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Shorewood Preschool Academy

17300 Fremont Ave. North
Shoreline, WA 98133

Phone:
(206) 393-6875

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We are able to work with each child and develop goals for him or her in a variety of areas due to our low student to teacher ratio. We aslo bebfit for having acess to excellent resources due to being part of the Shoreline School District.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our primary goal is to nurture and educate children while providing an opportunity for high school students to explore the field of teaching and other career opportunities, which involves working with children and their families.
We strive to provide a preschool program that engages the natural curiosity and imagination of children through relevant real life projects and addresses multiple intelligences in creative and integrated ways. Our classes include both self-directed and teacher-directed activities .



We nurture positive social skills and self-esteem. Social awareness and conflict resolution are fostered, not only through inter-personal exchanges and in play, but also through our curriculum. All children are valued for their individual attributes and students discover the necessity and rewards of cooperation through collaborative class and small group activities.

A Typical Day

The Pre-K class is designed for children ages 4 – 5 years old. This class will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. We will hold an Open House for new students and families in early June. Class will start the second week of September using a "slow start" schedule. During our slow start, half the class will attend on one day; the other half of the class will attend the following day. On the third day the entire class will meet. Class activities include a pre-kindergarten curriculum in literacy, math, science, social skills, as well as cooking and art projects, and fieldtrips.



The Preschool class is for children ages 2 ½ to 5 years old. There are limited spots for Shoreline Public Schools half-day kindergarten students. This class will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. We will hold an Open House for new students and families in early June. Class will begin the second week of September, using a "slow start" schedule. During our slow start half the class will attend one day; the other half of the class will attend on the following day. Starting on the third day the entire class will meet. This class includes a preschool curriculum with emphasis in pre-literacy, math, science, and social skills. Our pre-literacy program focuses on letter recognition, print awareness, and phonological awareness. The preschool class enjoys cooking projects and field trips. Additional activities include art and cooking projects and field trips. Class field trips include Shoreline Fire Safety Center, Fairbank Animal Farm, and the park.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parent communication is an import aspect of the early childhood education process. A weekly newsletter is sent home so that familes are aware of classroom happenings. We have an Open House to start the year and parent -teacher conferences for the Pre-K class. The teacher is avialible for conferences throughout the school year. the teacher also uses email to communicate with parents regarding school and your child.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We begin the year with a parent Open House to go over the upcoming school year and provide an opportunuity to ask questions. We start with a slow start schedule for a gentle transition from home to school.