Kids on the Ridge (KOTR) Weekday Preschool is a Christian preschool serving families in Snoqualmie, WA.
Our dedicated and experienced teachers provide individualized programs to encourage your child’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.
Our preschool program offers a wide variety of enrichment learning opportunities and our teaching team works to instill God’s love into the hearts of children.
Daily school schedules provide each child with a pathway to create, explore, problem-solve and interact with others.
For all age groups
This is your child’s first step in preparing for preschool. Designed for children who are 2 ½ by August 31st and are actively toilet training, we use play-based activities and hands-on learning that turn your little one’s sense of curiosity into opportunities for learning and building confidence. We help them build routines, learn to share, how to be a friend and using their words to communicate their ideas. We focus on God’s love for each one of us.
Your child begins to learn through God’s 7 Days of Creation (preschool biblical learning) as it is shared throughout their day – in circle time, science, self-care, music and movement and activities that introduce letters, numbers and colors. As they learn to follow structure and routine in a loving Christian environment, we work on social skills like initiating play, sharing, and making decisions with friends. We also introduce self-care skills such as cleaning up their space, keeping track of personal items and independently using the restroom. Your child is also introduced to skills that foster remembering and following multistep directions. This class is targeted toward children who are 3 years old by August 31st and are actively toilet training.
In this love-filled learning environment, your child learns and practices the skills they need to be successful, including writing their name, recognizing letters/numbers and classroom etiquette. Circle time emphasizes class theme, 7 Days of Creation, sound of the week, sharing, handwriting, number concepts 1-20, letter sounds, pre-reading phonics, songs and art. This is a busy room and the children are given the freedom to choose learning materials, guided by the teacher. This class is targeted toward children who are 4 years old by December 31st.
The PreK Class is for children who will be 4 years old by August 31st, and intend to move directly into kindergarten the following year. Children in our PreK class develop the spiritual, educational, and social foundation needed for success in their transition to kindergarten. They are given the freedom to choose learning materials, guided by the teacher to foster the student’s confidence and independence. Circle time emphasizes class theme curriculum, sound of the week, sharing, handwriting, number concepts 1-20, songs and art.
The Enrichment Program is for children in the 3’s, 4’s and PreK classes who desire extra time for music, movement, crafting, lunch (bring from home), and learning fun for continued social and academic development. Children will need to bring a healthy lunch to enjoy at school with friends. Due to allergies, we do not allow peanut butter or nuts of any kind.
Jr. Kindergarten is a year for children to receive additional development time to grow emotionally, physically and academically in a nurturing Christian school environment. Your child will work on reading skills (letters, phonics, sight words), writing (“Handwriting Without Tears”), math (“Singapore Early Bird Math Common Core Edition”), and ten frame math (i.e. counting, addition and subtraction). The class will focus on God’s 7 Days of Creation, Bible verse memorization, circle time, art, science, music and movement. Enjoying lunch together will foster independence and enhance their personal responsibility (i.e. manners, cooperation, cleanup, and time management). This class is intended for children who are 4 ½ years old by August 31st.
Throughout the summer, KOTR Weekday Preschool and COTR Kids on the Ridge offer fun and affordable theme-based day camps for preschoolers. Each camp is a 5-day camp and runs Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Each child is asked to bring a nutritious lunch to enjoy while socializing with other campers.
To register, please complete an online registration form via Brightwheel and submit a non-refundable $150 registration fee.
If the desired class is full, we’ll place your child on a waiting list. Your child’s enrollment is secured once registration payment is received. Your registration fee will be returned if we’re unable to place your child within 60 days of registration. All classes are subject to availability.
Prior to the new school year, you will receive a welcome packet that will contain necessary forms and student information. If you would like more information, contact us and we would be happy answer any questions.
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Director of Kids on the Ridge Weekday Preschool
Thank you for considering Kids on the Ridge Preschool, a ministry of Church on the Ridge, as the place for your child to explore and grow!
Our preschool program offers a wide variety of enrichment and learning opportunities while our teaching team works to instill God’s love into the hearts of your child. At Kids on the Ridge, our dedicated and experienced teachers provide individualized programs to encourage your child’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. Daily school schedules provide each child with a pathway to create, explore, problemsolve and interact with others.
We instill the importance of God’s love and Christian values within our classrooms. The school mission is to teach all children that God made them, loves them and has a perfect plan for them. It is important that preschool be a place of connection and a respectful partnership between families and teachers. God created us to live our lives in harmony and to have respect for one another. Our preschool program strengthens this idea of spiritual community, encouragement, and cooperation.
We look forward to a wonderful year with your precious little one!
At Church on the Ridge (COTR), we always have something special happening for preschool kids and families. These events are open to everyone in our community.
At Kids on the Ridge (KOTR) Preschool we want all of our students to leave each day knowing that Jesus loves them! To accomplish this we teach specifically on the days of Creation, read stories out of children’s bibles, pray together before snack, incorporate faith-based art projects, and teach them monthly bible verses.
In addition to in-class activities, once a month, the entire school comes together for Faith Fridays where we learn about a different “The Fruit of the Spirit” each month.
Register for upcoming Faith Fridays.
Safety for our students is our number one priority. The doors to our school are only open for the parents to drop off the child and to pick them up at the end of the day. Once the parents have dropped off their child, we promptly shut and lock the outside doors to prevent anyone from entering without a keycard.
As a parent, you will also have access to the Brightwheel app which we use to check-in and out our students. Only those who have your specific pin, and are on the pick-up list, are allowed to pick up your child.
In regard to allergies, we are a strict no-nut facility and work with the parents on other specific allergies, as well. Each teacher has a sheet in their classroom highlighting each of their student’s allergies to be aware of at all times.
All classes start their mornings with a worksheet or hands-on learning games and activities. From there, the day consists of: calendar/circle time; educational worksheets, including math, reading and hand-writing (depending on the class); a healthy snack time; story time; recess in our indoor playground; and an art project. There is also time for free choice with educational toys to help them learn while they play.
Each week, your child’s teacher will send out an outline of what their class will be learning that week. Although most of communication will come in the form of an e-mail, we also use the Brightwheel App to send quick messages or pictures from the day; either to individual families or the class as a whole.
The school will also send home a monthly newsletter that covers all the important information that families will need to know for the upcoming month. We also encourage every family to reach out with any questions as well!