At Chilkat Valley Preschool we seek to strengthen children and the ties between family, community, and peers. Through a constructive play-based learning approach we strive to develop a life long, love of learning, as well as, readiness for the next level of education. 


Our vision at Chilkat Valley Preschool is to have a community where all children feel loved, respected, and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential.


Our program is planned to promote positive growth in the lives of all children. We will adopt a holistic play-base approach that enables each child to develop their social, physical, emotional and intellectual abilities. We know that each child is unique and special and positive early childhood experiences are instrumental for a child’s overall development in later life. Our program will promote and maintain a safe environment that creates an opportunity for children to develop and grow in a positive manner through appropriate role modeling and education.



We use the seasons and natural world to guide our themes for the year. 

September: Fall, Apples, trees, and changing leaves. 

October: Fire rescue, astronauts, planets, gravity, and Halloween topics. 

November: Evergreen forest, hibernation, animal tracks, cooking, and being grateful/showing appreciation.

December: Winter, light and shadow, snow men/igloos, and various December holidays celebrated by CVP families.

January: Snow plows, transportation, penguins, polar bears, snow and ice science, and aurora borealis.

February: Love, family, friends, and pets. 

March: Dinosaurs, archaeology, and reptiles. 

April: Spring, rivers, birds, bugs, frogs, the eulachon fish, and spiders. 

May: Oceans, beaches, and tropical weather.

    Daily Schedule:

8:15-8:30: Student drop off.
8:15-9:00: Outside playground 
9:00-9:30: Snack Time
9:30-10:30: Circle Time
10:30-12:00: Arts-n-craft/Free play
12:00-12:30: Lunch
12:30-1:00: Nap/Yoga
1:00-1:30: Partner Read/Write
1:30-2:00: Outside (big park)
2:00-2:15: Student Pickup

2:15-5:00: Traditional Childcare