Hello, I am Teacher Young, and I am the Owner, Director, and Lead Teacher at YAY Children. It is my intention to run a preschool class of eight students out of my cozy home in West Seattle. My niche is to serve working parents by caring for preschoolers Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm. For current enrollment information please click on ENROLLMENT at the top of the page.
Young's Atelier for Young Children adopts a Reggio-Emilia style emergent curriculum. With my 1:8 teacher to child ratio, I have the opportunity to truly get to know each preschooler. The curriculum adapts to the personalized interests of the children and supports a collaborative, creative and unique learning experience for each family. The “atelier” refers to the studio or workshop in the Reggio-style curriculum. Our preschool will be very hands-on, play-based, social, and full of inspirational exploration. In its essence, art is an integral part of the studio. Our preschoolers have the opportunity to explore many of the arts including visual arts, three-dimensional sculpture, singing and dramatic arts, music/movement dance, as well as activities that cross over into science, math, engineering and design, literacy, health, communication and language arts.