Farrel-McWhirter Preschool

Farm & Nature Preschool at
Farrel McWhirter Park
Quality Preschool Education for your child…

Now run by our partners at Nature Vision!

Come play in the dirt, explore the creek, plant a garden, and create art at Farrel-McWhirter Preschool! Our mission is to build an engaging environment where children can learn math, science, language, and literacy concepts through play in natural surroundings. Partly indoors and out, we give children an opportunity to engage their heads, hands, and hearts and to provide connections to our larger community that will last a lifetime. The curriculum will address the needs of the whole child, creating fertile ground for a life-long love of learning, as well as preparing students for their elementary school careers.

We are pleased to announce that our school program is now being guided by the highly qualified early childhood education team from Nature Vision. Providing exceptional children’s programming throughout the region, as a non-profit environmental education organization Nature Vision acknowledges the long standing success and loyal respect that the past preschool program has garnered within the Redmond Community. It is their mission to provide a seamless transition for students, maintaining the high quality preschool program families have come to expect.

We are excited about this new evolution of our program and look forward to welcoming your family into our happy learning community at Farrel-McWhirter Park!

Registration Information:

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year began last February and all classes are currently full.  However, spots do open up occasionally.  If you are interested in having your child join the preschool for this school year, please contact the Recreation Office at 425-556-2300 to have him/her placed on the waiting list.  Note: All students must be at least 3 1/2 years old and fully potty trained to be eligible.

Open Houses for the 2016-2017 school year will be held in January of 2016.  Please check back as it gets closer for days/times.

2015-2016 Class Information:

Creative Play - #54149
Wiggle like a worm, sing like a bird, play hide and camouflage in the meadow, plant a garden, and pet the rabbits and goats on the farm. Through play and exploration your child will experience a nurturing and engaging environment that will lay the foundation for success. With an emphasis on small class size this program is designed to be a perfect introduction to preschool, ensuring that each child feels part of our preschool family.

Instructor: Nature Vision
Location: Farrel-McWhirter Park
Age: 3 ½ - 4 ½ yrs.............. Fee: $265R/$318N
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sep 1 - May 31, 9-11:30am
Max class size: 12

Preschool Adventures - #54150
We provide a year of adventures because we believe young children learn best by doing. We will go on a salmon hunt, build a den like a bear, explore who lives in the stream and meadow, make friends with the animals on the farm, and plant a garden. Encouraging teachers and small class size ensures that the year of adventures builds a strong foundation for developing math, science, language, and social skills.

Instructor: Nature Vision
Location: Farrel-McWhirter Park
Age: 3 ½ - 5 yrs............... Fee: $300R/$360N
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Sep 2 - May 30, 9-11:30am
Max class size: 14

Pre-K Discoveries - #54154
Discovery, inquiry, guided, and self- directed play lay the foundation for healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development in this class. Our weekly learning model ensures children are well prepared for kindergarten. Using magnifiers we will meet insects and worms up close, discover who lives in the forest and meadow, and learn how to be good stewards by recycling, reusing, and caring for plants and animals at the park. Reflecting the unique farm and nature setting, we create a learning environment that is an education for the head, hands, heart and home. With an emphasis on small class size each child can develop to their potential and thrive as part of our preschool community.

Instructor: Nature Vision
Location: Farrel-McWhirter Park
Age: 4 - 5 yrs............... Fee: $360R/$432N
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Sep 1 - May 31, 12:30-3:30pm
Max class size: 14

Farrel McWhirter Preschool
Program Site
Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park
(Farm & Nature Park)

Contact Us
Farrel-McWhirter Preschool
If you have general questions
about the preschool, please
contact the Recreation Office
at 425-556-2300.

Current Information
For the most current information, please visit our online recreation guide at www.RedmondRecreationGuide.com.

or visit Nature Vision
at http://www.naturevision.org

If you would like to speak with the Program Administrator for the preschool, contact Cindy Johnson at cjohnson@redmond.gov
or call 425-556-2393.