King’s Preschool is a high quality preschool and extended care program that is grounded in Biblical truth and faith in Christ. We have been committed to providing young children with a fun, safe, and dynamic learning experience for children 18 months to 5 years of age for over 25 years. King’s Preschool is a part of King’s Schools. Children and families can build life-long relationships with teachers and other families as they continue at King’s thru 12th grade.
Our mission is three-fold:
- To nurture and educate the whole child in a loving environment that is based on Biblical truth and faith in Christ.
- To provide support for and seek partnership with families.
- To provide support, training, and Christ-centered community for teachers and staff.
At King’s Preschool, we believe that learning is a lifelong process. Our responsibility to the young learner is to provide the proper foundation from which he or she can grow and build their cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual knowledge and skills. We recognize that each child is a special person, created by God, to serve His purpose. As such, frequent communication with parents, support and training for teachers, and close observations and documentation of children’s progress allow for each unique child to reach their full potential.
Our Teachers and Staff
All teachers and staff at King’s Preschool have an enthusiasm for teaching young children, research and applied knowledge in Early Childhood Education, ability to make purposeful observations, and a strong commitment and love for the Lord.
The curriculum at King’s Preschool is faith-based and integrated with the Creative Curriculum framework of teaching and observing children. Based on scientific and applied research, Creative Curriculum guides teachers in implementing a planned and developmentally appropriate program for young learners. In addition, we implement a writing/reading and math curriculum created by Handwriting Without Tears, a social/emotional coaching curriculum called Second Steps, and implement the Project Approach for thematic learning.
Our Specialty Classes
Various Specialty Classes are incorporated in the curriculum to enhance a student’s learning experience and provide a diverse array of learning methods. One or more of the following specialty classes are offered daily:
- Drama & Literacy
- Fitness & Nutrtion
Service Projects and Collaboration with King’s Schools and CRISTA Ministries
As a part of King’s Schools and CRISTA Ministries, students at King’s Preschool have access to many different resources on campus. Every Friday, we devote time for service projects on campus, to serve others in practical ways. Our students also benefit from interacting with grandmas and grandpas at Assisted Living, reading books with King’s Elementary reading buddies, enjoying puppet/drama experiences with King’s Junior High students, listening to King’s High School choir students, creating ceramic art with King’s High School students, raising money for World Concern and Seattle Urban Academy, and much more!
King’s Preschool Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Morning and Afternoon Extended Care Hours are from 7:00-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m.