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Tiny Tots Development Center

8302 1/2 Renton Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

(206) 723-7268


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

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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  • Teachers lead children in songs
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
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Tiny Tots Development Center uses the Creative Curriculum system in its classrooms. Creative curriculum rests on a firm foundation of research and responds to new requirements for addressing academic content. The approach from its beginnings has been developed based on the theories and research that inform decision making in the early childhood field. The works of Piaget, Maslow, Erikson, Smilansky, Vygotsky, and Gardner are all implemented in creative curriculum. Creative Curriculum helps children acquire social competence and the skills they need to succeed as learners.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school