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Kidspace

5145 Northeast 94th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98662

Phone:
(360) 944-9300

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe children's play is their work.
We know children thrive physically, academically, spiritually, and emotionally in a warm structured environment.
We believe art is an experience
not a look-a-like craft. We supply the materials; the children create the masterpieces.
We believe in small group learning.
An ordinary lesson becomes “extraordinary” due to the relationships and dynamics of a small group.
We believe parents are primary educators and equal partners in our educational team.
Our doors are always open to parents. We encourage them to spend time at school with their children, getting to know the teachers, their friends, and seeing first hand what goes on at school.
We believe in the value of childhood.
Through our schedule, environment, and curriculum we allow for unhurried time, consistency, and spontaneity in children's lives.
We believe in academic excellence
and pursue it through hands on learning.
We believe children need to move, and move,
and move some more! It is a basic need of young children. Fitness and movement are an integral part of our daily curriculum and our environment. Children reap the lifetime benefits of healthier, stronger bodies, great self-esteem and sharper minds.
We believe independence is part of growing up
and cooperation is part of growing together.
We believe socialization is a building block
of who we are how we approach life in general. Children need to learn to cooperate with others, take responsibility for their own actions, feel comfortable in large group activities, and communicate their wants and needs to others in a caring and appropriate way.
We believe discipline is loving and consistent
in a structured environment where respect and kindness for ourselves and our friends is a top priority.
We believe in God.
We are committed to serve Him through serving families. While we do not teach religious doctrine, we do embrace Christian values and share God's love. Families of all faiths and beliefs are welcome"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"OUR DAILY SCHEDULE
7:00am. Community Circle
Flag Saiute
Prayer
Singing/Music
Time Tape
Games
8:50 Small Group Work Time And /or Outside Pley
Small group meeting
Individual and small group activity including art
Tescher led sctivity
9:15 Snack Time
Self - serve snack with teacher avilabnle unit 10:15
10:30 Small Group Work Timeand/or Outside Play
small group meeting
Indivdual and small group activity
12:00pm language and Literacy Large group Meeting
Fingerplays,poetry,songs and story time
12:30 Lunch
1:00 indoor/OutdoorPlay
Self-directed activities
2:45 Snack Time
Self - service snack with teacher avilable unit 3:45
4:00 Group Games in the Gym
4:30 Free play in the gym
5:00 Snack time
5:15 Story Time,Puzzles,and table activiies
6:00 Center Closed "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school