Outdoor Classroom in Kirkland WA
A Childs Journey School Montessori school serving the Kirkland and surrounding areas.
We proudly believe in the fact that our children go outside, rain or shine, and as long it is safe according to the standards laid out by Early Achievers.
Regardless of the season, our outdoor classroom is always open for children, as children benefit from each season’s experience. Below are just a few benefits children derive from our outdoor classroom environment.
Benefits of the Outdoor Classroom
Lens in Children’s Eye
Each child views different seasons and the environment around with their own lenses. During the summer months, children become used to the warm, green climate that the season has to offer. After the change in season or the first snowfall, children view their environment through a different lens: fallen leaves, brown grass, snow, ice. This new lens enables them to imagine the outdoors differently and to be creative and play in different ways.
Exposure to fresh air is important, irrespective of the season. We believe that staying indoors increases the chances of cold and flu as the child is exposed to the same air which has been circulating around. Adults and children who spend long periods of time in a heated and poorly ventilated home, without exposure to fresh air, can easily pass germs to each other.
The importance of vitamin D is well known. Children need to soak in as much sun as they can to get the essential vitamin needed for their overall growth. Vitamin D helps regulate mental and emotional moods, by increasing serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin plays an important role in regulating mood and keeping us happy. So the more exposure you have to the sun, the higher your serotonin levels will be.
Gross Motor Development
Each season offers exposure to different muscle groups in a child’s body. While in summers, children run easily, during snowy winters, they learn to sled or walk carefully on frozen grounds. Our larger muscle groups are put to use during these months which enhances the gross motor development.
Problem- Solving Skills
Engagement with outdoor environments in different seasons provokes new problem-solving skills – “How can I slide down this ice patch without falling?” “How can I jump in the puddle?” “Can I do the upward slide?” The ever-changing environments that the seasons have to offer provide children with the challenges that they so often crave.
We offer gardening skills to children during the spring-summer seasons. This provides in-depth exposure to children about the life cycle of the plants and also help them in realizing how the food is grown and the sources of various food groups.
Our play equipment is sanitized once a month and fresh bark chips are added continually which keeps are outdoor classroom safe for your precious little ones.
Education at the Best Preschool in Kirkland WA
Providing Montessori education and child care to children in and around Bothell. Our school has an outstanding reputation and philosophy in serving young minds. Also, we know that the delivery of an outstanding education is paramount for all parents. Hence, at this Montessori school, the teacher’s role is to provide effective discovery and learning. As a result, A Child’s Journey Montessori School’s program draws from several models of child development including the Reggio Emilia model. Consequently, the model we adopt creates an inclusive, child-led emergent program. Thus allowing children the foundation to be strong, capable, creative thinkers. Especially, allowing children the opportunity to explore their ideas in a number of ways.
Components in our program include :
- Beautiful, inspirational classrooms.
- Interactive and collaborative approach.
- The natural world and environment are viewed as co-teachers.
- Children are able to artistically express in a variety of media.
- Activities and exploration documented through a portfolio system.
As a parent, we know that you’re looking for the best schooling for your child. And cannot express enough that it is our core mission to deliver education at its best. In fact, a number of reasons why your child should get the education and experience from this school are:
- Fully accredited Montessori classrooms.
- Our approach is hands-on and multisensory.
- We strive to encourage discovery, promote questioning and challenging of ideas and experience.
- We have a full-time Culinary Chef on site.
- All Teachers are CPR Certified and have a current Background Clearance.
- Tadpoles Virtual Day Notes…Keep track of your child’s day, without doing a thing!
- Weekly Music Specialist.
- Outdoor classrooms.
- And more…
Be it young infants, toddlers, or pre-K’s you’d be more than satisfied when you experience the growth of your child at this daycare. Of course, we ask you to contact us and schedule a tour. Call now at (425)-820-578 or submit the details found on this web page.
LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN HERE AT A CHILD’S JOURNEY SCHOOL….
Best Preschool in Kirkland WA
Were sure that your anxious to get to know more about this daycare and most likely have questions. For example, where do I start, how can you support your child’s transition. Or even is my child interviewed. Hence, why we have created a section for common frequently asked questions.
Our carefully prepared, mixed-age classrooms contain the many materials scientifically developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. In fact, all children have the opportunity to work with a range of materials in the areas of practical life, sensory exploration, language development. Also, mathematical understanding, geography, botany, music, and art.
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