Pre-School , Pre-Kinder, Kindergarten 

Our mission at Bellingham Bay Pre-School and Kindergarten, is to provide children with a nurturing environment where they feel comfortable and confident to become great learners. We provide a variety of experiences that stimulate learning in all developmental areas: physical, social & emotional, cognitive & general knowledge, as well as language, literacy & communication

As educators, our aim is to help your child experience pride and self confidence, develop independence and self control, and have a positive attitude towards life and school! 

 
 

If you would like to see our Pre-school in action, or meet with our Director, Jacquie Smith- please call: 360-715-8842

Preschool 3's & 4's 

 

**must be 3 and potty trained by August 31, 2020


Pre-Kinder 4's & 5's


** must be 4 by August 31, 2020 and entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021




Pre-School
 Time/Days
 Max Number of Students
 Student To Teacher Ratio
 Monthly Tuiton 
 Availability
3 years by 
8/31/20 
 9:00-11:30 
Monday & Thursday
 10
5:1
 $190
OPEN
2 Spaces
Pre-Kinder
 Time
 Days
 Max Number of Students
 Student To Teacher Ratio
 Monthly Tuiton
 Availabilty
4 years by 8/31/20
 9:00AM-12:00PM
 Tuesday
 Wednesday
       Friday
 10
 5:1
 $295
FULL-
Waitlist Available
Gymnastics Enrichment
 Time
 Day
 Max Number of Students
 Student To Teacher Ratio
 Tuition
 Availibility 
4-6 years
 12:30-3:30 PM
 Wednesday
 10
 Maximum 5:1
 $35/day
Flexible-
You choose your dates! 
Kindergarten
 Time
 Days
 Max Number of Students
Student To Teacher Ratio
Monthly Tuition
 Availability
5-6 years 
 12:30-3:30PM
 Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
   6
  Maximum 6:1
 $307
 OPEN
2 spaces

More about our Pre-School program


 Each day your child arrives for pre-school you can expect:

A 45 minute gymnastics class focused on building body coordination, team work, and gymnastics skills in a fun and positive environment! Our gym time curriculum includes introductory floor and tumbling lessons, as well as, obstacle courses involving the traditional gymnastic apparatuses (beam, bars, vault, and floor). You can also expect games and activities such as parachute, hula hoops, and more!

 

In the class room, an outline of a typical day is as follows:

  •  Circle Time in the carpet room: This includes greetings for the day, and lessons in weather, calendar, group interaction, reading, music, and more. 
  •  A snack provided by us 
  •  Free time for creative play and socializing
  •  Teacher lead group "centers": Small groups working at teacher lead stations focused on writing, literacy, math and counting, arts, and science




More about our Kindergarten program


Each day your child arrives for Kindergarten you can expect:

A 45 minutes "Flips" style gymnastics class (see our Flips Gymnastics description). Our gym time curriculum includes introductory floor and tumbling lessons, as well as obstacle courses involving the traditional gymnastic apparatuses of beam, vault, bars and floor. 


In the class room, an outline of a typical day is as follows:


Daily "Classroom Meeting" to review the days schedule and welcome each "Kindi". 


Choice Time: Where each student may choose between three Teacher chosen stations. These stations can include: art, puzzles, games (ex: connect four, memory, candy land, etc.), simple science exploration, etc. During choice time, students may freely choose between each station. 


A snack provided by us.


Free time in the classroom to socialize and build relationships with classmates. 


Teacher lead group "centers" working on OSPI guided Kindergarten learning material. Topics include: letter sounds and recognition- starting off a life long journey of reading! Kindergarten sight word recognition, examples "on" "my" "like", etc. Math and science activities, art lessons, and more.  


A note from Pre-school and Pre-Kinder director Jacquie Wilskey-


This will be my 14th year heading the Pre-school and Pre-K program at Bellingham Bay, and I am thrilled to be here! I think it is important that children have an environment where they can be comfortable and confident in themselves so they are open to learning. I am an advocate for positive re-enforcement, structure, and discipline. My ultimate goal is that your child is healthy, happy, and learning while at Bellingham Bay!


Credentials:

  •  certified Teacher in the state of WA
  •  BA in Education 
  • Birth- 5 yrs. certificate with endorsements in Spanish and Physical Education
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