Elementary overcrowding forces preschool location changes
Bethel’s overcrowding has forced two of our preschools to change locations this fall. Naches Trail and North Star elementary will now be home to preschool classrooms previously located in Thompson and Nelson elementaries. These changes are due to the rapidly growing student population in the district.
2019/20 Preschool locations:
• Elk Plain Head Start
• Frederickson Preschool
• Naches Trail Preschool
• Nelson Preschool
• North Star Preschool
• Pioneer Valley Preschool
• Spanaway Preschool
• Thompson Early Learning Center
Our preschool programs serve three, four and five-year-old students. We embrace a play-based, child-centered philosophy taught by highly knowledgeable and experienced early childhood teachers and staff.
Indoor/outdoor classroom experiences provide opportunities for hands-on exploration, investigation, collaboration, and reflection. This helps lay the foundation in literacy and numeracy, integrated music and visual arts, as well as social-emotional learning — key stepping stones for a successful transition to kindergarten.
We are currently accepting applications for our ECEAP and Head Start programs for this fall. The first day of preschool will be September 11.
No matter their locations, our preschool programs will continue to serve our youngest students and their families in our community.