• Welcome to the preschool webpage!
     
    “Play is the highest form of research.”
    ― Albert Einstein
     
    Busy bee
      
    WE ARE HAVING PRESCHOOL THIS YEAR!
    THE START DATE HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO SEPTEMBER 28TH.
    A virtual open house for preschool will take place in mid-September (date and time TBA).
     
    ChildFind for incoming new preschool students will be done individually (masks are required) in September in order to accomodate current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. New preschool students can register any time by using the online link for new student registration or filling out a paper packet available in the front office. After you complete the online packet or return the completed paper packet to the front office please email me to sign up for a time to have your child screened. Screening takes approximately 45-60 minutes and will be done one family at a time. At the time of screening, I will do my best to answer questions about the school year and precautions we are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as provide more preschool materials such as the ECEAP application form, a payment contract, and the preschool handbook. I would also love to know more about your child and any concerns or questions you may have about preschool.
     
     
     
    Palouse is an incredible community with a great school system. We are dedicated to having students in the classroom learning and socializing with as close to a "normal" school year as possible. I have been reviewing the reopening guidelines with the administration to keep your child safe while still providing the social and educational opportunities that are so crucial for 3-5 year olds. As we get closer to the start of school, I will share both what the school is doing and what I am doing in the classroom so you are fully informed about the environment your child will spend time in. With that said, we may be in a situation this year where we are forced to do remote learning for an unspecified amount of time. If this occurs, I will provide educational packets and support every week until students are allowed back in the classroom. Packets will contain math, reading, writing, science, and art activities in a hard copy form to make sure that all students have access to learning materials on a weekly basis. I will be available daily for support via phone and email. Individual and small group video conference for both socialization and learning will also be options.
     
    I would love feedback from preschool families about what you would like to see happen for the 2020/2021 preschool year. Please don't hesitate to send me an email with your ideas, hopes, concerns, and questions. I very much want to meet the needs of families and students and would appreciate hearing about your thoughts on schooling during all the restrictions and concerns about COVID-19.
     
    It is an honor to teach your precious child and I am looking forward to seeing returning students and meeting new students this fall.
     
     
     
    K. Sequoia Ladd
    Palouse Preschool Teacher
     
     
    You can reach me Monday through Thursday via email at
    sladd@garpal.net
     
    or you can leave a message at the school
    Palouse School District #301
    509.878.1921