socialization

  • Social and emotional development is significantly associated with a child’s overall success in school and all life settings. 

    Our curriculum encourages and gives children opportunities to master many social goals before kindergarten:

    Follow safety rules, take turns, and choose self-directed activities during free choice play

    Play cooperatively and develop friendships with peers

    Interact with a variety of children, trust and interact comfortably with familiar adults

    Follow direction and class room rules

    Engage positively in group activities

    Respect others, demonstrate negotiation skills, accept responsibility

    Have a realistic sense of their abilities and strengths

    Communicate verbally to be understood, express feelings, and respect sameness and differences in others

    During child directed free choice play time, children engage in their choice of interactive play while learning to negotiate, problem solve, communicate, compromise, develop friendships, and share.

    During teacher directed time, fun opportunities are provided for children to learn to act in socially appropriate ways through role playing, games, drama, music, and group learning. Puppet shows, felt stories, and books are also provided to help stimulate appropriate social behavior.

    Conflict provides opportunities to learn skills such as negotiating, asking, and compromise. Teachers assist children in solving conflicts when needed.

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    Lil' Gems Preschoolwill work to help your child expand their learning experience beyond what you've been teaching them at home.

    We provide nurturing, family oriented learning for communities around Sammamish in the Issaquah School District, including surrounding neighborhoods of Pine Lake, Beaver Lake, Klahanie, Trossachs, Issaquah Highlands and Grand Ridge. 

     

     

    We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our curriculum and strategies. Then we hope to welcome your child to our LGP family! 

    Our caring team is looking forward to helping your child on their journey of self-discovery in a safe, structured setting.

    All forms and information can be found in the ENROLLMENT button above.  We are currently accepting students for the next school year.  

    Some general areas that will benefit your child's involvement with our curriculum and teachers includes:

    • Academic basics
      • Preparation for Kindergarten
      • Learning letters, numbers, shapes, days of the week
      • Exploration in a safe environment
    • Socialization, Group Dynamics & Schedules
      • Listening while others speak
      • Speaking for themselves
      • Raising hands
      • Verbal participation in discussions
      • Sharing
      • Decision making and accountability
      • Spending time in structured setting
      • Reduces parent separation anxiety
      • Learning from other authority figures in addition to parents
      • Immune system exposure to minor "bugs"
      • Repetitive tasks on specific day or time