We've been providing exceptional care to children ages 18 months-5 years old in a beautiful, nurturing and loving environment since 2009.
We want our families to feel respected, encouraged, and supported! We want our children to know they are loved, valued, and cared for by caregivers who want to see them succeed.
Love and Laughter Preschool and licensed Childcare provides exceptional care and education for young children, is supportive of families, and is constantly looking for ways to improve our program. We are a proud participant of the state of Washington's Early Achievers program. Early Achievers began in 2012 after Washington State won a Federal grant to improve early learning for children. It is a researched-based, culturally-responsive program that is leading the way for providers to become the "Best of the Best." It takes at least a year to prepare for the rating, and involves hours and hours of trainings, preparations, and working with a coach from Childcare resources to help improve and transform your program. It looks at every aspect of your program and scores you based on set criteria. The areas examined are: parent involvement and participation, learning environment and curriculum, staff supports and professional development, and child outcomes. After submitting all the necessary paperwork, and implementing these best practices, you are given a 2 month window in which a team from the University of Washington will arrive unannounced and will spend the better part of 2 days observing in the classroom, recording staff communications, and looking through a notebook of supporting materials (2” thick) that you have prepared. The supporting material notebook has over 40 tabs looking at various aspects and policies of our program; such as staff and parent handbooks, lesson plans, child assessments and screenings, family supports, kindergarten transitions, staff training's and education, and more!
It is not a program for the faint of heart! It is about 100 times harder and stricter than just being licensed by the state! Did I mention, that this a voluntary program? We participated in Early Achievers because we want to provide the best care to Vashon’s children! It also allows our staff to go to school to complete their degrees, for free, and provided us w
Early Achievers Level 3
Love and Laughter opened it's doors in January 2009.
16505 121st Ave SW, Vashon (WA), 98070, United States