2 1/2 years - Kindergarten Entry
We have designed our half-day preschool program in a way to facilitate social-emotional development, Kindergarten readiness, and have lots of fun while helping our brains stretch and grow! All of our Happy Feet Preschool offerings focus heavily on school readiness and adding more structure to our weekly lesson plans. Our lesson plans include art projects, science projects, math and writing skills. We also work on encouraging social skills and strengthening the child’s decision-making skills in a safe classroom environment.
Little Learners operates according to the Ellensburg School District schedule. For scheduled closures and policies please see the attached academic calendar below. Additionally, Washington State law specifies that we are only allowed to have children for up to four hours a day at our Grace Episcopal location. If your child chooses to attend Little Learners they are not able to access Drop & Dash on the same day, because they would exceed our daily limit. Please keep this in mind when accessing our programs.
Safety and Training
Our teachers are highly educated, trained in development, and effective ways to interact and communicate with toddlers. Every staff person is First Aid, CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens certified.
Happy Feet Academy takes great pride in effective communication and collaboration with parents and families. We provide the following to ensure this communication is upheld:
Parent-Teacher Conferences twice yearly (Winter & Spring)
Little Learners Teachers utilize Brightwheel throughout their time together to share lessons, pictures, and activities throughout the day. This is a great resource to facilitate communication between parents and teachers, including the messaging feature.
We also have an open door policy and encourage all parents to visit the center at anytime to participate and observe.