Welcome Bethel Cooperative Preschool families,
Some of you already know me from my time as a Parent at Bethel Coop Preschool, my 3 years substitute teaching there, or in my time as full time Preschool teacher. For those of you who don't know me, I would like to tell you a little about myself. I was born in Brisbane, Australia and am the eldest daughter of 6 children. I emigrated to America in 2002 to be with my Husband, who is a soldier in the U.S. Army. I've had the pleasure of living all over the U.S whilst my husband has served our country.
Through having an ADHD son, I found myself looking for ways to engage all of that energy into something positive. And I found my solution through scouting! My whole family are active members of the Boy Scout of America Organization. For 12 years now I've served in various leadership positions within the BSA. This has given me an intense passion for high adventure, and the outdoors. Whether it be backpacking in the wildernesses, zip lining, biking, swimming or skydiving. I am always up for some adventure. When I want to relax, I indulge in my other great passions of reading, painting, and music.
My husband and I have 3 children. Our eldest son Sam is 17 years old, and a senior at Graham Kapowsin High School. My second son Lucien is 12 years old, and is starting his first year of middle school at Liberty. And finally my daughter McAllister, is 7 years old and going into 2nd grade at Clover Creek Elementary. McAllister is a former student at Bethel co-op preschool.
It was while my daughter attended school here that I fell in love with the Cooperative Preschool environment, and the concept of play based learning. Wherein children gain hands on experience in all aspects of their development. Whether it be; social, emotional, creative expression, or educational experiences. They have the opportunity to do this in a safe environment alongside their parents, caregivers, and teacher. My teaching philosophy stems from the knowledge that each child is a unique individual that deserves our respect for who they are, where they are at, their family values, their personal developmental journey, and unique personality. In the cooperative environment I am able to join families in a partnership to support children in their learning, development, and growth. I am honored to be your child's teacher, and I look forward to working with you and your children throughout the 2018-2019 school year.
Mrs. Amanda Lafferty
Bethel Cooperative Preschool
Bethel Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit accredited organization that complies with all federal rules and regulations in providing equal opportunities in both learning and employment. Bethel Co-op adheres to all state and federal non-discrimination laws. Our Co-op does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or religious preference.
Science, Math, Stories, Art Music and Dramatic Play
Reading/Writing Readiness Field Trips
Decision-making Listening Skills Cooperation
Bethel Co-op Preschool is a welcoming community of diverse families coming together to provide a safe learning environment for children. Through a play-based philosophy, we nurture creativity and educational growth and encourage a positive social atmosphere. A cooperative preschool lives and breathes with parent participation, and, like so many things, you’ll get out of your experience at Bethel Co-op what you put into it.
Bethel Co-op students are hands-on learners,
children learn through individual and group activities:
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