Natural Start Preschool

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"Time in nature is not leisure time; it's an essential investment in our children's health" 
  -   Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

Typical Day
Natural Start Preschool at South Bellevue Community Center


A typical day at Natural Start Preschool begins when the children arrive for school. This is a time when parents can drop off their child and briefly check in with the teachers. Goodbyes are supported by the staff as necessary. We understand that the separation of parent and child can be difficult for both, and we are ready to provide whatever support may be needed.
Our daily preschool routine unfolds in a number of settings with a range of developmentally appropriate activities. The preschool day goes from 9am-12pm. 

A typical schedule follows:

9:00-9:30am           Welcome to Preschool  
Greet friends, transition to preschool, free play, sensory and small motor activities  

9:30-9:45am           Circle Time
Introduction to daily theme; weather, calendar, story, songs, and science activities  

9:45-10:30am         Indoor Activity Time
Arts and crafts, letters and (pre-) reading, math activities, writing practice, health and nutrition  

10:30-11:00am        Snack/ Clean-Up/Restroom  

11:00am-12:00pm   Outdoor Time
Explore nature, hike, observe and listen, group games, exercise and physical fitness, learn about science using natural materials 

12:00pm Preschool Day Ends


Natural Start Preschool
Bellevue, Washington

Natural Start Preschool focuses on the whole child through creative explorations in nature,
art, music, play and Kindergarten readiness activities.