A preschool in a retirement home? 4-year olds go to school at Wesley Homes


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Four days a week, a group of four-year-olds attend a new preschool located on the 45-acre Wesley Homes campus in Des Moines.

The Montessori classroom supports student learning through self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.

Thanks to its convenient location, Wesley Homes residents volunteer and interact with the students regularly.

See how the connection is unfolding between Highline Public Schools’ youngest learners and our oldest neighbors:

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2 Responses to “A preschool in a retirement home? 4-year olds go to school at Wesley Homes”
  1. Sophia says:

    This is a brilliant concept. Bringing generations together has been piloted across the nation with overwhelmingly positive results, especially for children of unstable homes and lonely, isolated seniors. Usually, however, the contact is limited to short visits by children to senior facilities. How wonderful to establish such extensive interaction!

    Kudos to the creators and implementers of this program! Burien/Normandy Park continues to raise the bar for innovative socialization and cutting edge solutions!

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  2. Burien Res says:

    This is such an awesome concept and Wesley Homes is such an awesome care facility!

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