Olympic View Friends Childcare & Learning Center
5.0 - 10 reviews
1 month - 5.5 years old
Mon-Fri, 7:00am-5:00pm
472-1,456/month
Center
WA License: #PL-14746
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About us

Little Lambs: Newborns and Infants

Olympic View Friends cherishes the chance to become your precious child’s very first caregiver outside of the home.  Our Little Lambs Class is designed for infants 4 weeks through 12 months of age. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our environment, staff, safety regulations, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state guidelines. Our individualized curriculum encourages even the youngest of children to learn about their world through hands-on experiences.

Little Fishies: One-Year-Olds

The Little Fishes classroom is set up for active and curious one-year-olds. Through a variety of learning centers, children are able to learn via self-directed play, small groups, and teacher-led activities. There are blocks to experiment with, pretend and dress-up materials, lots of books, and plenty of fine motor-tuning activities to choose from. Teachers facilitate development through carefully planned daily activities that enhance children’s growth physically, socially, and emotionally.

Butterflies: 18 months - 2.5 Years

The Butterflies classroom, like the Little Fishes room, is set up for active and curious children ages 18 months through 2 ½ years. Through a variety of learning centers, children are able to learn via self-directed play, small groups, and teacher-led activities. There are blocks to experiment with, pretend and dress-up materials, lots of books, and plenty of fine motor-tuning activities to choose from. Teachers facilitate development through carefully planned daily activities that enhance children’s growth physically, socially, and emotionally.

Froggies: 2.5 - 3.5 years

Our Froggies preschool classroom is your child’s first introduction to a bit more structure in their day. Children ages 2 ½ through 3 focus on the acquisition of numerous new skills. Language development is blossoming, toilet training is underway, and the ability to function as part of a larger group is becoming easier and easier. Through carefully designed learning centers, children are exposed to experiences in the areas of math, science, pre-writing, language, literacy, and creative art. Large group teacher-led activities are introduced and child-directed play is encouraged.

Busy Bees: 3.5 - 4 Years

Our second preschool room, the Busy Bees Class, delves even deeper into the area of inquisitive thinking. Children ages 3-4 years are encouraged to ask why and how in all areas of our carefully designed environment. Early mathematics, science, language, literacy, phonics, pre-writing, and creative expression are introduced and strengthened within the environment, as well as through teacher-directed experiences and long-term projects. This classroom utilizes the literacy-based curriculum Starfall Pre-K, which balances exploration and instruction of concepts through an integrated program with favorite children’s stories at the core.

Bumble Bees: 4 - 5 Years

In our Bumble Bee Class, honing pre-kindergarten skills, building friendships through strengthening social skills, and fine-tuning newly emerging skills are the goals. Learning centers, which support the areas of early mathematics, science, thought, handwriting, early reading, and creative expression are available to children daily, as are a variety of small-group and large-group experiences. We use the Handwriting Without Tears, Get Set for School curriculum, which coincides with many of the local elementary schools’ kindergarten curricula. It is our goal that children enter school prepared socially, emotionally, intellectually, and excited to learn!

Choosing a Child Care facility can be overwhelming. Our desire is to make it as easy as possible for you. At the moment, availability is typically 6 to 12 months out. For more information, visit the link below.

Curriculum

At Olympic View Friends Child Care & Learning Center we believe that children learn best through play. It is only through play, that a child can reach their full potential. Play offers the opportunity for a child to:

• Develop self-confidence

• Experience joy

• Learn to adapt

• Take calculated risks

• Experiment

• Express creativity

• Experience emotional release

• Bond with peers and form friendships

• Develop as a well-rounded individual

Our approach is to let the child be an active participant in the learning process. Our teachers create a learning environment that fosters open-ended experiences, which allow each child’s learning style to be met. The teacher’s role in the classroom is as a facilitator to help expand exploration with materials, meaningful conversation and gentle guidance.

Location
201 Browns Point Blvd Ne, Tacoma, WA, 98422
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