Fall 2024 hours:
We no longer have private pay slots
ECEAP spots are open for registration for Fall 2024
Located in the Cedarhome neighborhood near Cedarhome Elementary School
28223 71st Dr. NW
ECEAP: Free for qualifying families
There are many other ways to qualify, such as if you are low-oncome, if you recently lost your job, if your child has an IEP, if you are a foster parent, if you are a grandparent raising children, if you have recently moved in with another family to save money and many other ways.
The program offers:
ECEAP services, which includes health screenings, a high quality preschool program, family events, and mentoring.
Transportation to the Developmental Preschool at Stanwood Elementary if your child is enrolled there
Music Prodigies music program
Three parent conferences with you each year to discuss learning goals which are incorporated into the curriculum.
Activity ideas and resources to do at home with your child
In-home setting with one-on-one care
Newsletters every 4-6 weeks introducing each new study
Private Facebook group that includes photos and descriptions of what we're doing each day
Creative Curriculum (see our FB page:) https://www.facebook.com/DiscoveryPlacePreschool
8:30 - 9:30 Arrival, breakfast, free-play
9:30 - 10:15 Circle time and Music Prodigies Class
10:15 - 10:55 Outdoor play
10:55 - 11:30 Small group learning activities and then free play in the centers
11:30 - 12:15 Lunch, brush teeth, and story time
12:15 - 1:00 Outside play. Bus picks children up at 1:40 for Developmental Preschool
1:00 - 2:30 Stories, mindfulness, rest time, and quiet learning activities for those who do not nap
2:30- 3:00 Snack time
3:00 - 3:30 Gather coats, back packs, stories on the porch, & pick up time.
I am DeAnn Jones, an active member of Stanwood. I have been teaching preschool for 12 years. I also volunteer in the Kindergarten classroom at Cedarhome and Twin City Elementary schools. I teach early childhood education classes for Purdue University Global, Purdue's online degree program. This combination of teaching both young children and college students helps me keep my skills up-to-date as I teach research-based teaching methods that I also use in my own preschool. I love teaching children and watching them grow into emotionally intelligent, healthy, happy and helpful children who love learning and are prepared for Kindergarten!
Can I see the program first before I join?
Absolutely! I'd love to give you a tour of our place and show you the learning environment, activities, and play area. You can also come and observe the program in action. Call 360-899-1019 or email Info@StanwoodPreschool.com to set up a time to visit.
How many openings are there?
There will be about 2-4 openings this fall.
If more enroll than there are openings, how do you determine who gets in? Is it first come first served?
Eligibility is determined with a point system. In August when the new application come out, families apply. Points are awarded based on various needs. The children with the most points are given the spots. It is not first come first served unless there are no other children on the waitlist.