We are proud to be a Washington Early Achievers Participant. Our curriculum is theme based and is prepared around goals developed by the state of Washington's Early Childhood Education Department. During each year we make every effort to reach those goals with your child through our curriculum. Below are some of the goals our curriculum aims to reach with your child.

The curriculum for ages 1—2 will include:
  • Provide opportunities for child to move freely during wake hours
  • Provide a variety of objects to be pulled, pushed and held
  • Play interactive games and sing songs from child’s cultural background that involved child’s hands and feet
  • Give child appropriate finger foods to eat (e.g., dry cereal, cooked vegetable, crackers, etc)
  • Provide materials and objects of various textures, shapes, colors, smells, and sounds
  • Provide time for child to play both inside and outside
  • Play turn-taking games with child
  • Provide child with opportunities to explore different characteristics of an object (e.g. the toy has several parts, a face has eyes, ears, nose, and mouth)
  • Provide child with experiences and materials that demonstrate cause and effect relationships
  • Expose child to language by talking and reading with him/her

The Curriculum for ages 2-3 will:

  • Provide opportunities for child to run, throw, jump and climb
  • Provide experiences that support the use of hands in many different positions
  • Provide a safe and inviting play area that encourages movement, balance and climbing
  • Demonstrate, explain, and provide opportunities for cooperation during playful interactions
  • Read books with child that demonstrate how characters react to one another
  • Conduct group activities on a regular basis with singing and movement games (e.g. circle time).
  • Model appreciation and interest in diversity
  • Help child explore safe and appropriate ways to manage and express feelings and impulses (e.g. redirecting to appropriate activity when necessary)
  • Play with and manipulate different materials so child can see changes (e.g. mixing flower and water to make dough)
  • Model effective communication skill, such as learning to speak clearly.

The curriculum for ages 3-4 will:

  • Provide activities that strengthen hand grasp (e.g. molding play dough, using a hand held hole punch)
  • Play word games and sing songs that use the body
  • Read stories or invent puppet plays in which characters share, take turns, and cooperate
  • Facilitate play in groups
  • Provide time for child to play without adult guidance, discovering casual relationships
  • Play card or board games with child that use counting
  • Play games with child that involved following directions in sequence (e.g., Simon Says, Follow the leader, Hokey Pokey)
  • Positively acknowledge child’s attempt to write own name
The curriculum for ages 4-5 will:
  • Provide opportunities for child to use a variety of writing materials.
  • Engage child in different kinds of physical activities (e.g., throwing balls, climbing playground equipment, dancing)
  • Read stories with child and elicit responses to characters, including stories from diverse cultures and family structures
  • Ask child how a story might have ended differently
  • Demonstrate, explain and provide opportunities for child to explore cause and effect (e.g. explore what it takes to make flowers grow)
  • Provide opportunities for child to count with objects during daily routines
  • Explain and engage child in activities that explore plants and animals, including those found in diverse cultures
  • Model use of appropriate words to describe objects and events in the environment
  • Provide opportunities for child to write own name