Little Starfish Child Care and Preschool

1813 Goat Trail Rd, Mukilteo WA 98275 425-353-5765

Little Starfish Child Care And Preschool

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A New Year at Little Starfish! Happy 2014!

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 2:26 PM Comments comments (42)
The New Year Begins!

This has been a great beginning to a new year at Little Starfish. We have a wonderful group of children and supportive parents and grandparents.  Thank you dear Starfish family!  We are honored to have you as our clients and friends.
Melissa and I appreciate and value you all.  May this year bring you all much love, laughter and success!

Our plan for 2014 is to continue to do our very best to provide excellent childcare to our kid clients.  How do we intend to do this?  Our guidelines continue to be:  supporting and nurturing the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual development of each child in our Starfish family.

We achieve these goals largely by partnering with parents and grandparents, and the family members of our kid clients.  You know the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child?"
By devoting our energy to support the healthy growth of children, we become the village.

And a lovely village it is.

Preschool Openings!

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:12 PM Comments comments (38)
 Little Starfish Preschool still has a couple of openings for our daily program.

The hours are 9 AM to 1 PM and we also provide lunch.  The cost is $25 per day or $125 per week.  You can choose the days you need, from one day to all five.

Our program includes all the basics like alphabet and number recognition, phonics, shapes and colors, arts & crafts projects, finger plays and songs, outdoor playtime and cooking. Some of our second year preschoolers are reading simple words!

We prepare children for kindergarten with our comprehensive curriculum which encompasses all the recommended academic requirements as well as social, emotional and physical developmental guidelines. 

With our small group setting, children receive ample one-on-one attention  and have lots of fun learning together!

Fall is near!

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 11:31 AM Comments comments (506)
Hello All!  We have had a great Summer.  Our garden project was a huge success, and we have enrolled new kids into our Starfish family.  We are officially full. 

The garden has been a fun and educational long term project.   We have harvested our giant sunflowers and roasted the seeds.  Our pumpkin patch has produces around 16 pumpkins.  More than enough for everyone.  The beans are almost ready, and the grapes are being sampled by the kids.

Our fall preschool program will begin anew next week.  All new children will be introduced to the letters of the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors and learn how to participate in circle time activities.  The returning preschoolers will be going to the next level with simple reading and math activities.  For a more complete description of Starfish preschool, please refer to our preschool program description.

September 13th is our big End of Summer Back to School party complete with a Bouncy House, Pizza and Ice Cream!

Summer Time!

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (447)
With the ending of the school year and the beginning of Summer  we have been enrolling new children and adding new playground equipment!  Four new children have joined the Starfish tribe with more to follow.  One of our Starfish family's, the Stangelands, have donated their very large outdoor play structure that their children no longer use.  We have pressure washed and stained it and are ready to install it in our outdoor play area.  It will be a very fun addition with a climbing wall and another slide and tower.  The kids will love it!   Thank you Stangeland family!

May Garden and Preschool Projects!

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 12:04 PM Comments comments (359)
May 15th 2013  ~ What's Happening at Little Starfish?

We are busy!  Our garden is planted with pumpkins, giant sunflowers, scarlet runner beans, snap peas, and much more.  Each child has his or her own little patch to watch grow and harvest in the Fall.  What a wonderful way to learn about our food and where it comes from.  The children are very excited about their gardens.

In our preschool program, many of the four year olds are learning how to read simple words and get clues about the project of the day.  Each project has a theme which corresponds to the word of the day.  Some of our recent projects have been 
'crab' and 'can' and 'cactus' where the children saw the word written on the chalk board, sounded it out, and then created a craft exemplifying the word.  We will be posting some project pictures on our facebook page, Little Starfish Child Care.

Enrollment Openings!    As of June 17, 2013 spaces will be available.  Give us a call at 425-353-5765 to discuss your child's care needs.

Starfish Newsletter ~ March 2013

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:11 PM Comments comments (331)
Hello everyone!  Hope you are enjoying the first hints of Spring!

What's New at Starfish?  We are preparing for our garden project.  This year each child will have their very own garden patch and make their own choices about which seeds to plant.  All of us will be planting flowers, veggies, and berries!

We have begun with a large raised bed based on Hugelkultur, a Permaculture technique from Germany.  See our Little Starfish Facebook page for a video clip explaining the process.  Our goal is to make our yard a beautiful space where children will have the experience of nature, caring for animals (rabbits and hens), and growing their own food.  

Our Preschool Program theme for this month is Spring.  Melissa has been conducting a five day a week preschool program since September (see previous blog post for description).  All the children can spell their own names, and some are reading!  We make sure that all the children are prepared for Kindergarden before they begin school.

Preschool Program

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (352)
January 27, 2013

New Preschool Program is now available!
Mon through Friday 9AM to 1PM
Children ages 3-5 years, $125 week.
The curriculum includes Kindergarten readiness preparation:
Alphabet recognition, phonetics, number recognition, colors, shapes as well as music, finger plays, art, dramatic play and large and small  muscle activities.  Everything your child needs to know for Kindergarten is provided in this five day a week program!