Principal's Message

Hello Meadow Crest Families,

I hope this message finds you all well and taking good care of yourselves and your loved ones.  This will be a new time in history that we will all look back upon some day and remember the lessons learned.  Please know that the Meadow Crest staff truly misses each one of our students and our connections with families.   We look forward to our return to school as soon as possible. 

I am writing today to announce the new supports we will offer as we move into this second week of school closure.

We have already provided initial resources which are intended to support skill maintenance and development. Paper copies of the learning resources were mailed to your homes on Wednesday, March 18 and are posted on the district website.  If you did not receive a copy, please email your correct address so that we can verify it in our system. We are pleased to now offer the following additional support.

In-Home Learning Activities

Each Friday teachers will post a variety of learning activities on our school’s In-Home Learning webpage. Our teachers have been busy this week preparing activities that will keep students engaged and connected to school. Please visit our website Friday afternoon to access activities for next week!  We will be providing ideas for schedules and routines, literacy, language, math, motor, social/emotional and adaptive/self-help skills.

Teachers are also emailing weekly newsletters and may be reaching out to you via email or by phone periodically.  If you receive a phone call from a blocked or unknown number, it is likely your child’s teacher, so please answer.

We also want to recognize that this can be a stressful time for all of us, and children feed off our emotions.   While we hope that you can provide learning opportunities for your child, it’s okay if some days you just need to snuggle up and just be present with your child. Your children should be able to teach you how to take belly breaths if you need them!  Learning opportunities should be fun and meaningful, not stressful.   If you need additional ideas, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

Thank you for your tremendous support and encouragement.  Wishing you all peace and health.

Cindy Farnsworth

Dear Meadow Crest Families:

Meadow Crest Early Learning Center is dedicated to serving Renton’s preschool- aged children in a culturally-rich community committed to helping each student achieve pre-academic and personal excellence. Our teaching staff is highly qualified and we are continually learning and growing professionally in order to serve the needs of each student.

At Meadow Crest we provide educational services for children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in Inclusive Preschool classrooms, Head Start preschool classrooms and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) preschool classrooms. Our enrollment grows throughout the year and we serve approximately 620 preschool children per school year.

Inclusive Preschool classrooms provide learning experiences for all ability levels. Classroom teams focus on social/emotional development, communication, problem solving, pre-academic concepts and physical development. Educational therapy and consultative services are provided by Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists. Each classroom also has 5 community students who pay tuition and serve as peer models for language and play.

Head Start (Federally Funded) and ECEAP (State Funded) programs are for three and four-year-old children and are free to eligible families who meet income guidelines. They provide learning activities, social development, nutritious meals and snacks, health screenings, family support services and family involvement and leadership opportunities.

We have a school-wide positive behavioral support plan. Students are taught the Guidelines for Success and recognized for their positive choices which will lead to overall success at school. The Guidelines for Success are:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Friendly
  • Be a Worker

We believe that each student has the capacity to grow and learn the skills that will help them become successful adults. Our desire is to support them by building a solid foundation for academic and social learning and to build a partnership with our families and community in achieving this goal.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have concerns, questions or feedback about our programs here at Meadow Crest.

Welcome to a year of learning and growth!
Cindy Farnsworth