Sponsored by Tolt Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Tolt Good Neighbor Preschool, utilizes play-based lessons to focus on social emotional learning, caring for our environment and each other.
PO Box 447 Carnation WA 98014
Leave a message at the church office 425 333 4254.
We provide a caring and stimulating early childhood educational environment for children ages 2.5-5 years. Tolt Good Neighbor Preschool is open to children of all races, nationalities and creeds. Our intimate classroom setting encourages children’s learning through hands-on experiences plus opportunities for multi-sensory exploration and discovery. We pull from a variety of curriculums and pedagogies to create a play-based learning environment.
**Two days a week: Class meets on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 3:30. Recommended for children 2 ½ to 3 ½ but older children are welcome. 8 children/2 adults. Yearly tuition is $2000. Tuition is charged in 10 monthly payments of $200.00.
**Four days a week: CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL FOR FALL 2022. Contact us for information about a wait list. (Four days a week class meets Mon-Thurs from 9 to 12 and is recommended for children 3 ½ to 5. Yearly tuition is $3750. Tuition is charged in 10 monthly payments of $375. )
Financial assistance may be available; inquire individually
● Enrollment Form
We follow Riverview School District schedule including Christmas, mid-winter and Spring breaks and national holidays.
Inclement weather: We follow Riverview School District closures due to snow, flood, etc.
Our lead teacher, Debra Leone, brings almost 30 years teaching experience to our school. She began her vocation in church-sponsored preschools in Oregon before moving to the early children realm of Riverview Schools. In addition to preschool, she has taught in special education and peer-model inclusive classrooms.
Located in the heart of Carnation, in the Tolt United Church buildings, we have three rooms for play and indoor learning and a fenced child safe playground. The Carnation Library is directly across the street for easy field trips.
POLICY ON IMMUNIZATION and COVID SITUATION:
We follow the requirements for Washington State Certificate of Immunization Status. We are constantly monitoring the covid situation and have put in place cleaning and masking requirements. All staff and volunteers are fully masked and vaccinated.
Children do not need to be toilet independent to attend. Families provide their own stash of pullups and wipes.
PLAY BASED APPROACH
All children learn through play—in all ways, a truth adults do not always understand. Young children learn best by playing and following their own curiosities, by solving real problems such as how to balance a stack of bricks, or how to negotiate a zipper, put together a picture puzzle, and most of all, by making mistakes and trying again.--Excerpt from “When I Play I Learn” , David Elkind, former President of National Association for the Education of Young Children.
When I easel paint I learn:
● to develop my imagination and creativity
● to develop eye-hand coordination
● to distinguish and purposely create shapes
● to express my feeling and ideas
● that my ideas have value
● relationships of space and size
● concepts of symmetry, balance, and design