Preschool in Seattle, WA 98118
4620 S Findlay St
Seattle, WA 98118
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At Magic Lantern Montessori our approach to learning is child-centered. In order to encourage initiative and self-sufficiency, children choose by themselves the things that interest them within an inspiring, imaginative, but well-defined setting. The faculty and staff gently guide students toward their inherent talents and abilities.
Magic Lantern Montessori serves children ages three to six. Year-round classes focus on practical hands-on learning experiences in the areas of science, math, language and geography. The curriculum also highlights cooking, dramatic expression, music, movement, and arts and crafts, directed by teachers with special training in these fields. Our goals are to help build children’s self-esteem and nurture their development of social and emotional awareness about themselves and others.
Equally strong as our commitment to children is our commitment to community. Parents are an integral component in helping assure our mission is accomplished. Parents are responsible for supporting the ongoing administration and management of the program via committees participation, or by taking on specific duties. Your childs experience at Magic Lantern will be enhanced by your involvement in our community. Just as we seek to provide a nurturing environment for our children, our goals are to interact with one another with respect, acceptance, empathy and the recognition that we each have a valuable contribution.
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Magic Lantern Montessori is a non-profit preschool, located in Rainier Valley. The school provides an intimate environment that nurtures children, parents, staff and emphasizes community and diversity through program teaching and family participation. The program provides a rich, diverse curriculum that touches on many different aspects of life, family and community. At Magic Lantern, we use the Montessori philosophy to create an environment that is creative and nurturing allowing the children to grow, learn and discover to their fullest potential. Our dedicated teachers and staff foster a strong sense of community; empower children to develop respect for self, others and the environment; and build a strong academic foundation for a lifetime of learning.
At Magic Lantern we believe a healthy understanding of diet and exercise is perhaps as critical to nurturing our children into strong and functioning adults as a solid educational foundation. The earlier children enter the kitchen to help prepare their own food the earlier they begin to learn the value of healthy eating habits. We strive to develop this foundation by providing a healthy diet centered on whole, organic foods. Special care is taken to avoid refined sugars focusing on a vegetarian diet with ample beans, legumes, dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Most importantly, the children participate and engage in the preparation of their snacks and lunches each day introducing them to the wonderful and creative ways they can make decisions about their bodies and lead healthy and active lives. At Magic Lantern, the cooking program is integrated with other school programs so the children can learn about life, culture, and the environment, through food.