Curriculum

Skagit Art Preschool is an early learning center and uses Mother Goose Curriculum as well as Teaching Strategies Gold quarterly assessment system.

Mother Goose Curriculum is a monthly themed program that guides children’s play by having teachers provide prompts to help children explore the themes through different content areas.

Teaching Strategies Gold is the same assessment system that Mount Vernon School District used to assess Kindergarten students, so we are able to transfer student portfolios when they transfer from Skagit Art Preschool to Kindergarten in the Mount Vernon School District.

The writing curriculum at Skagit Art Preschool is Handwriting Without Tears which is a multi- sensory approach that is effective for preschool age children.

Once children are a year prior to Kindergarten, (or younger depending on the child), the children sign themselves in each morning on Manuscript Alphabet paper (taught with header, footer and belt line strategy) in the Skagit Art Preschool Child Log. After they have the first name down, we add the last name.

All the curriculum is continually presented through Fine and Performance Arts mediums which support the child’s freedom to play and also creates joyful participation skills.

We invite you to plan a tour of our school and see the way these wonderful curricular structures work in action.