About NorthLeaf 3-5s and Pre-K
Children have a natural ability to learn and grow through play. As they explore the world around them through their play, they begin to find their place in it. The 3-5s Class encourages a child’s natural curiosity through its play-based curriculum, sunlit classroom setting, and spacious outdoor play areas.
The 3-5s Class is for children who will be between 3 and 5 years old by August 31st. The class is taught by Teacher Apurva and meets three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
Each class includes…
Welcome circle time featuring student-led activities, songs, movement, and an overview of the activities that will be available during free play;
Free play at the various centers in the classroom – including art, sensory, dramatic play, block, fine motor manipulative, library, and more;
Small group and snack time;
Large motor play in the outdoor play areas;
Closing circle time featuring songs, stories, and more student-led activities to say goodbye.
The 3-5s Class also has an additional Pre-K Class extended day program for children who will be 4 years old by August 31st. Our Pre-K students stay in class for an extra hour, getting individualized lessons tailored to their abilities and practicing their kindergarten-readiness skills.
Apurva Bahukhandi teaches our Pre-3s and 3-5s Classes. She has a PhD in Social Work, with experience working with children in educational and therapy environments. She has been active in the North Seattle College cooperative preschool system since 2012, first as a parent and now as a teacher. She strives to provide a class environment that is consistently secure and inclusive. She believes that emotional engagement is the key to all powerful learning, which is why she brings love, laughter, passion, and meaningful projects into her classes. Read more
Last updated: March 22nd, 2023, 03:25 pm