Starting next Fall, we will be offering a part-time, afternoon KINDERGARTEN program with our amazing and talented new teacher, Tina Smiley!!
Our BPOTA Kindergarten Program Description:
BPOTA Kindergarten continues to nurture the whole child through creative experiences and play in the classroom centers. In addition, we also introduce more structured activities and routines designed to further mathematical thinking skills and promote beginning literacy development.
Seasonal themes are expressed in the classroom through literature, art, music, movement, drama, cooking and science experiments. Additional classroom projects are designed based on the particular interests of the children. Field trips, take-home activities and special family nights round out our curriculum and strengthen the family-school bond.
SCHEDULE: Mo/Tu/Th/Fr 12:30-3:30 with 4pm Pick-up option
Tina Smiley's Bio: Tina Smiley holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College, is a K-3 certified teacher in Washington State with endorsements in Early Childhood, Biology, and K-12 Reading. She has 16 years of early childhood teaching experience, including eight years locally.She has extensive experience integrating music and other art forms into an engaging and well-rounded curriculum that honors the whole child.
We will be holding an OPEN HOUSE for interested families on Saturday, July 21st from 11a-1p where families can meet Teacher Tina Smiley, learn more about our curriculum and ask any questions about our new Kindergarten program. We will be giving current BPOTA families an opportunity to pre-register for the KINDERGARTEN program starting July 10th.
Bellingham Preschool of the Arts presents...
KINDERGARTEN CAMP: THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Aug 13-16th/ 9-Noon
Come join Teacher Tina Smiley for KINDERGARTEN CAMP at BPOTA!
Three Little Pigs Camp
“I’ll huff and I’ll puff !” Join us for an active and creative camp featuring the 3 Little Pigs.
We will enjoy the familiar story of the little pigs who built their houses out of straw, sticks
and bricks, as well as tales of pigs from Alaska, Cajun pigs and others. Our days will
be filled with construction projects, mask making, role play and games designed to
support literacy and math development. Join the fun and get a little taste of our new BPOTA
Kindergarten Program at the same time!