Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any spots left? Yes. We still have a few spots open for Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions.

  2. How can I apply? Complete the preschool interest form and note that you would like the application packet or bypass this step and simply complete the application form below.  

 

 

        Email your questions to Preschool@SanctuaryPullman.com.

  1. How long of a day? 

    • Our preschool will be open two days a week, starting in September. The morning session will run from 9:00 am-12:00pm.  Drop off is between 8:45am and 9:00am and pick up between 12:00 - 12:15pm

  2. When is Snack? 

    • No time to pack a snack?  No problem! Sanctuary Smoothies and Breakfast Bistro has it covered. We offers healthy options for your child including avocado toast, waffles and oatmeal's. Snack with be served at 10:30am and includes an ( 8 oz smoothie and a finger sandwich or gourmet toasts). Parents will provide information on preferences and food allergies in advance.

  3. How many students? 

    • Enrollment will be ten students maximum per session, ensuring each student is receiving the support they need. 

  4. What are the enrollment requirements?

    • Students 2.5-5 years of age

    • Are fully potty trained

    • Able to be separated from parent/caregiver 

    • Current on all immunizations required by Pullman School District and the State of Washington including: 

    • Required Vaccines for School or Child Care Entry 

      • DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) 

      • DT or Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) 

      • Hepatitis B 

      • Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b) 

      • IPV (Polio) (any combination of IPV/OPV) 

      •  OPV (Polio) 

      •  MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 

      • PCV/PPSV (Pneumococcal) 

      • Varicella (Chickenpox)  

  5. How much does it cost? 

    • 2 days per week  - $160 per child per month

  6. What is emphasized in the program? 

    • The program provides children with a well-rounded early education, emphasizing fine arts. Throughout the school year, we will introduce children to a wide variety of topics and interests, building off of what children are interested in to best fit the educational needs and styles of each individual child and the group. We also believe fine arts is a great foundation for a well-rounded education as the arts stimulate creativity and provide an opportunity for learning, not just in an academic sense, but also the social-emotional skills of leadership, friendship, teamwork, and self-love. As such, the program will also emphasize incorporating activities based around dancing, yoga, music, drawing, painting and acting.

  7. What are your guiding philosophies?

    • A guiding philosophy in Early Childhood Education is to look at the student as a whole and have them lead their learning. We provide students the opportunity to experience the world for themselves by nurturing them through carefully formulated learning activities. Our learning areas focus on art, literacy, science, and mathematics, as well as developmental areas of growth such as gross/fine motor, language, social/emotional, cognitive logic, and reasoning skills. We believe in using observational data collected from children in play to inform curriculum planning that will best cater to each child and the group as a whole. Our aim is to prepare them for Kindergarten and life in an elementary setting. 

  8. What are your days off? Will you align with the Pullman School District Calendar?

    • Our first day of school will be Tuesday September 6th.  After that we will align tightly to the Pullman School District Calendar for school holidays (see HERE for details) If the Pullman schools close due to snow or other natural causes, we will also close.   

  9. Will you be open in the summer? 

    • We will offer a summer session in summer 2023 along with our wonderful summer dance camps . See details under Summer Dance in the DANCE area of our site

    • Sanctuary fully closes the week surrounding July 4th holiday for a summer break.

  10. Where is the preschool going to be? 

    • Our preschool will take place within Sanctuary’s studio. Inside the studio, we have designed a welcoming classroom dedicated solely for our preschool students to explore and learn. We also have access to over 6,000 sq feet of world class facility for larger group activities. Our goal is to also use the outdoors and surrounding community for further learning and exploration via periodic outings to nearby Reaney Park and field trips.

  11. How can I learn more?