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"We can't say enough about the excellent care, rich educational program and fun time our kids got from the teachers, support team and the management staff. Our son and daughter have been part of the KCS family for 5 years (our 3rd child will join as soon as she turns 1)."

The pre-kindergarten classroom is a hands-on, discovery-based room that supports each child to learn and develop at his or her own pace. The classroom is arranged into centers that allow children to work individually or in groups, pursue their own interests, and develop independence, creativity and self-esteem. In this program, there is an emphasis on encouraging cooperation, creativity, and involvement in their classroom while learning in a fun, interactive environment.

Preschool vs. Pre-kindergarten
You may be asking yourself what the difference is between preschool and pre-kindergarten at Kirkland Children’s School. Our pre-kindergarten program continues and strengthens the development of higher-level thinking skills. As children progress through pre-kindergarten the focus becomes school readiness. Children are encouraged to become natural problem solvers. Our program strategically engages the child in new activities such as phonemic awareness and other applicable reading & pre-reading activities, individualized handwriting instruction, exploration of science topics through discussion and classroom activities, and continued focus on mathematical concepts. Our pre-kindergarten program teaches children the skills they will need for kindergarten and beyond.

The Curriculum
Through questions and hands-on activities, the children are able to explore, think, predict, and discover more about the world around them. Our science-based curriculum helps children grown in all area of their development including literacy, gross and fine motor skills, writing skills, vocabulary, math, thinking skills, social studies, art, cooking, music, problem solving, and social skills.

It has been shown that children who are socially competent manage their feelings appropriately, have more consideration for others, cooperation, and even show some success solving problems. We use the Committee for Children's Pre-K Second Step program, which teaches skills in empathy, emotion management, impulse control, emotion regulation, anger management, and social problem-solving.



We offer two plans: Full Time or Full Time Plus.

Full Time

  • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm - Curriculum Hours

Full Time Plus

  • 6:30 am - 8:30 am - Before School Extended Learning
  • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm - Curriculum Hours
  • 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm - After School Extended Learning
Tuition for Pre-Kindergarten
Program is for children eligible for kindergarten the following school year.
Days per week
  2 3 4 5
Full Time  - Curriculum hours
(any time between 8:30 - 2:30)
$810 $1060 $1165 $1250
Full Time Plus - Includes curriculum hours and before and after school extended learning program $1035 $1360 $1480 $1600
Please contact our school director with any questions you might have.
Download a PDF of our current tuition.

How to Apply

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For easy reference, we have created information sheets for this program.

Printable Information Sheets



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