Good Samaritan Preschool is a fun, hands-on, academic learning environment for children ages 30 months to five years of age. We offer multiple opportunities of rich academics and hands-on “intentional” play activities working with verbal, kinesthetic and visual learning cues to reach every child throughout the day. We are a developmentally appropriate, child-centered school run by a caring and highly experienced team of teachers. We specialize in small class sizes (ratios 1:6) providing children with both individual and group learning exploration and curriculum. We’re part of the outreach and ministry of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. The school is accredited through the National Associate of Episcopal Schools and licensed by the State of Washington, DCYF. Good Samaritan Preschool is also a proud participant in the Washington State Early Achievers Program.
Here, children have opportunities to explore, experiment, discover and create in an environment that is conducive to learning. We’ve developed a curriculum that enhances a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth in a fun and nurturing environment. Each unit is based on themes that are meaningful to preschool children. Each day, the children experience stories, art, science, math, music, and various activities relating to these themes. In addition to planned activities, the environment allows the children to interact with a variety of learning centers.
Our highly trained staff offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is engaging and fun while promoting growth in all areas of development; social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual. Daily activities are designed to invoke curiosity, encourage participation, challenge critical thinking, and instill a joy of learning. Curriculums included during the day are:
Literacy & Language Arts:
Zoo-phonics® is a Multisensory Language Arts Program that is a kinesthetic, multi-modal approach to learning all aspects of language arts, including vocabulary development and articulation. It teaches the alphabet, phonemic awareness, rhyming, and pre-sound blending in a playful and concrete manner.
Get Set For School® -Handwriting Without Tears is a handwriting program that uses music, movement and multisensory manipulatives to teach all the core readiness skills including crayon grip, letter and number recognition, number and capital letter formation and body awareness. (PreK only)
Our math curriculum helps children acquire critical early math skills by using developmentally appropriate activities, manipulatives, and rhymes to teach counting, comparisons, spatial awareness, patterning, sequencing, matching, sorting, problem solving and Pre-K geometry skills. Children also develop oral language skills that help them learn about and express math concepts.
Science and discovery is integrated into the daily curriculum with age appropriate materials that promote exploration and experimentation through visual, verbal and kinesthetic modes.
Outdoor Education is designed as a continuation of the classroom. Studies have shown that “green space” helps to stimulate the brain in a positive manner, preparing children to learn in ways academics and indoor learning do not.
Good Samaritan Preschool is an outreach of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church is one of the most open churches of the Christian Faith. We respect the dignity of every person modeling high standards of behavior and mutual respect for one another. We hope to instill values such as love, kindness, honesty and responsibility in your child as part of their learning experiences. “Chapel” will be held at least once a month with bible stories and music that reflect the values and morals we hope to teach our students.
You will find Good Samaritan Preschool nestled on five acres atop the Sammamish Plateau, just off the beaten path. In addition to our beautiful surroundings, our classrooms are spacious, bright and located off a large common area that is used for gross motor activities when the weather is not cooperating.
- Safe, Warm, and caring, learning environment serving children 30 months to 6 years of age.
- Developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculums.
- Small class sizes which provide the opportunity for individual learning as well as small group interaction and activities.
- Children have opportunities to explore, experiment, discover and create in an environment that is conducive to learning.
- Curriculum that enhances a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth in a fun and nurturing environment.
- The curriculum units are based on monthly themes that are meaningful to preschool children. Each day children experience stories, arts, science, math, music, and various activities relating to these themes. In addition to planned activities, the environment allows the children to interact with a variety of “learning centers.”
“Good Samaritan School shall provide an enriched program that emphasizes the development of each child’s potential within a caring, inclusive environment. Our Preschool program, by virtue of curriculum, faculty and faith, is committed to each child’s physical, cognitive, social, emotional, moral and spiritual growth.”
By the virtue of faith, curriculum and faculty, Good Samaritan School is committed to each child’s spiritual, moral, physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth. We are committed to modeling high standards of behavior and mutual respect for one another, our students and their families. We hope to instill these values in your child as part of their learning experience.
“We brought our middle child to Good Samaritan Preschool when he was 4 years old after attending another pre-school on the plateau. It was a very positive move for our child and we wish we would have made the switch sooner! He never wanted to go to his former pre-school, perhaps the class size was too large or the attention wasn’t there. He would cry and fight every morning. In January of that school year we made the switch to Good Samaritan and he LOVED it!! Not once did he ever complain about going in the year and a half he spent there. We were thrilled!! The warmth and quality of this school far outweighs that of any other preschool my children have attended or those that I have toured on the plateau. It is a perfect fight for our family and I would recommend them without any hesitation. Our youngest started in the 3’s classroom this fall and he LOVES it too! I could not ask for a more loving, nurturing and overall perfect environment for our children’s early learning education. Best preschool on the plateau!!!”
“Our children love Good Samaritan Preschool! The staff provide a very fun, loving, and safe environment where each child is made to feel special. We have seen our sons develop into two bright, confident, and social little boys who love going to school every morning and seeing their teachers and friends. Thank you for making their first school experience so wonderful!”
“My daughter and I love Good Samaritan school so much because that everyone is so nice here. The head teacher, assistant teacher, and administrative staffs love my kid so much just like how much I do. My daughter brings projects almost every day. The head teacher sends her creative lesson plans to parents every week. I feel so thankful for finding such a great school for my little one. Well, it is hard to mention all of the great things about this school. I recommend this wonderful school to everyone who wants to find a warm learning place for his or her precious little ones. Thank you so much for everything!”
“This preschool has a great history of excellence in children’s education.”
“I have been so positively impressed by the high quality of the teachers, program and overall atmosphere at the creative kids preschool. The children enthusiastically participate in their learning experience in that nurturing environment. After 30 years in educational management and parent education, I applaud an organization that serves both the children and the parents with respect, caring and high professional standards.”
I was born in New Jersey and grew up in California. Twenty-two years ago we moved our young family to Washington, settling on the Plateau. It has been a wonderful place to raise our three (now grown) children. Over the last 20 years I have enjoyed working with children through volunteer opportunities in the local schools, my church, and community organizations such as Hope Link and United Way’s Bridge to Basics Program. I have been teaching preschool for 14 years now and can’t get enough of the energy, honesty, and beautiful smiles this age group has! In 2009, as my last child prepared to go off to college, I decided to return to school to complete my degree. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Children’s Studies in 2011, and completed my CDA (Child Development Associates) training in 2012.
I enjoy reading, walking, gardening, and sharing good food and laughter with family and friends. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year working with the incredible families and staff of Good Samaritan School.