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.
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: