Back to Woodinville Preschools

The Shyne School

13613 Avondale Road Northeast
Woodinville, WA 98072

(425) 882-1981


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, 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 feel all area's of development hold equal importance. Teachers plan their curriculum around their observations of the children's interests and skills to extent their learning.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

More Information

  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Writting Center
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

More Information

  • Puzzles
  • Patterning, sorting, classifying, counting
Time & space more

More Information

  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • Learning to manage choices and time.
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

More Information

  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • Wooded environment to explore and gardens to plan and harvest. Animals to observe
Music more

More Information

  • Musical instruments
  • Enrichment class offered
Visual arts more

More Information

  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Time to use materials to express themselves
Physical activity more

More Information

  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • Covered play yard, wooded play yard
Other subjects taught How to problem solve with our friends and get out needs and wants met in appropriate ways. Manners and empathy.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Through observation of the students in each class teachers are able to target the skills children already know and plan activities so children will be challenged and successful. Each teacher plans, prepares and implements their own curriculum.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"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.

Teachers use a variety of learning approaches to meet each child's individual needs. We strive to develop the whole child. We feel social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development are all equally important. We plan a balance of child directed and teacher directed activities and are committed to giving the child opportunities to learn the skills they need to be successful in life"

A Typical Day

Building a partnership with parents through communication and support is important to us. We strive to be flexible to meet families needs.

We want to build bonds so children feel nurtured and can grow. We create an environment where children feel valued, safe and welcome. We strive to provide a culturally relevant curriculum where all the children and families are represented.

We hope to create a place where children love learning and build a community where lasting friendships can grow.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We start our year with curriculum night so parents have a good understanding of the goals for the year. Teachers send their lesson plans to parents each week and a classroom newsletter once a month. We have an open door policy so parents can stop by and visit any time as well as mid year parent conferences. We love to have parents volunteer to help in the class and attend the field trips.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have a transition week for visits for the parents and children before they start. See>registration>transition recommendations.