~ Class time: 9AM - 12PM ~ Mondays through Thursdays ~Enroll for 1,2,3,4 days per week ~ School year program: September - June ~ Summer School in July ~ Enroll any time of year ~ No contracts or penalty for midyear withdrawal (30 day notice is required)
At Knowledge House we believe that young children are capable of doing so much more than we tend to expect of them or allow them to do. Our environment encourages children to learn how to make choices, think independently and act responsibly. As children learn to trust themselves, make decisions and attempt responsible activities, they become self-empowered, self-motivated, self-reliant & self-responsible both at school and at home. These are some of the most important qualities for children to learn at an early age that form attitudes and beliefs about themselves, others and the value of community that will carry them through elementary school and life. Knowledge House is a warm, nurturing and engaging learning environment where children learn through working with hands-on materials and activities. Our unique program encourages self-direction, independence and responsible freedom in young children within the context of school. Our multi-age classroom encourages a positive social environment where everyone experiences a feeling of cooperation and is an equal member of the preschool community.
We use primarily a Montessori curriculum with an emphasis on nature indoors and out. Snack time focuses on learning about whole foods and eating them in class. Outside, children can work and explore in the garden, collect leaves, observe the chickens, rake leaves, garden, dig potatoes, peel vegetables, and gather weeds to feed to our rabbit. When we take nature walks on the school grounds, we slow down and use our senses to see, hear, smell, touch and think about the world around us.
Please feel free to contact us to schedule a tour to see if Knowledge House is a good fit for you and your child.
"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning." Fred Rogers
KNOWLEDGE HOUSE - MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL 1471 Sidney Ave Port Orchard, Washington 98366