WEEKDAYS - Alki Cottage Preschool

Daycare
Micro-School
Preschool
98116

An early childhood education program led by Teacher Annie, housed in a schoolhouse cottage next to Alki Elementary. Students will have plenty of outdoor learning in Schmitz Park, practicing “pre-skills,” which lay the groundwork for the future. Through structured and unstructured learning time, the goal is to gain skills that ultimately help them learn to read, write, build their math and science skills, and become successful, lifelong learners.


Program Details

Type of Program

Daycare
Micro-School
Preschool

Preferred Ages

1 year olds – Kindergarten

Location Type

In my home

Total Spots

6

Program Description

We love outdoor play! Get ready for plenty of learning in Schmitz Park and the Alki playfield. This class features dual language learning: taught primarily in English with daily Spanish lessons.

At The Alki Cottage Preschool, we're focused on a safe environment (following all CDC guidelines) and personalized learning so each child is supported in the way they learn best. Our classes are all in small groups of no more than eight children per class to ensure safety and a lot of 1:1 learning time supported by the teacher. Children will be focused on social and emotional growth as well as exploring the "pre-skills" learning the basics of writing, math, science and art.

Our core values support engaging children as they prepare for success in school and life.

Research shows that a whole-child approach to education—one where children develop not only math and literacy skills but also social–emotional, physical, and cognitive skills—is developmentally appropriate and better prepares children for life well beyond their time in a classroom.

This program will focus on plenty of outdoor play in Schmitz Park and the Alki playfield. Children will be focused on social, emotional growth as well as the foundation of writing, math, science and art and Spanish language.

ABOUT OUR TEACHERS

Our wonderful teaching staff in West Seattle consists of seven educators, two assistants, and a program director, all with experience in early childhood education.

CDC Guidelines

Safety and following all CDC guidelines is important to this micro-school and at all times, we follow all state and federal safety guidelines for COVID and closely monitor health and safety.


Activities

Outdoor learning in Schmitz Park and Alki Playfield
Art Projects
Science Projects
Theme weeks based on the children choosing their interests: for example dinosaurs, bugs or airplanes
Special sessions with Khan Academy (optional)

Sample Schedule

8:30am 8:30amDropoff
9:00am 9:30amCircle time
10:00am 12:00pmNoon Activity Time (art, science, Spanish language) and outdoor learning
12:00pm 1:00pmLunch
1:00pm 4:30pmLearning time (art, science, Spanish language) and outdoor learning. Optional nap time included for children who have nap/quiet time.
4:30pm 5:00pmPick up

Taught by WEEKDAYS Micro-school

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Languages

English
Sign Language

Cost & Availability

Full Day$1,780 per month
Part Time$996 per month

Hours

Monday8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday8:30am – 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Program Location Details

Alki Beach cottage schoolhouse sits next to the opening of Schmitz Park in a quiet side street, tucked up near Alki Elementary. The schoolhouse is accessible to Alki Elementary field and Schmitz Park without crossing any streets and just 1.5 blocks to Alki Beach.

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