Proton Preschool

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Launching January 2015

Enrollment for the January 2015 session is now closed. Enrollment for the 2015-16 school year (September -June) will be available January 31-February 16. 

Proton Preschool is a new, STEM-based school year program of Pacific Science Center, held under the arches in downtown Seattle. The program is play-based and for children ages 3 to 5. At Proton Preschool, science is used as the ideal catalyst for discovery and stimulation. Weekly themes and daily activities are designed to meet the developmental needs of early learners, while inspiring curiosity, cultivating a love for learning, and teaching basic science concepts - all while utilizing the incredible resources that Pacific Science Center has to offer.


Enrollment

Enrollment for the January 2015 session is closed. To be considered for the 2015-16 school year, applications must be submitted online or postmarked by no later than 5 p.m. on February 16, 2015. Please note: To enroll in Proton Preschool, your child must be at least 3 years old and toilet-trained by the first day of school.

To learn more about Proton Preschool, download the Parent Handbook. If you have any questions about the program or enrollment, call (206) 443-2925.


Learning Philosophy

Proton Preschool leverages science to facilitate powerful learning experiences through hands-on, play-based activities and investigations. We utilize scientific inquiry to develop children’s cognitive, social and emotional skills and provide them with engaging experiences designed to stimulate rich conversations with their surroundings and with each other. Our emphasis on cognitive and social experiences enhances each child’s lifelong learning skills while fostering respect for the world around them.


Program Details

Session Times
The first session of Proton Preschool will launch in January 2015 and run through June 2015. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Class Size
Maximum class size for Proton Preschool is 14 students, with two educators in the class.

Tuition
$1,375 for the January – June 2015 session

Full tuition payment is encouraged prior to the first day of preschool. Families may pay tuition in monthly installments of $275 per month via credit card. A $275 non-refundable deposit will be due when enrolling your child; this deposit covers your May/June tuition. 


Meet Our Proton Preschool Lead Educator, Kate Anderson

Kate holds a Bachelor’s degree in humanities from Seattle University and a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Washington. She has worked in a variety of public and private schools ranging from preschool to middle school over the past seven years. Kate has worked for Pacific Science Center in other education roles including Camps for Curious Minds and Weekend Programs educator.

Kate is a lifelong lover of the Pacific Northwest, and her favorite spots include the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and the view of Lake Washington with Mount Rainier in the background. Kate is excited to focus on STEM education and early literacy as the Early Childhood Education Coordinator at Pacific Science Center.