The preschool program is designed to meet the developmental needs of the whole child.
About White Salmon Community Preschool
The preschool program is designed to meet the developmental needs of the whole child and the curriculum is aligned with our state’s early learning standards – the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines. Our programs provide developmental and individualized instruction for children, ages birth to five-years. The preschool classrooms promote active, play-based learning for diverse groups of children ages three to five-years.
White Salmon Community Preschool has several options for parents:
Parents pay tuition for their child(ren) ages 3-5 years old to attend preschool.
Community Program Families who qualify pay reduced tuition based on family income.
Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP):
A comprehensive preschool program that provides FREE services and support to eligible children ages 3-5 years old and their families. Find out more >
Early Childhood Special Education:
Evaluation and services to children ages 3-5 years old with developmental delays. Call 509-493-4224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speech and Language:
Evaluation and services to children 3-5 years old with speech and language delays. Call 509-493-4224 or email email@example.com
Early Support for Infants and Toddlers in Klickitat County:
Family Resource Coordination, screening referral and service for children ages birth to 3 years with suspected developmental concern(s). Call Julie or Maria at 360-921-2309
White Salmon Community Preschool Curriculum
Young children learn and gain the most information when their preschool experience is:
- Hands-on: exploratory, play-based learning involving all of their senses
- Developmental: a sequence of skills that follow a predictable order and build upon previous learning and skills
- Real: children learn about things through the interactions with real objects and experiences
- Relevant: children learn best when lessons are important and meaningful to them and their lives–while respecting cultural and family differences
We focus on six basic areas of early childhood development:
- Social/emotional development: learning to cooperate, share take turns and express emotions.
- Language development: learning to listen to others and to use language to communicate.
- Small motor development: small muscle groups of the hands involved in coloring, writing, stringing beads, cutting and turning pages.
- Conceptual development: concepts such as same and different, colors, sizes, shapes, and introduction to numbers and letters.
- Large muscle development: large groups of muscles involved in running, skipping, swinging and jumping.
- Self help skills: learning to be independent, clean up, button and zip.
Our goal is to encourage children to explore, to wonder, to imagine, to experiment with language and materials, to play and to develop a lifelong love of learning.
ECE State Resources
Early Care and Education in the News
Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet childhood educators earn so little?
(Child Care Aware of America, July 11, 2018)
Building a solid foundation
(Camas-Washougal Post-Record, April 11, 2019)