Believes children learn best through play.
Provides a safe and engaging environment where children feel connected and free to thrive.
Utilizes current research, curriculum and best practices to support social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language development.
Maintains low teacher/student ratios with highly skilled and qualified teachers and assistants guiding each class.
OUR CLASS OFFERINGS FOR 2021-2022
Lions: This is our pre-k program for children 4 years of age by August 31. This year we are offering a 4 or 5 day option. 4 day Lions meet Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00am-12:00pm. 5 day Lions meets Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Doves: for children 3 years of age by August 31. This class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00-11:30am.
Giraffes: for children 3 years of age by August 31. This class will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00-11:30am.
Lambs: for children 2 years of age by March 1. This class will meet on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00-11:00am September through December and from 9:00-11:30am starting in January.
After the challenges of navigating the pandemic this year, we have adapted our class offerings for the next school year. This was done to support our ability to meet all Washington Department of Health and CDC guidelines for being open during the pandemic. Unfortunately, this means that we will not be offering Kindergarten, Kangaroos or Bookworms during the 2021-2022 school year. We hope to bring these back in the future. Thank you for understanding!
Parents are invited and encouraged to observe all of our classes and ask questions of their current teachers as well as the teachers in their child’s next educational setting. Please check with the director about observation times.
FLRB School offers the following learning opportunities as extensions to your child’s school day.
Spanish – Ms. Carolina uses music, literature, poetry, games, art and drama to engage children in learning Spanish. Spanish meets once a week for each class and extends the school day by 30 minutes for Giraffes and Doves and 60 minutes for Lions.
Kid Moves – Ms. Karen engages children in interactive exercises to build community and encourage movement, musicality and rhythm. Kid Moves meets once a week for each class and extends the school day by 30 minutes for all ages.
Lunch Bunch offers another way to extend the school day until 1pm for morning students and allows afternoon students to begin the school day at 12pm. Children bring a lunch from home and enjoy extended time with their peers, eating lunch together and playing both in the classroom and outside. Parents may sign children up on a reoccurring basis or each morning before class starts. The cost for Lunch bunch is $5 per 30 minutes. Children may participate in Spanish or Kid Moves and then move to Lunch Bunch on the same day.
“A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
While the schedule for each classroom differs to honor the developmental stages and abilities of the students, each class incorporates the following components to their classroom routine:
Welcome and Check In: Connection is a key part of helping children feel safe and comfortable at school. Each child is greeted by their teachers upon arrival. We practice together life skills including taking care of our belongings and washing our hands.
Circle: Circle time is one of the greatest joys of the school day. Children connect as a group to practice listening to each other, taking turns, and understanding/exploring the theme and activities for the day. Music, counting, letters, games and more are incorporated into circle time.
Centers and Art: Children explore a variety of learning centers and opportunities for creative expression. This includes sensory play, dramatic play, blocks, fine motor activities, books, puzzles, science exploration, painting, drawing, creating, building and more.
Story: Children imagine, explore and cultivate a love for reading and story telling during our daily group story time.
Chapel: Sharing God’s love is a key part of First Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten’s ministry. Children experience chapel weekly where they sing, pray, learn Bible stories together and are invited to share a food offering for the Backpack Kids outreach program.
Music: Children sing, chant, play instruments and dance to music with Mr. Joel and in the classroom each week.
Outdoor Exploration: We strive for longer, deeper play outdoors every day. Please help your child dress for the weather. We do have an indoor playroom as an alternative for days when the weather is extreme.
Free Play: While we do offer learning centers each day, some of children’s greatest learning and growth happens when given the opportunity to choose and develop their play. Often free play provides the best moments for children to practice problem solving, negotiate sharing and develop empathy.
Clean-up: Children care for each other and the classroom by helping during clean-up time.
Snack: Children share in snack time to practice eating and talking together. Each child is given a day to provide snack for the class on the monthly snack calendar. Kindergarten students bring their own lunch to school each day. PLEASE NOTE: We are a nut free school.
Goodbye: The connections children develop with their peers and teachers each day are important. A special goodbye is offered each day to remind children that we will gather together again soon.