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Agapeland Preschool & Kindergarten

560 McGonagle Rd
Selah, WA 98942

(509) 697-6116


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our program has structure with developmentally-appropriate activities carefully planned by the teacher. The child learns to make choices in selecting activities, but is also required to complete certain projects. All children come to circle and enjoy snack together.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Agape is the Greek word meaning God's love for people. At Agapeland Preschool and Kindergarten, our goal is that every child should know that God loves him. Biblical standards of behavior are taught daily through memory verses, Christian songs, prayer, Bible stories and by being shown love. In preschool classes, readiness skills are developed through hands-on, developmentally-appropriate literacy, math and science activities. Kindergarten children are prepared to enter the first grade classroom with a good academic and spiritual foundation.

A Typical Day

Upon arrival, children enjoy Book Time.
Circle--flag salute, calendar, finger plays, teaching on the monthly theme
Centers Time--activities related to the theme and/or Bible story
Outside Time
Bible Story/Math/Science


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to visit the classroom and stay as long as needed. The teacher may help the parent to determine the best time to separate. Parents are asked to tell the child before leaving.