Preschoolers

Due to COVID, the Childcare Center is closed until further notice. We will continue to provide updates on the website as any changes are given. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Rose Buchanan, Manager,Rose.Buchanan@seattlecolleges.edu.

There are two preschool classrooms, the first for 2 ½ - 3 ½ year-olds ('Chickadees') and the second for 3 ½ - 5 year-olds ('Dragonflies'). These programs are designed to meet the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of preschool-age children. The teachers in both rooms post weekly lesson plans.

Chickadee Room (2 ½ - 3 ½ year-olds) 

Ratio:   There are two teachers, one work study student and a maximum of 14 - 16 children. 

Chickadee Room Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 -- Small Group Games

9:00 - 9:30 -- Potty/Wash hands/Snack

9:30 - 9:45 -- Calendar and Greetings

9:45 - 10:45 -- Activity Centers

10:45 - 11:00 -- Clean-up

11:00 - 11:30 -- Outdoor Play or Walks to Wetlands

11:30 - 12:00 -- Music Circle/Wash hands

12:00 - 12:30 -- Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 -- Rest/Nap/Potty as needed

2:30 - 3:00 -- Potty/Hand washing/Snack

3:00 - 4:00 -- Small Group Games/Story Time

Dragonfly Room (3 ½ - 5 year-olds)

Ratio:   There are two teachers, one work study student, one ECE volunteer and a maximum of 20 children.

Dragonfly Room Schedule

7:30 - 8:50 -- Children arrive: Individual learning time (work books, puzzles, games, work jobs)

8:50 - 9:00 -- Clean-up

9:00 - 9:30 -- Outdoor play (depending on weather /children's needs)

9:30 - 9:45 -- Hand washing and Snack

9:45 - 10:10 -- Music Circle

10:10 - 11:20 -- Child-Initiated Activities

11:20 - 11:30 -- Clean-up

11:30 - 12:00 -- Outdoor play

12:00 - 12:30 -- Hand washing & Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 -- Story Time

1:00 - 2:00 -- Quiet Time

2:00 - 4:00 -- Snack/ Child Initiated Activities/Indoor or Outdoor Play