Lil' Gems endeavors to lovingly help excite, encourage and motivate each child to enjoy and discover that learning can be fun!  Lesson plans establish routines for children who are guided and directed in predictable, positive, and constructive ways.

Our curriculum is full of fun and creative “hands on learning” experiences designed around “Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines" , which provide a framework for early learning, birth through third grade. 

Our teachers provide consistent, responsive, and emotionally nurturing guidance in the class room to help encourage social and emotional growth, fostered during both child and teacher directed time.  


The Guidelines are based on the latest research on early childhood development and other best practices and  organized by six developmental domains:   About Me, My Family & Culture; Building Relationships; Touching, Seeing, Hearing & Moving; Growing Up Healthy; Communicating;  Learning About My World