WEEKDAYS West Seattle Preschool

After-School Program

A early childhood education program focused on personalized learning for each child, 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

After-School Program

Preferred Ages

3 year olds – Kindergarten

Program Description

We love being outside and our program has plenty of outdoor exploration and learning in Schmitz Park and the Alki playfield.

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/pods 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.


Teacher Megan, our lead educator, has experience working with children and leading children's programs at the Point Defiance Zoo. She has a passion for outdoor education and learning in the Schmitz Park forest next door and exploring tide pools with the kids during low tide at Alki Beach. Although she's taught many different ages, her favorite age group is children 4-6.


Outdoor Learning at Schmitz Park, Alki Playfield and Alki Beach (exploring tide pools, investigating the woodpeckers and owls in the park)
Hands-on activities with Science, Math, and Art
Each week has a theme based on the children choosing their interests: for example dinosaurs, bugs or airplanes

Sample Schedule

8:30am 8:30amDropoff
8:30am 9:00amFree choice
9:00am 9:30amCircle Time
10:00am 10:00amMorning Snack
10:30am 11:30amOutdoor Play in Schmitz Park and Alki Playfield
12:00pm 12:00pmLunch
12:00pm 12:30pmHalf Day Pickup
12:30pm 1:30pmFree choice
2:00pm 3:00pmHands-on Science, Art, Math
3:00pm 5:00pmStay and Play

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