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Programs & Curriculum

CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT

Integrated, Emergent Curriculum

Language arts, literacy awareness, mathematical reasoning using sensory perceptions (patterns, spatial awareness, unit block construction, measuring, comparisons, etc.), hands-on science, creative arts, Spanish, and creative movement are all components of our emergent, experiential curriculum.

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Spanish

(included in tuition)

Wednesdays

  • 9:45 – 10:15 Pre-K
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Toddlers
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Young Pre-K

Esperanza is from Bogotá, Colombia. She holds a Bachelor degree in Education from La Gran Colombia University with an emphasis in English and Spanish. Fifteen years ago, she moved from her hometown in Colombia to Seattle. Following her passion for teaching, she teaches Spanish to elementary students in extracurricular programs around the Seattle area. She also tutors high school students, and lately, has been focusing on teaching Spanish to preschoolers, both through in-class settings and online format. She is an active member and regular contributor of the Facebook Teacher Resource groups, “Thornton Creek Amigos”, “6Crickets Community Providers”, “Montessori 3 to 6 years”, and “Montessori at Home”. In her personal life, she loves good food, being outside in nature, and serving her community. She is an active member of a private cooking club where she creates new dishes every month. She loves gardening at home, and is often found planting flowers and pulling weeds. Every week, she serves as a cook at the Saint James Cathedral’s kitchen in Seattle. She loves watching movies with her husband Fabio, petting their loving cat Oliver, and exercising regularly.

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Music

(included in tuition)

Thursdays

  • 9:45 – 10:15 Pre-K
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Toddlers
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Young Pre-K

Early Childhood Music Teacher, Chessie Snider, adores young children and is a former SPCDC Toddler Teacher. She uses a variety of instruments including child size hand instruments and her ukulele.  Classes incorporate songs, finger-play, song books, children’s interests, and body movement. Younger students will practice free expression and impulse control through music play. Older students will learn the concepts of scales, arpeggios, and rhythm patterns through play.

Creative Movement

(included in tuition)

Fridays

  • 9:45-10:15 Pre-K
  • 10:15-10:45 Toddlers
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Young Pre-K

Sarah is our dance teacher this school year! She grew up in sunny California but loves the rain in Seattle. Sarah loves playing the drums, reading lots of books, and hanging out with her husky! Sarah is really excited to explore creative movement with the students at SPCDC. Children will explore a different dance concept each week using props, music, and movement games. Each class is planned using brain-compatible principles created by Anne Green Gilbert. Sarah says,” We will jump, roll, float, and soar together, and we will have fun no matter how much dancing experience you have.”

PreK Swim Program

(additional fees apply)

TBD:

  • 11:30 – 12:00 PreK

Currently cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Our PreK class participates in a swim program during the school year (September through May). The class travels off-site to Meadowbrook Pool, adjacent to the Meadowbrook Community Center for weekly swim lessons.