OPENING WINTER 2021! A early childhood education program focused on personalized learning for each child, housed in a cozy but spacious schoolhouse in Clinton, WA.
We believe in child centered learning and our entire program is focused on personalization for each and every child. We have small class sizes (our micro-class approach) which allows students will have plenty of learning time with support from our educators to explore their individual interests and focus areas, at their own pace.
At this stage, children are learning social emotional skills and also laying the groundwork for future learning (and life). Through structured and unstructured learning time, hands-on activities and plenty of imaginative play, the goal is to gain skills that ultimately help them with the basics of learning to read, write, build their math and science skills, and become successful, lifelong learners.
We love being outside and our program has plenty of outdoor exploration including each child planting their own patch of garden in the summer months.
At WEEKDAYS South Whidbey Preschool, we follow all CDC guidelines to keep our students and families as safe as possible.
OUR LEAD TEACHER
Teacher Laura grew up in Los Angeles, and moved to Langley with her husband and two girls in 2017. She has been working with kids for as long as she can remember. As an 8 year old, she organized a day camp for toddlers in her backyard. As a grown up, she graduated with her BA in Psychology and her MA in Educational Counseling. Since then she has worked in both private and public school settings with multiple age groups and communities. She became especially passionate about Early Childhood Education over the past 12 years, while she has worked as a teacher, parent, and step-parent to her own family.
Laura's teaching style is rooted in the belief that children are not empty buckets to be filled, but seeds to nurture and love. Her goal is to model connection and respect, in order to facilitate a community where children feel safe and encouraged to explore through play.
In her free time you might find Laura playing ukulele, poking around thrift stores, or reading about the latest findings in neuroscience. Her favorite children's book is Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel, and her favorite places on the island are deep in the woods, or hiking to the beach through Deer Lagoon.
A small schoolhouse building with a large separate space for each classroom and a fenced play yard with a beautiful Magnolia tree. This location is ideal for a micro-class setting and has three different classroom spaces. On a quiet street just 3 minutes from the Clinton ferry terminal.