In each classroom, we foster children’s participation in decision making, development of self-esteem, and the establishment of values.

Developmentally appropriate materials, toys, and activities make up the curriculum for all ages.  The children learn daily through music, movement, play, stories, rhymes, art, sensory activities, circle times, and other activities.  Field trips are an integral part of the curriculum and childcare program.  The children often take the Metro bus and  trips are planned to places such as the Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Science Center, Children’s Museum, as well as neighborhood walks.

Typical Day Schedule

7:00-9:00 arrival, eating, free-play
9:00-9:45 breakfast & clean up
9:45-10:30 special projects, dramatic & sensory play
10:30-11:00 outside/downstairs play
11:00-11:30 getting ready for lunch
11:30-12:00 lunch & clean up
12:00-2:45 nap
2:45-3:00 quiet play
3:00-3:30 snack & clean up
3:30-4:30 free play in classroom
4:30-6:00 outside/downstairs play; prepare for departure

Classroom Size

Our 2- 3 year old classrooms have a 1:7 staff-child ratio with a maximum of 14 children.  Our 3-5  year old classroom has a 1:9 staff-child ratio with a maximum of 20 children.

Meals

Nutritionally balanced meals and snacks are provided. A morning snack, a hot lunch, afternoon snack, and a 5:30 snack are served with creativity and care. Menus are planned by the kitchen staff at Woodland Hall Preschool and and overseen by the City of Seattle’s dietitian. Meals are served family style and supervised by staff. All meals and snacks served will be vegetarian, but include egg and milk products. Menus are also posted in the monthly center newsletter.

Other Activities

Music Class with Hugh Sutton. Hugh uses a variety of instruments including the accordion, piano and guitar to engage children. Classes incorporate songs, fingerplay and body movement. Hugh can be reached at 206-501-6785 for additional information on parties, and singing engagements. For a viewing of his band “Zazou” please go to www.zazoumusic.com.