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PO Box 280

2420 300 St. NW    Stanwood, Wa 98292


Our program is the perfect blend 

of structure and exploration​

Why Choose Us:


We maintain a student/teacher ratio of 6:1. This supports our philosophy and allows us the opportunity to support individual growth or provide challenges as needed.

Our new campus and rural setting provide peace of mind and sense of ownership for students. Nestled in to our very own Bonhoeffer Botanical Ga​rdens we offer a nature setting that allows for sensory exploration and connection with our world, unlike city settings.

We immerse children into experiences to introduce new learning topics amidst history and our natural environment, which makes Pilchuck Learning Center a very exciting place for children to learn.

Our Object​ives

Are to provi​de:

  • A loving learning environment
  • A stimulating environment to explore
    art and music
  • A readiness for the next level of learning

In addition, we offer opportunities for students to develop:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Imagination and participation
  • A positive attitude toward those
    around them
  • Appropriate means of
    expressing emotions
  • Increased choices in problem solving
  • Cooperative play and work methods
  • Increased self-confidence and emerging independent skills 

We also encourage the exploration of:

  • Science, language, and math
  • Our history and culture
  • The new world around them 


The word “discipline” comes from the word “disciple,” which means “one who is taught.” Teaching children behaviors 

that promote their well-being and a caring attitude towards others is a valued component of our program. We 

believe children learn best when they feel safe and are receptive to information.

The techniques we use are those that encourage children to develop inner control over their behavior and 

increase their number of positive choices. To help our students become self-directed and exhibit self-control, 

our staff use the following strategies:

  • Structuring all classroom activities and arranging physical space to promote positive social interactions during group activities
  • Maintaining realistic expectations of children
  • Setting consistent and clear limits
  • Redirecting inappropriate behaviors toward desired outcomes
  • Noticing positive behavior and ignoring misbehavior when appropriate 
  • Providing logical and natural consequences for children's actions
  • Encouraging children to use their words to solve problems and elicit peer cooperation
  • Giving children choices between two appropriate alternatives
  • Occasional in-sight separation from group when harm to self or others is imminent 


Our highly trained staff follows the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence as they teach students within long-term 

themes. The children are immersed into themes, such as Outer Space, Under the Sea, 

Our Community, Dinosaurs, Spring, and many more!

Each day children are greeted personally! They enjoy music, sign language, The Pledge of Allegiance, V.I.P., 

Bible verse, and morning prayer before moving to their individual classes.

Each class rotates through Art, Discovery, Recess, Snack, and Classroom time. Please feel free to 

call and talk to the Director or a teacher for further details regarding our curriculum.

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