We believe children’s early years are a wonderful and vital time in their development!  They are learning so much about themselves, others and the world they live in.

We believe each child develops in their own unique way!

We believe we are all lifelong learners!  Our goal is to encourage your child’s natural love of learning during these important and formative years.

We believe children learn best by doing and in making choices about how they learn.

assessment-17We strive to create a rich learning environment with many appropriate activities to promote your child’s social, emotional, mental, physical and academic growth! Children thrive when given clear expectations and structures.  They will be able to count on certain activities being available to choose from each preschool day.  We have a balance of large group, small group and individual learning times.  During individual choice time your child will gain independence and confidence in making their own choices of what they want to create, play and learn. During group times your child will learn within a group setting.  They will also practice waiting their turn, cooperating, and learning from their peers.  In our preschool setting some social skills your child can practice are: Negotiating, Setting personal boundaries, Inclusion and Verbalization of needs.  These skills will serve them their entire lives.

assessment-20OUR CURRICULUM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

READING –Letter of the Week, Letter Name and Sound Recognition, Assessments,   Reading to children, Student Created Books. Lending Library, Stories using Flannel and Magnet Pictures,  Early Reader Books, Rhyming

 WRITING-Student Daily Sign-in, Story Writing, Letter and Name Practice, Journal writing using pictures and inventive spelling,  ABC Journal

 MATH- Counting, Shapes, Sorting, Categorizing, Number Recognition, Greater and less than, Positional (over, behind, under…),Addition & Subtraction, Patterning and   100 Day Celebration and activities, Calendar Activities

CREATIVITY- Music, Building, Dramatic Play, Games, Puzzles, Art Center, Movement and Dance, Outdoor exploration

PRESCHOOL CALENDAR:  We generally follow the calendar of the school district.  We usually offer a weekly summer program for four weeks each summer.  Families may choose one or all sessions of our summer program. 

PRESCHOOL DAYS AND HOURS:  Our school offers classes Monday through Thursday.  We offer a two, three or four day preschool program.  

assessment-28SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE  

 RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES:   We respect your right to teach your child the tenets of your own faith and do not incorporate religion into our curriculum.   During the winter holiday we may talk about some ways people celebrate including Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa and Chinese New Year.  As part of our curriculum we learn about different parts of the world through pictures, music, stories, songs, projects and foods.  We welcome your ideas and personal experiences in making the preschool experience diverse and respectful of all cultures.  If you have a special story or project from your culture you would like to share, please let us know.                                                                          

COMMUNICATION:  Communication is very important to a successful preschool experience for your child.  We are always available for questions or comments.  We communicate with families via our newsletters, family Facebook site, emails, student conferences and on-site conversations.  

       Email   applepswa@gmail.com                  Office Phone    (206) 551-0422

       Website   www.applepreschool.com        Instagram    @preschoolmatters 

       Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/applepreschoolwashington

       Blog        www.teresareneebain.com

PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES:  Have the necessary registration forms turned in along with the yearly registration fee.  Pay tuition promptly by first preschool day of each month.  Respect the preschool rules and help your child respect them also.   Inform us if your child will be absent.  Give four weeks written notice to withdraw from preschool. If you withdraw your child after the 9th month of school (May) you are responsible for June’s tuition.

 TERMINATION:  Parents MUST give four weeks written notice in advance before removing their child from preschool.  Parents who do not give written notice are responsible for four weeks tuition in lieu of proper notification.  There will be no refunds of tuition.  If you withdraw your child after the 9th month of school (May), you are accountable for June’s tuition.   We may also terminate the agreement with four weeks written notice if we feel it is in the best interests of the child or the program.  If a child’s behavior is a danger, termination will be immediate.

 REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE:By state law, we must report to Child Protective Services if we have reason to suspect the occurrence of physical, sexual or emotional child abuse, child neglect or child exploitation

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assessment-16ABSENCES:   If your child will be absent for any reason, please call us on our classroom line (206) 551-0422.  No tuition credit or make up days are given for absences.  This includes coming late, illness, leaving early, doctor/dentist appointments or weather-related closures.

RE-ENROLLMENT PROCEEDURE:Re-enrollment is done in January for students currently enrolled.   Enrollment for new families begins February 1st.  We reserve the right to make changes in the body of the contract as the need may arise.  We welcome students of any race, color, religious or ethnic background.

TUITION AND REGISTRATION: There is a yearly non-refundable registration fee of $100.00 per student.  Tuition is due the 1st preschool day of each month.  Annual tuition is divided into 10 equal payments.  There is a $5.00 per day late fee for tuition not paid by the 5th and a $25.00 NSF check fee.

       Monthly Tuition-Three Hour  Morning (9-12)  Programs:

       4 days per week:   $400.00 

       3 days per week:   $350.00    

       2 days per week:   $245.00

       Monthly Tuition -Four Hour Morning (9-1)  Programs:

       4 days per week:   $480.00 

       3 days per week:   $400.00           

       2 days per week:   $295.00    

We work to make our program affordable for all.  We have some scholarships available for families needing assistance.  We also offer a sibling discount.  Make tuition checks payable to Teresa Bain or Apple Preschool. 

To request a copy of our information packet, please email us at applepswa@gmail.com.

THANKS!