EARLY LEARNING

Our Early Learning program provides quality preschool for children ages one to five years old of all ability and income levels.

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EARLY LEARNING OVERVIEW

We believe each child deserves a safe, healthy environment with learning experiences that promote positive self-discovery through intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. We recognize that children learn best through nurturing teacher-child interactions and through active play.

 

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS & RATES

We offer the following options for enrollment and tuition is based on full or part-week attendance.

  • Full day Toddler program for children age 12 to 30 months

  • Full day Pre-K program for children age 2.5 to 5 years

  • Part day/Part year ECEAP with wrap around care for qualifying children age 3-5

  • Full day/Extended year ECEAP for qualifying children age 3-5


Our current rates are available here. Tuition assistance programs are available, including the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), a free preschool program for eligible children and their families. You can learn more about the ECEAP program here.

 

CURRICULUM

The Early Learning program utilizes Creative Curriculum, an approach to Early Childhood Education which provides a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated learning. Emphasis is focused on supporting holistic development while respecting the unique qualities of each child.


Creative Curriculum combines the perspectives of developmental theory and current research to form a philosophy of learning which meets quality content standards developed by the Department of Early Learning, Early Achievers, and additional measures of best practices in teaching and learning.


Children are provided with a variety of developmentally appropriate learning opportunities throughout the day. Activities that align with the best practice criteria of the Environmental Rating System (ERS) for toddlers and pre-kindergarten aged children are an important component of our classroom environments. These learning experiences include:

  • Art, Music, and Movement

  • Blocks and Dramatic Play

  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness

  • Fine Motor and Active Physical Play

  • Nature and Science Discovery

 

PHILOSOPHY

Our early learning philosophy is to provide each child with a safe, healthy environment, which includes learning experiences that promote positive self-image through intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. We recognize that children learn best through rich teacher-child interactions and through active play. We strive to:

  • Provide a safe, caring, enriching environment, and to instill a sense of security

  • Promote independence, self-control, problem solving and decision making

  • Develop a sense of cooperation and respect for others

  • Provide an awareness of the environment, arts and cultures

  • Develop social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills

  • Meet the needs of each child as an individual

  • Provide parent support and resource

  • Provide culturally responsive care

 

STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

Innovative Services NW Early Learning program is staffed with a community of educators committed to providing nurturing learning experiences for children. Early Learning is supported by an administrative team of Early Childhood Education professionals with years of experience and degrees within the fields of education and social services. Lead teachers either have degrees specific to Early Childhood Education or are currently working toward degrees. All teaching staff are initially certified through the Washington State Training and Registry Systems (STARS) and attend a minimum of 10 additional STARS certified training hours per year.


Meet our staff.

 

SCHEDULE A TOUR

If you are interested in learning more about our Early Learning program please call us at (360) 823-5156 to arrange an appointment. We’d be happy to answer questions, schedule a tour, and learn more about your family and your educational childcare needs. Hablamos español.

 

CURRENT FAMILIES


Attendance Line: 360-892-5142 ext. 174


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