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The Dragonflies Class

An inquiry-learning junior kindergarten class

for children who are 4 and 5 years old

  • 1:4 teacher-child ratio

  • Small homerooms to build a caring community

  • Monday-Friday, 9:30am-1:00pm

  • Since 2007, 90% of Bellevue Discovery preschoolers have moved on to gifted programs

The Dragonflies Curriculum

Play-Based Exploration:  fostering social-emotional growth, divergent thinking, executive function skills and foundational learning about our world

Skill-Based Instruction:  art, science, math, reading, writing, fine motor skills and kindergarten readiness, with small group hands-on activities and weekly Building Block classes (Drama Club, Language Experience, Math Games, 1:1 Reading Check-ins, School Skills and Science Lab)

Inquiry-Based Learning:  nurturing the 21st Century Skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative production

Project-Based Learning with the Dragonflies:  The children engage in a year-long project, with weekly problem-solving challenges.  Each child will present their culminating project to our entire preschool community at the Dragonflies Project Presentation in the spring.

Best Practices:  Bellevue Discovery teachers follow NAEYC and NAGC best practices (National Association for the Education of Young Children; National Association for Gifted Children). We work closely with the admissions directors at local independent gifted schools to ensure our children are fully prepared to thrive in kindergarten.

Dragonflies
Flexible
Schedule
Dragonflies Sample
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