"One of the reasons we chose Harvard Park and stayed is because of their philosophy. Harvard Park is not a 'daycare'. They are an early learning center."
- Sue Nelson

Our Curriculum

We offer Full Day or Half Day Preschool schedules, Before School and After School Programs and Summer Camp! Call 509-327-8964 today!

At Harvard Park, we support the growth and education of children through the use of hands-on, manipulative, preschool activities. Our Philosophy is simple, children learn best by doing. With that in mind, when you walk into our classrooms, you will find them set up into learning centers. Our learning centers are designed so that the children are able to choose the activity that is most appealing to them. We know the level of learning increases when children are allowed to make choices in their learning and have ownership in their work. The activities are carefully designed by the teachers to meet the children's interest and developmental levels. This type of learning allows children to choose to work independently or cooperatively with others. Developing social-emotional skills are often more important than reading and writing for many children. Learning centers allow children the opportunity to problem-solve, become independent, and gain social skills while working on academic skills. These pro-social behaviors are critical to their success in kindergarten and beyond.



There are many skills that children in school need today in order to work independently as well as take direction from teachers. Our highly educated teachers have designed their daily schedule to provide times designated for both teacher-directed and child-directed activities. Our hands-on curriculum means that your child will be busy learning, exploring, and being creative. They will develop critical social/emotional skills that will help them not only in school, but in life. The teachers use an ongoing weekly assessment tool to be sure the activities they plan are meeting the needs of each child in the classroom. The themes and concepts being taught are enhanced with weekly field trips and cooking projects. Most importantly, the children are given opportunities to enjoy nature every day (regardless of the weather) in our large, park like playground.

  • Enrollment for Preschool can be full days (more than 5 hours/day) or half days.

  • Full day minimum enrollment start at least 2 days per week, you pick the days of the week and set your schedule. Our hours are 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

  • Half day preschool runs 9:00-12:30 for mornings and includes lunch, or 2:00-5:30 for afternoons. You pick the days of the week and set your schedule. Pre-K minimum enrollment for half day is AM only and at least 3 days/week.

Green Group

  • Min Enrollment 2 half days/week

  • 2 1/2 to 3 1/3 years old

  • Max class size of 10

  • Teacher to child ratio 1:10

Yellow Group

  • Min Enrollment 2 half days/week

  • 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 years old

  • Max class size of 18

  • Teacher to child ratio 1:10

Blue Group: This classroom is full for the 2019-20 School Year.

  • Prekindergarten

  • Min Enrollment 2 full days/week

  • This class is for full day students only

  • 4 1/2 to 5 years old

  • Max class size of 20

  • Teacher to child ratio 1:10

Red Group

  • Prekindergarten

  • Min Enrollment 3 half days/week 9-12:30

  • 4 1/2 to 5 years old

  • Max class size of 10

  • Teacher to child ratio 1:10

Before and After School Care

We offer before and after school care transportation services for Westview, Indian Trail, Balboa, and Prairie View for the 2019-20 school year. We will pickup and drop-off your child based on the school schedules. This includes late start, early release and no school days. We also offer pick up for Spokane International Academy Students.

Orange Group: This class is full for the 2019-20 School Year.

  • Min Enrollment 2 days/week; 2 hours a day

  • K-4th Grade Before and After School

  • Max size 15

  • Ratio 1:15

Call Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North in Spokane, WA today at 509-327-8964!