PlayGarden Preschool

Welcome to the PlayGarden Preschool! We are a fully inclusive outdoor preschool serving children ages 3-5 with and without disabilities in our one acre PlayGarden.

Founded on the core principles of full inclusion, exploration of the natural world and play based education, PlayGarden preschool blends the best of outdoor education with the warmth and security of an indoor classroom.

2021-2022 Preschool Enrollment Is Open!

The preschool enrollment period for the 2021-2022 school year  is now open!

 If you are interested in enrolling your child, please fill out and return a preschool application. Applications can be mailed back to the PlayGarden or emailed to the PlayGarden’s Office Manager, Emma at info@childrensplaygarden.org 

Information regarding the registration process, tuition rates, scholarships and our inclusive-nature based curriculum  can all be found within the preschool application.

Learn about PlayGarden Preschool on a Parent Tour

TOUR INFORMATION
Dates/Time: April 8th  at 10:00am 
Location: Seattle Children’s PlayGarden, 1745 24th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144  

Group sizes are limited due to COVID precautions. Please plan to wear your mask and dress for the weather as much of the tour will happen outside in the garden. Children are allowed to attend if that is what works best for your family.

To reserve your spot email: Liz@Childrensplaygarden.org

Inclusive & Nature Play-Based Curriculum

Each day begins an adventure! Children arrive ready to explore the gardens, say good morning to the chickens and bunnies and play with their friends. Art, music, science and literacy fill the days. We serve snack and lunch which the children help prepare and that often include fruits and vegetables we have grown in our garden. The daily schedule is predictable so that the children know what to expect and also includes periods of “free choice play” to encourage independence, social-emotional learning and sustained attention and focus. At PlayGarden Preschool we are kind to ourselves and others, learn how to make friends and how to be a good friend, how to listen to each other and how to speak up for ourselves. We celebrate the seasons and the gifts nature has given us. Come join us!

About Preschool

Preschool operates Monday through Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm from September to June. Children may attend any combination of 2-5 days per week. Class is led by a master’s level teacher and two assistant teachers with 15 children attending per day. Approximately 50% of the children enrolled have a disability. The preschool teachers look forward to working closely with parents to provide support and carry out each child’s therapy programs and Individualized Education Programs. Children are not required to be toilet trained and staff will work with parents on dietary restrictions, specialized feeding requirements, mobility needs and communication supports.

Now Hiring!

Two Teachers Assistants

Love children? Love being outside? Love the idea of learning about how to teach in a fully inclusive, multi-age outdoor environment? 

We are hiring 2 Teachers Assistants for our preschool program. 

Start Date: Late August 2021 to include paid staff training
If a candidate is looking for Spring/Summer employment there is a potential  option to work in our Open Play or Summer Camp program to gain additional expereince at the PlayGarden. 

To learn more about the positions view the full  job description. 

To apply please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to our Executive Director,

Liz Bullard at Liz@childrensplaygarden.org

Parent Testimonial

“Discovering somewhere where your child is truly loved, accepted, and cherished for who they are while meeting all of their needs is every parents dream. Well our family found that place, and that place is The PlayGarden.”

Alysha Findley, Preschool Parent

Have Questions?

Have questions regarding our preschool program or want to sign up for a tour? Call our office at 206.325.5576, or email our Office Manager, Emma at Emma@childrensplaygarden.org