Lil' Gems programs are developmentally appropriate for ages 3 to 5 years.

Children 3 years old by August 31st should consider our preschool program.

Children 4 years old by August 31st should be enrolled in our Pre-Kindergarten program.

Younger children will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

We encourage you to review both programs to decide where your child may fit.

Daily Schedule

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Class

Children that are three years of age by August 31st* are welcome to participate in our Pre-School programs.

Lil' Gems Preschool offers a fun balance of learning and play activities, created to meet the WA State Early Learning and Development Guidelines  a broadly defined set of statements reflecting expectations for a child’s knowledge and behavior.

Bright and colorful classrooms enhance weekly themes which combine learning experiences and play in a fun, safe and encouraging environment.

Warm, nurturing, enthusiastic and patient teachers strive to understand the individual child’s developmental needs and learning style. Time is taking to help each child discover, in his or her own way, the fascinating world around them.

Children are encouraged to explore and learn at their own pace during free choice time. Teacher directed time includes both small and large group activities.

Every day at Lil' Gems Preschool is filled with play, stories, arts and crafts, music, drama, puppet shows, role playing, dance and movement, large motor activity, small motor activity, exploration, and hands on learning activities.

*Younger than 3 year old children will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Director.

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Preschool

Children that are three years of age by August 31st* are welcome to participate in our Pre-School programs.

Lil' Gems Preschool offers a fun balance of learning and play activities, created to meet the WA State Early Learning and Development Guidelines  a broadly defined set of statements reflecting expectations for a child’s knowledge and behavior.

Bright and colorful classrooms enhance weekly themes which combine learning experiences and play in a fun, safe and encouraging environment.

Warm, nurturing, enthusiastic and patient teachers strive to understand the individual child’s developmental needs and learning style. Time is taking to help each child discover, in his or her own way, the fascinating world around them.

Children are encouraged to explore and learn at their own pace during free choice time. Teacher directed time includes both small and large group activities.

Every day at Lil' Gems Preschool is filled with play, stories, arts and crafts, music, drama, puppet shows, role playing, dance and movement, large motor activity, small motor activity, exploration, and hands on learning activities.

*Younger than 3 year old children will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Director.

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Pre-K

Children that are four years of age as of August 31st can participate in our Pre K programs.

Lil’ Gems Preschool presents children with rich opportunities to explore.

Our curriculum meets the WA State Early Learning and Development Guidelines, a set of statements that reflect expectations for children’s knowledge and behavior. The difference between our preschool and pre-Kindergarten curriculum is the focus on Kindergarten readiness.

Bright and colorful classrooms provide an array of hands on early learning experiences that are fun and build skills.

Classes provide opportunities to learn through free choice play, stories, arts and crafts, music, drama, puppet shows, role play, dance, rhythm, movement, as well as large and small motor activities.

Fun and exciting activities focus a child’s exposure to concrete math, number recognition, cognitive literacy, language arts, writing, small motor skills, and social skills. These endeavors are characterized by stories and poems, fun learning games which incorporate music, science, interactive stories, puppet shows, the use of rhythm and music to teach cognitive concepts.

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