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Orcas Island Childrens House

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Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy

Mission: Our exceptional program incorporates play-based curriculum for toddlers and preschool children that fosters their cognitive, physical, social-emotional and language development. Experiential learning in a safe , nurturing and respectful environment creates a vital foundation for life-long success.

Programs: The toddler program program serves children ages 1 to 3 in a rural isolated island community averaged 12 students in 2014. Approx 20% receive government subsidies based on income. The program recognizes early childhood development research which shows the brain begins to develop much sooner than was earlier believed and that without sufficient mental stimulation children may fail to develop the synapses that facilitate learning throughout their lives. Children at play are actively involved in creating themes, exploring and establishing environments, solving problems and developing shared understandings philosophy.

the preschool program serves children ages 3 to 6 years in a rural isolated island community. Averaged 20 students in 2014. Approx 30% of tuition from government programs serving low income families. Our teachers and administrators are dedicated professionals and exceed the state's requirements for continuing education. Employing a highly qualified teaching staff and maintaining a low teacher child ratio are critical components to the success of the program.

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