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Shyne School

13613 Avondale Road Northeast
Woodinville, WA 98072

(425) 882-1981


We feel that working with parents is very important. We let parents know what is happening at school by talking with parents daily, leaving notes if we miss you, filling out accident and incident reports when needed, and a daily communication note pad so parents can leave a note concerning their child. All the teachers read the note pad daily so that they will know what needs to happen or will be happening for your child.

Parents receive classroom newsletters as well as a school newsletter every other month. Teachers post their Lesson Plans so parents can see what is happening in their classroom and ask their children specific questions about their day.

Teachers document the children’s learning and set up times to meet with parents for conferences once a year or upon request. We are here to help and encourage parents to use us as a resource!

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

We strive to provide opportunities and guidance for children to develop critical thinking skills about others, their environment and the world around them. We support families by offering flexible, safe and affordable learning programs that exceed their expectations and state requirements.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught ENRICHMENT CLASSES OFFERED FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING UNTIL 1:30 OR LONGER Several instructors come to The Shyne School after lunch for children 3 years and older that no longer nap. Parents can sign their child up for one or all of the classes offered. The instructors provide classes: * Enrichment Classes are open only to children, currently enrolled at the Shyne School. * Classes are provided on site as a service at an additional charge. Classes offer parents convenience and fun for the children. Children not signed up for a class stay with the group and follow the normal schedule of activities inside or out. Classes will be canceled if we do not have sufficient enrollment. * Monday is Music, Tuesday and Thursday is Spanish, Wednesday is Amazing Athletes and Friday is Sign Language.

From the Director:

"Our goal is to provide a warm and caring home like atmosphere, were all children, no matter their race, religion or economic level, feel welcome and appreciated." Excerpted from the preschool's website

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We plan a balance of child directed and teacher directed activities and are committed to giving children the social/emotional (self-esteem, independence, self help skills, separation), cognitive (art, language development, math, cooking, science) and physical (building, large and small motor) skills they need. Teachers use a variety of learning approaches to meet each child’s individual needs to develop the whole child. Teachers are committed to giving the child opportunities to learn the skills they need to be successful in life.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of The Shyne School is to provide a place for children, their families, and teachers to come together and build a sense of community were everyone belongs. Children are supported while learning and growing in all areas of development. Social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical developments are all of equal importance.

A Typical Day

"7:00 Open
7:45 Breakfast wash hands
8:30 Outdoor play split groups
9:10 Circle time
9:30 Free choice and Special
projects clean up
10:30 Snack wash hands
11:00 Clean up
11:10 Outdoor play
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Nap or Outside play
1:00 Rest or Outside play
2:30 Snack
2:45 Story
3:00 Free choice
3:45 Outside play
4:30 Story
5:00 Snack
5:15 Free choice
6:00 Closed "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

I am very proud of my wonderful, dedicated teachers, they are the heart of our school. They work together as a team so the children know all the teachers, not just their own. The teachers do a great job of observing the children and providing activities that show an interest in and extending their play. The staff also provides documentation, and parent communication, so parents understand what is happening at their child’s school.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are able to guide the children through their day and help them key in on routines and transitions. The teacher may call the class by name or blow a train whistle and expect the children to come inside when they hear that. Parents are able to help their child by saying “did you hear the teacher say we are going inside when she blows the whistle? Let’s listen for it.” When parents stay and guide their children they also get to see the teacher and children interact and activities that happen at school. Children can tell when parents feel comfortable leaving. When children cry they are comforted by their teacher and a bond starts to form when children feel safe and loved. A transition to a new school can be harder for parents then for children sometimes. It can be very hard to leave when your child is crying. Parents are welcome to call after they have left to check on their child.