About Leafling Preschool

We are a private, non-profit preschool and childcare center dedicated to children, located in Kirkland.

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Mission Statement

Our mission at Leafling Preschool and Childcare Center is to provide excellent, reliable, high-quality childcare and education to the children and families we serve.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide a safe, inclusive, and healthy environment which nurtures each child’s social, physical, intellectual, and emotional growth.
  • Offer developmentally appropriate curriculum rich with learning opportunities, so that each child can fulfill his/her greatest potential.
  • Structure the learning situation in such a way that each child’s creativity, enthusiasm, and excitement for    learning is encouraged, developed, and supported.
  • Continue to support diversity among our children, families, and employees.
  • Promote partnership between our staff and our parents, in order that each child’s process toward becoming a successful life-long learner is fully supported.
  • Demonstrate a level of professionalism as dedicated teachers and employees, reflecting our high standards and expectations for ourselves and our organization.

 

Educational Philosophy

10255420_384673505006896_5057656760602145752_nWe believe that children learn best in a rich environment which encourages creativity, language development and total involvement in the learning process. This is accomplished by use of a curriculum based on experiential learning through play, imagination-driven activities, and hands-on projects, tailored to the developmental stages of a child’s growth.  When this occurs, learning happens organically.  The environment is structured to include a great deal of sensory stimulation – children learn about the things they see, hear, touch, smell, and sometimes taste.  Language is developed as children learn to describe their experiences, share with others, and engage in the magical world of books and storytelling.  Hands-on activities encourage social interaction, spontaneity, and a discovered joy in learning. Each child at Leafling Preschool and Childcare Center is valued as a unique individual with an abundance of gifts and talents to be shared with us and the world at large.