Play-based preschool in a unique learning environment
Join us for a tour!
Meet Ms. Tracie and tour our facility while your kids play for free: Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 9am, and Monday, Feb. 5 at 1pm. Join our interest list and select a tour date here. Or meet us at the Maple Valley Preschool Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Maple Valley Community Center.
At Discovery Playtown, we believe that play is important work for children, and that it allows them to learn about their world and practice new and developing skills. At Little Explorers Preschool, we utilize a play-based approach to learning. Through stories, songs, games, art projects, circle time, dramatic play, hands-on exploration, and science experiments, children will develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our unique facility combines traditional classrooms with a large, imaginative playspace, making it unlike any other preschool environment. We have the ability to teach counting and sorting in our grocery store, food preparation and customer service in our diner, or housekeeping in our two-story playhouse. Through their observations and interactions with other children, kids pick up on valuable social cues and behaviors, enhanced by our dramatic-play environment.
Meet Our Lead Teacher
Ms. Tracie has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Central Washington University. She has over 10 years of teaching experience with children ranging from age 4 months to 12 years. Tracie teaches our morning classes, and beginning with the 2017-18 school year, she is also our preschool director. Tracie and her family live in Maple Valley.
Classes for 2018-19
Registration opens for current families on Monday, Jan. 22, and for new students on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
AM Threes Class
(Age 3 by 10/31/18)
Class size: 10 students
2 Days, Tues/Thurs 9:00am-11:30am
$2,050/school year ($205/month)
Our curriculum includes activities which are designed to develop social skills, independence, small and large motor skills, and some beginning academic skills such as counting and recognizing numbers, colors, and shapes. Children will participate in story time, group play activities, art projects, music and movement activities, and free play, all within the framework of a play-based approach.
AM Fours/Pre-K Class
(Age 4 by 10/31/18)
Class size: 14 students
3 Days, Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-12:00pm
$2,750/school year ($275/month)
Returning student discount:
$2,550/school year ($255/month)
While continuing with the play-based approach, the Fours class also expands into more advanced academic activities. These include letter recognition and their relation to sound, and basic number concepts. Children will continue to expand their social skills and language development. The class includes story time, group play, art projects, music and movement activities, and hands-on science experiments.
Tuition covers the entire school year and is charged in ten monthly installments. Recurring credit card payments are required for preschool tuition charges. We will charge the original credit card used for registration, unless you notify us by email to use a different card for the amount of monthly tuition due, on the first of each month. When the school year begins, a total of nine payments will be charged, starting Sept. 1 and ending May 1. In the event a credit card is declined, you will be emailed and asked to provide a new credit card via a secure online checkout.
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