Welcome to Cherry Lane Preschool located at 814 Ferry St. Tumwater, Washington. map My name is Amanda Smith and I am the founder. I have a degree in Child Development and have been working with children in many settings like preschool, daycare, in-home, Christian/church settings, overseas children’s programs for more than 18 years. I went from teacher, to director, to owner of my own preschool, Cherry Lane Preschool. I am also the mother of two very happy young boys. Watching and helping children learn and grow is very exciting to me. I look forward to working with your child.
Cherry Lane Preschool is in session Monday, Wednesday, Thursday for a morning session of 9:00am to 12:00pm and an afternoon session of 12:30pm to 3:30pm for children ages 3 to 5. On Tuesday and Friday we offer a 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm class. We are open for 30-60 minutes longer than most preschools in the Olympia area to provide ample time for all of our fun activities and an opportunity for parent’s to accomplish more during school hours.
Our goal at Cherry Lane Preschool is to prepare your child for kindergarten so they will be socially and academically ready to rise to their potential. Our focus is to make learning fun through reading, language, math, art, science, music, small and large motor activities and learning social maturity. A personal goal is to instill the love of learning and reading in every child.
We are also proud to offer a secure live webcam feed of our classes accessible from any internet browser worldwide. In addition to providing parents assurance of the quality and safetey of our program, several families with preschool aged children from Fort Lewis and McChord AFB have watched their children learning while on deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a veteran owned business, we are especially proud of this feature.
We will be working through a well rounded reading program which focuses on word recognition and phonics. Language arts will include writing, finger plays, the reading program DVD and lots of reading time. Our math lessons will incorporate counting, measuring, sorting, pairing, comparing same and different, songs, games and more. Furthermore, your child’s social skills will be developed and refined while learning to participate in a group with polite manners.
In addition to these core principals, your child will have an opportunity to create many wonderful art projects, and participate in Science and Discovery, Music, Center time and Small and Large Motor skill activities. We will provide lots of creative areas for your child to express his/her individuality, along with working together at belonging to a group.
If you live in the Olympia area and are interested in enrolling your child in our preschool, please see our rates and enrollment page or feel free to contact us with any questions or to set up a tour of our facility. You can also see what parents with children who have attended CLPS are saying about us or discover some reasons that make Cherry Lane right for your child.