Vashon-Maury Early Education Reminders of WA State Guidelines of Hours of Operation Serving Students

Klahanie School, a nonprofit soon accredited through American Montessori Society, is a Montessori school with programming that meets Washington State requirements and laws.

Our programming runs within the WA state guidelines set forth by DCYF general exception for unlicensed spaces:

Private Preschools or Kindergartens

Private preschools or kindergartens offer primarily educational curriculum for no more than four hours per day. DCYF does not license or oversee private preschools. However, some private preschools and kindergartens are certified with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). 

A private preschool that operates more than four hours per day is subject to child care licensing and DCYF oversight. Some licensed child care providers may also offer kindergarten curriculum. You can learn more about these programs by searching Child Care Check.

Other programs may be accredited through their particular program approach, such as Montessori or Waldorf programs.

We are proud island supporters of blending Early Education programs to maintain healthy community standards and communication practices between island spaces and families. Please contact us if seeking referrals how to best blend programs when seeking full day childcare coverage as well as early education opportunities and support for your child.


Klahanie School board and teaching staff

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