by recognizing and respecting the uniqueness and potential of each child. We tailor our program to the needs and interests of each individual at his or her own developmental level.
At Journey School Lynnwood we are outside rain or shine. On any given day, you will see our classes outside doing art projects, story time, small group activities, exploring the woods, visiting the school animals, splashing in puddles and so much more. We try to spend half of our time outside doing more structured activities related to what each class is learning about that week and then half of the time is unstructured, child-led play.
Hands-on Emergent Learning
We recognize that children have a natural curiosity and a predisposition to enjoy the unexpected. Children engage in active exploration and investigation to make sense of their world. We strive to fuel children’s investigative impulses and encourage discovery, promote questioning and challenging of ideas, and formulate connections of experience.
Our teachers provide the opportunity for discovery and learning; encourage active exploration and investigation; promote questioning; and guide and facilitate growth and development. Our preschool believes children have multiple ways of demonstrating their intelligence.
Social and emotional well-being is a child’s developing capacity to express and regulate emotions, form trusting relationships, explore, and learn. Our goal is to create a supportive culture and environment that promotes children’s mental health, social and emotional well-being, and overall health. This is done by incorporating mindful practices, such as yoga, meditation, emotional awareness, identification and regulation for even our littlest ones. Additionally, having daily opportunities where children can be a part of nature and the outdoors helps facilitate these practices as well.
Skills children practice when participating in art activities include: Fine motor skills, grasping pencils, crayons, chalk and paintbrushes. This development will help your child with writing, buttoning a coat and other tasks that require controlled movements.
Beyond the fine motor development, creating opportunities for children to express themselves and find meaning through artistic expression is something we practice at Journey School Lynnwood on a regular basis. This can take all sorts of form using many mediums.
About Our Approach
Learn more about what makes JSL special. Take a peek at the links below to view some resources that align with our philosophy.