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First Presbyterian Christian Preschool

9 So. 8th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902

(509) 248-7940


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Assessments given at the beginning of the school year, along with parental input, children are encouraged and given activities to build upon or enhance their skills. Parents are also given tools they can use in this partnership.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Progress reports/assessments - 2x year
Monthly newsletters
Parent teacher meetings
Parent education classes

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are always welcome in the classroom and can stay as long as they feel necessary. Special activities are planned for families the first few days of school.