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Here at Snohomish Cooperative Preschool, we believe that children blossom by playing and exploring freely in a safe and nurturing environment. Our preschool is unique from other preschools in that the children, parents, and teachers learn and have fun in community with one another.

Our goal is to help our children develop emotionally as well as academically through a play based setting. Children need ongoing opportunities to play with other children to learn and practice how to function in a group setting. We use our classroom as an opportunity to teach our children social skills, language, emotional resilience, literacy, math, science, song, dance, and art. We also encourage the children to participate in learning more self care and about personal responsibility.  With a regular daily and weekly routine, children are able to feel comfortable with a rhythm and consistency in their preschool experience.

We view each child as an individual with their own thoughts, emotions, and expressions who are full of potential, knowledge, and an interest in the world around them. Each child having their own unique expression are free to explore the art, sensory, block, literacy, and dramatic play centers as they feel inspired during open play time. Children are capable of creating their own learning through these centers. The teacher and adults in the classroom actively encourage the children to explore, build knowledge, work together with others, and understand the world around them by playing in these centers with them. The natural environment, recycled materials, and open ended materials and tools are used over conventional toys whenever possible to offer opportunities for creativity, curiosity, exploration, and thinking outside of the box. We also offer some structured time together as a small community during opening and closing circle, small group, outdoor play, and snack time. Great attention is given to the look and feel of the classroom so that it gives a welcoming experience with lots of natural light, order, beauty, neutral colors, outdoor nature, art, and with most of the items at the child’s level and scaled down to size when possible.

Here at Snohomish Cooperative Preschool, we believe that children blossom by playing and exploring freely in a safe and nurturing environment. Our preschool is unique from other preschools in that the children, parents, and teachers learn and have fun in community with one another.

Our goal is to help our children develop emotionally as well as academically through a play based setting. Children need ongoing opportunities to play with other children to learn and practice how to function in a group setting. We use our classroom as an opportunity to teach our children social skills, language, emotional resilience, literacy, math, science, song, dance, and art. We also encourage the children to participate in learning more self care and about personal responsibility.  With a regular daily and weekly routine, children are able to feel comfortable with a rhythm and consistency in their preschool experience.We view each child as an individual with their own thoughts, emotions, and expressions who are full of potential, knowledge, and an interest in the world around them. Each child having their own unique expression are free to explore the art, sensory, block, literacy, and dramatic play centers as they feel inspired during open play time. Children are capable of creating their own learning through these centers. The teacher and adults in the classroom actively encourage the children to explore, build knowledge, work together with others, and understand the world around them by playing in these centers with them. The natural environment, recycled materials, and open ended materials and tools are used over conventional toys whenever possible to offer opportunities for creativity, curiosity, exploration, and thinking outside of the box. We also offer some structured time together as a small community during opening and closing circle, small group, outdoor play, and snack time. Great attention is given to the look and feel of the classroom so that it gives a welcoming experience with lots of natural light, order, beauty, neutral colors, outdoor nature, art, and with most of the items at the child’s level and scaled down to size when possible.
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