"Every time we teach a child something, we keep him from inventing it himself. That which we allow him to discover by himself, will remain with him."
- Jean Piaget
Play and Time
At Matthews Beach Playschool we recognize that play is the work of children.
Play and exploration naturally follow the interests and needs of children for joyful, meaningful learning by fostering curiosity, practice and possibility.
We offer lots of time to children and guidance when needed. This allows them to develop autonomy, become invested in friendships, learn problem solving, conflict resolution and responsibility.
These important skills provide a solid foundation for academic learning, social success and are accomplished by respecting and understanding play and child development.
We are located in cozy Matthews Beach and offer a unique outdoor classroom for a variety of learning experiences.
Our fully fenced yard has a large covered deck, big sand pit, play house, planter boxes, fairy garden and lots of room to move. The outdoor classroom inspires lots of play and is a wonderful place to create, build and experiment.
Best of all we are just steps away from Matthews Beach Park. There we can visit the pond, check out Thornton Creek, watch eagles dive for fish in Lake Washington,explore the beaches or enjoy the playground.
We play outside! No matter the weather, we gear up to enjoy the sunshine, splash in the rain or play in the snow.