Associated Recreation Council, Seattle


Preschool Program

Preschool Programs are based on The Creative Curriculum for Preschool from Teaching Strategies. Children attending at least three days a week will be observed and assessed using The Creative Curriculum developmental objectives.

Our school-readiness program meets the developmental needs of young children, focusing on emotional, social, physical, and cognitive skills to prepare children for success in school and in life. Classrooms are set up with safe and nurturing environments, fun-filled learning areas, consistent schedules and routines, and both large and small group times. Preschool activities include art, dramatic play, library time, cooking, discovery science, singing, and outdoor play.

  • Low teacher-child ratio of 1:8
  • Staff is trained in Early-Childhood curriculum, CPR/First Aid, and safe food handling practices
  • Children 3-4 years old and 5 year olds not enrolled in school are welcome. Children need to be fully potty-trained (no diapers or pull-ups permitted)
  • Affordable rates (Scholarships available! Please contact your local community center for more details)

Participation requires submittal of the appropriate waiver forms PRIOR to the start of program, including the medical release form (E-13) which can be found here. If you have a child with special needs (e.g. asthma, allergies, etc.) and/or disabilities, there will be additional forms to be completed. Additional forms can be found on the Seattle Parks and Recreation site here (see the right side bar of the page).

2016-2017 Preschool Program Schedule and Fees


2017-2018 Preschool Program Schedule and Fees

 

Child Care Hotline: 206-684-4203

This is a 24-hour line giving information about program closures due to extreme weather or emergencies. It is updated each day by 6am as needed.