An early childhood education program housed in a small schoolhouse near Alki Elementary. This is a license-exempt program with a half day in this class and a half day in a partner program just next door. 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.
We love outdoor play! Get ready for plenty of learning in Schmitz Park and the Alki playfield. This class is a license except program that partners with another preschool next door to offer full days.
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 foundational elements of writing, math, science and art.
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.