Now Enrolling Peers With Hearing!

We are enrolling children with hearing in our Blended Classroom Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Our classrooms provide a language-rich environment where children who are deaf/hard of hearing and children with hearing learn and play together. Our highly qualified educators work closely with each child to help them reach important developmental milestones. All children benefit from our small class sizes and conversational approach! 

Our preschool is conveniently located off of exit 85th in Kirkland, Washington. Our new facility features cozy classrooms, a spacious discovery room for indoor play and exploration, and a library.

Our Approach

Listen and Talk’s programs support children with hearing loss in the development of listening and spoken language skills. Instead of sign language, our educators use specific auditory strategies to support the development of listening and spoken language skills.

Our curriculum uses a child-centered active learning approach to support children in all areas of development, with a special emphasis on the following:

  • Listening and spoken language skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Social skills
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Literacy skills

Sample Schedule

Daily Routines
Welcome and Check In
Discovery Time
Opening Circle
Small Groups
Group Story Time
Lunch (Full Day)
Rest Time (Full Day
Motor Time
Whole Group Experience
Closing Circle

Half-Day Preschool

2 ½ hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Children are 3 to 3 ½ years old by August

Morning Class/Afternoon Class

8:45-11:15am / 12:15 – 2:45pm

Full-Day Preschool (4 Days)

5 and 1/2 hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Children are 3 ½- 4 years old

8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Full-Day Pre-K

6 hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

3 and 1/2 hours on Wednesday

Children are 4 ½ to 5 years old by August

9:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fr) 
9:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Wed)

The benefits  of attending Listen and Talk’s Blended Classroom program

All children, with and without hearing loss, benefit from the small class size and individualized attention they receive from our highly trained educators.  Through our child-centered curriculum and active learning approach, all children develop strong Kindergarten readiness skills.

In addition, children with typical hearing and development develop a positive attitude and appreciation for children with differences, which are increasingly important attributes  in our diverse society.

FAQs:

How many spots do you have for children with typical hearing?

To maintain our small class sizes, we hold 2-3 spots in each classroom for children with typical hearing. 

What are the tuition rates for hearing children?

  • 4 Day Half Days: $415/month
  • 4 Full Days: $515/month
  • 5 Full Days: $615/month
  • Extended School Year: $415/month

Does my child need to know ASL to enroll at Listen and Talk?

All children and adults at Listen and Talk communicate through spoken language. 

Is enrollment limited to the fall?

No, Listen and Talk enrolls children throughout the school year. 

What are the age limits of Listen and Talk’s Blended Classroom Program?

We enroll children as young as 3 years old. Typically, children are 5 or 6 years old when they leave the program.

Do you offer before and after school care?

We do not offer care before or after school. 

How can we enroll? 

Please contact us electronically by completing this form or call  206-985-664.

Learn More!

Please fill out our enrollment information form or call 206-985-6646 for more information about tuition and fees.