Woodinville Country Day School offers a Preschool Program that has been designed to foster the love of learning in every child. We use a play-based, thematic curriculum that allows for discovery, curiosity, and hands-on experience. We provide a school experience where children learn by doing and where the environment and curriculum are in tune with the personal characteristics of each student.
Preschool – 3’s (AM)
We offer 3 choices for our 3-year old class. This class is meant for students who are at least 30 months old and are turning 3 during the academic school year. The options are Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday (Cub’s…just turned 2 1/2) meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm. We maintain a 1:8 teacher to student ratio and children are NOT required to be potty trained, however we encourage them to be potty “training”. The primary goal of the 3’s class is to socialization, following directions, and fostering friendships in a school setting. The thematic-based curriculum promotes active learning. We place a strong influence on socialization skills and exploring the world through art, music, and literature. Using the developmentally appropriate curriculum, we guide each 3-year old toward a strong foundation for later academics.
Love of Learning
One of the most important skills for children is the desire to learn and love the process of learning. Students are a sponge and we want their first school experience to be happy and successful!
Children learn the important skill of cooperating with others. They take turns, participate in group times and activities, and work with others.
This is your child’s first experience with public speaking! Each week, the students have a specific “sharing day” where they bring in an item from home to share with the class. The students then get to choose whether their classmates want to touch their sharing with one finger or look with their eyes!
We gather on the circle time rug twice each day to sing, dance, and read stories. Children learn to listen, ask questions, and participate in our daily routines! The first group time is focused on music and movement. The 2nd group time focuses on literature and science and is a direct compliment to our weekly theme!
At WCDS we provide a plethora of activities and learning centers and we allow students to use their imagination and own creative thinking to learn.
Students learn to discover by asking question and figuring out the answers together!
Preschool 4’s & Pre-K (AM & PM)
We have a 4’s and PreK program that each meet 3 days a week. The 4’s class is designed for students who are turning 4 during the academic school year. The PreK class is designed for kids who are entering Kindergarten the following Fall. PreK classes meet either Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-12:30 or from 9:30-1:00. We also have a PM program that meets Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The curriculum for both is designed to further encourage learning through discovery and play. We take advantage of the 4/5 year old’s ability to verbalize and conceptualize and our curriculum reflects this growth. Our thematic curriculum changes weekly and the group time dives deeper, allowing for more questions and answers to arise. We master letter recognition, counting, and letter sounds in preparation for Kindergarten. This is the ideal class to prepare your student for Elementary school and beyond!
Students learn to discover by asking question and figuring out the answers together! PreK dives into themes and the students learn about themselves, their community, and the world around them.
We get the kids ready for Kindergarten! Our theme-based curriculum uses literature and hands-on activities to learn math, letter and sound recognition, and writing!
This is the time when the entire class meets together to learn about our theme of the week through literature, music, movement, and drama. The class will have many routines for each circle time, including calendar, counting, letter recognition, stories, and singing.
Science is the process of learning through exploration! Our circle time guides students through this process by asking questions and using each other as resources to find the answers. The science in embedded into our day from the moment they walk in the classroom.
Children learn the important skill of cooperating with others. They take turns, participate in group times and activities, and work with others. Students have more in depth group times that model what their Elementary learning will look like!
Every morning when the students arrive, there will be a number of centers set up. They are specifically chosen for the age of the students and the theme of the week. The centers include the sensory tub, painting on the easel, the kitchen, building blocks, a train table, puzzles, games, and an art center.
For students who are ready for an “EXTRA” day or two of Preschool, we created 2 amazing programs! Check them out!