From the Director:
What you will observe in the classroom at Wapato is that children are encouraged to express themselves creatively through play, art, music, and language mediums. Children are exposed, through play, to the rudimentary elements necessary to build a firm foundation for math, science, reading, and writing. Development of social skills is inherent in the program since the children spend time daily interacting with each other, the teacher, and teacher's assistants (working parents). As children play and learn,they are also guided in ways that show respect for the needs of others in the classroom. The teacher and teacher's assistants (working parents) promote learning by asking questions that encourage children to think, inquire, discuss and reflect. The teacher is responsible for developing and maintaining a stimulating, challenging environment. Co-Op parents are special because they are involved in their children's education! Co-Op parents help to own and operate the school. Active parent involvement is the way we keep our tuition low for a quality preschool.