories and music)
2:30 â€“ 3:30pm Afternoon Snack
3:30pm Pick-up time
4:00pm Late pick up