Preschool in Seattle, WA 98101
1420 5th Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
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Pacific First Montessori is a childcare center and preschool established in 1990 to meet the needs of the downtown Seattle community. The facility provides a quality program for a total of 60 children age 3 months to 5 years. We are located in the City Center Building at 1420 Fifth Avenue between Pike and Union. Our roof top playground overlooks 6th Avenue. The on-site Program Director is Regina Froyd. She is assisted by head teachers who are experienced professionals and certified in Montessori education, specialists in music and dance, and a visiting nurse.
Our philosophy is based on Maria Montessori’s principals for early care and education. We believe that children grow and learn best in a warm, nurturing, well-organized environment. Our teachers are sensitive and respectful to each child’s individuality and encourage each child to develop a joyful confidence with which to explore our constantly changing world. We welcome a multicultural community of families and are committed to supporting this diversity in all areas of our early childhood program.
A relationship of mutual respect and support between parents and teachers promotes a positive environment for children.
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Pacific First Montessori is an early childhood program based on the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. We believe that children maximize their potential in a nurturing, well-organized environment that is support of individual needs.
At Pacific First Montessori, your child will be encouraged to actively explore a wide variety of age-appropriate, hands-on activities at his or her own pace. Our goal is not only to provide a firm educational foundation, but also to instill a love of learning and the confidence necessary to explore our ever-changing world. We welcome parents at Pacific First Montessori. We maintain and open door policy and look forward to working with you on your child’s behalf.
A guiding principal of Montessori philosophy is “Follow the child.” Our staff uses the interests and needs of the children as their guide in creating their learning environment. It is prepared to be developmentally appropriate and interesting, stumulating problem solving and creativity. Within this prepared environment children are able to move about at will, make choices and build skills toward competence and independence.
We believe children need to feel loved, accepted and secure. Children want to know there is someone available to help when needed. By cherishing children for whom they are and nuturing the natural joy in learning, we provide the framework in which intellectual, emotional and social development build on one another.
We honor the cultural and national diversity represented by the families in our programs. Our goal is to support children in their similarities and their family has an important place in the community at Pacific First Montessori.
We follow federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origina, sex, age, political belief, marital status, mental or physical difference or sexual orientation. We do not discriminate when hiring staff or accepting children into our program.
Pacific First Montessori is accredited by the National Accociation for the Education of Young Children and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society.