Sequim Pre-Three provides fun theme based activities that engage our children and encourage learning while having fun in a warm caring environment.
An experienced early childhood education teacher provides a fun developmentally appropriate curriculum for the children with various activities to encourage exploration and brain development. The daily schedule includes circle/song activities, free choice time with art, sensory, play activities, snack, and gross motor play outside most days as weather permits. The general philosophy is to provide a safe, child-centered environment where children and parents can grow and learn together.
Each week, parents rotate turns as teacher’s assistants helping with supervising activities, clean up or bringing a snack. During the free choice activity time, the parents that are not scheduled to help with the children that day meet in a parent discussion group with our parent educator. Various parenting topics are covered during class discussions and at other parent meetings providing parent support as well as research based information.
9:30-9:45 ~ Outdoor Play – Outdoor play time in courtyard. (We go outside in all sorts of weather so be prepared-inside play during heavy rain)
9:45-10:00 ~ Opening Circle – Welcome songs
10:00-10:05 ~ Wash Hands – Students and parents wash hands in preparation for snack time.
10:05-10:20 ~ Snack/Announcements – Students eat snack in the sensory/snack room. Snack is provided on a rotating basis by parents. This is also a time for
announcements to be made from the teacher, parent educator or board members.
10:20-11:05 ~ Indoor Play/Parent Discussion – Activities will be set up in the sensory/snack room. Parents are scheduled to help supervise during activity time. For those parents who are not scheduled to work, there will be discussion groups, guest speakers and activities scheduled as part of the parent education.
11:05-11:10 ~ Clean Up – Clean up arts and crafts activities and put toys back where they belong in the sensory/snack room.
11:10-11:25 ~ Music and Movement – Train song, maracas, parachute time and more!
11:25-11:30 ~ Closing Circle – Goodbye songs.
We have two class field trips per quarter. Some recent field trips include Clallam County Fire Station tour, Feiro Marine Life Center, Coast Guard helicopter tour, Happy Valley Alpaca Ranch, Olympic National Park and Dungeness Valley Creamery.