St. John's Preschool
Learning and Growing in a Safe Secure Environment
Our preschool was established in downtown Kirkland in 1974 and has been in operation ever since. Our main goal is to make preschool a “fun” experience for the children. It is hoped that they will remember school as a fun and positive place to be. While having fun your child will learn many things, although we do not consider ourselves an “academic” preschool. We try not to take ourselves too seriously except when it comes to providing a safe secure environment for your little ones. We feel we take care of the whole family including parents and siblings not just our students.
As a ministry of St. John Episcopal Church we are a Christian preschool but accept children regardless of faith background.
Your child will learn many things while they are with us. We focus on the skills that they will need to be successful in Kindergarten – social and classroom skills. In everyday lessons (which revolve around themes) they will be exposed to letters, numbers, shapes, colors, patterns and sequencing. They will learn to take turns, sit on circle, complete a task, play with friends, and communication skills. Our main goal is to have your child feel safe and cared for while they are away from you. We want school to be “fun” for them so that when they are 18 they’ll, hopefully, remember that school is a fun place to be.
Preschool to Begin Phased Reopening
All children will be required to wears masks while at preschool. We also ask that at drop off and pick-up, it be only 1 adult, who is also masked.
The children will be permitted to remove their masks for snack, lunch (Pre-K) and recess. They will also be permitted to ask their teacher, if they need a mask break. They will be set-up off to the side, away from all classmates, and may do a puzzle or something similar. We will keep those breaks short for the safety of everyone in the class.
St. John’s Preschool begins a phased reopening October 6 following State and Diocesan guidelines for opening child care centers and preschools.
After weighing the benefits and the risks of reopening the preschool for the three older-age levels of preschool children, a plan was developed to offer the opportunity to the families for the return of their children to preschool with strict safety protocols in place.
Students will wear masks; social distancing and hand washing will be monitored. Cleaning and disinfecting standards have been increased. We are tentatively planning for the remaining students and staff to return in January.
Keeping the students and staff safe remains a priority as they make this transition.