About Our Preschool

 We are very excited to use Experience Early Learning Curriculum.

I have used this curriculum in multiple programs and it has never disappointed.
How does our curriculum align with Washington State Standards?


Each session we will focus on the following skills:
  • Social Emotional
  • Physical and Motor
  • Language and Literacy
  • Math and Reasoning
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Creative Arts
We will communicate our daily activities via Brightwheel. This is a free app that we highly recommend parents download. We will use Brightwheel for signing in and out of preschool and for billing for tuition.
$215 / mo for 2 day sessions
$430/ mo for 4 day sessions
Tuition is due on the 1st of every month and can be paid on our website. 
Fall session runs September 5th-June 20th

About our Teachers: 

Ms. Ashley 
  Hi, I’m Ashley, I’m the owner of Ash & Elm and one of our    preschool teachers. I have worked in Early Childhood   Education for 15 years, I have worked for the Department     of Defense, Department of the Army and Department of       the Navy where I specialized in helping military childcare       providers set up their childcare programs on and off base   in Germany and California.
  I also worked for the Department of Defense Schools Overseas (DODEA) in special education. I’ve worked in private childcare centers as a lead teacher and owned a private daycare for many years. During covid I taught preschool online and created and sold curriculum for childcare facilities. I love working with kids and families, and I love creating spaces for kids to have fun and learn! 
In my free time I like to cook and try new foods (I'm a trained chef!), be outside and go on weekend adventures with my family. We live in Maple Valley and love this area so much. 

I look forward to seeing your children in preschool! 

Ms. Kristi

  Hi, I’m Kristi! I am a studio assistant, mom of 3, and one of our preschool teachers. I have a Masters in Teaching and have taught in a variety of settings including middle school, elementary school, and Montessori preschool.

  Additionally, I have received specialized training to further my skills in working with neurodivergent children (as well as being a mom to one). My niche is meeting children where they at, be it social emotional or academic.

I have worked with kids since I was one myself and greatly enjoy the daily laughter of working with children. I love seeing kids thrive and find it so fun to be part of a team that works to do just that.

I have 3 young children and 2 rescue dogs, so I don’t have free time, but if I did, I would spend it outside, traveling, and doing projects around the house. We have lived in Maple Valley since 2016 and truly consider this community “home.”