Preschool Program

“The visual arts teach us to see.
….Music teaches us to listen.
….Dance teaches us to move with joy.
….And drama and literature teach us to see through other people’s eyes.
Besides encouraging creativity, maybe the arts can help us become more human!”

Linda Reimond

“SPARK” Snapshot

Who: Ages 3.5 – 5 (Student must be 3.5 by 9/4/2019)

When: M/W 9:30am-12:00pm

Where: Studio Fuse | 7540 SW Becky Ct., Beaverton, OR 97007

Cost: Starting at $160/month + an annual supply fee of $125

“SPARK” Creativity

Starting this September our studio is pleased to offer a two-day/week arts-based preschool program designed to “spark” the creativity of the children in our community. Our program will have a maximum of 15 students, ages 3 1/2 – 5 years (child must be 3 1/2 by start date)! Preschool will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am-12:00pm. Below is a sample of our typical weekly schedule.

  Monday Wednesday
9:30am Welcome Welcome
9:45am Music Art
10:25am Snack Snack
10:35am Academics Dance
11:10am Theater Academics
12:00pm Dismissal Dismissal

The SPARK program will largely focus on allowing the children to grow in their creativity. This unique program will be led by a team of five highly qualified, well trained teachers and will launch your child’s further academic growth through visual arts, music, theatre and dance! We want them to explore the arts freely, through monthly themed art processes and projects. Each of the monthly themes (see chart below) will be tailored to helping the students solidify academic preschool concepts, grow in their individual emotional intelligence, improve their social interactions with peers and much more!

SeptemberAll About Me
OctoberFall
NovemberCountries & Cultures
DecemberHolidays Around the World
JanuaryCommunities
FebruaryEmotions
MarchEarth & Space Sciences
AprilNature
MayAnimals

“SPARK” Community

We also want to grow a wonderful community between our parents, teachers and students! In order to create such a community we will be inviting the parents/guardians to attend the last portion of one of our preschool classes once a month (~30 minutes) to celebrate our monthly theme and view their child’s creations. We will also facilitate opportunities throughout the year for the parents to join us in our learning – including field trips and class events!

“SPARK” Learning

Our team of five teachers will allow us to have a 5:1 student/teacher ratio at our preschool and will provide your student with adequate support and opportunity to grow and develop at his/her own individual pace!

Brittany Gardiner (MUSIC) – Music has played a major role in Brittany’s life since growing up singing with her family, playing piano, and exploring many different instruments.  Over the past 25 years she has performed in a variety of venues both singing and as accompanist on piano.  She believes that music is one of the best outlets for expression as well as a wonderful tool for education.  Brittany loves teaching children and has taught voice and piano for over 15 years, including as a certified Let’s Play Music teacher for the past 5 years.  She has a degree from BYU-Idaho in University Studies with an emphasis in Music and Education.  One of her favorite things is watching her own six children learn, create, and perform music!

Chelsey Law (ART) – Chelsey is an educator and stay at home mother of three! She has always loved working with children and has a degree in Elementary Education along with a TESOL minor from BYU. Chelsey taught 5th grade, 3rd grade and kindergarten in Houston, TX along with private tutoring on the side for pre-K through 8th grade. In her spare time she runs a food blog called “The Saucy Fig”, and loves developing her creativity through cooking, writing and photography. She has a passion for teaching and learning through the arts, and is so excited to share that with your children this year!

Diane Cray (ACADEMICS) – Diane is an online student at BYU Idaho pursuing a degree in early childhood development. She has been a private tutor for elementary reading and math since she was 17 and more recently started teaching private music lessons. She has worked as a full time nanny for three children for over three years. She also have an extensive musical background, including performing with semiprofessional choirs. Diane loves working with young children and hopes to help them discover the joy of music and literature.

Meagan Swenson (DANCE) – Meagan has been an avid lover of the arts her entire life, focusing primarily on dance in its’ many varieties. She graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts, with a dance emphasis, from Santa Clara University. She has taught dance for 5 years and thoroughly loves sharing her talents with her students! Meagan is also the mother of four young children and has loved sharing her passion for the arts with them as well. Early on in her mothering and teaching she noticed that visual and performing arts are wonderful avenues to enhance a child’s ability to learn academically. Now she desires to bridge the academic and arts communities into one greater whole – producing well rounded, intelligent and artistic individuals who will grow up to change the world and bring joy to their communities!

Tenley Pickett (Theatre) – Tenley grew up dancing at Ballet Idaho. She studied classical ballet, modern and jazz. At the age of 15 years old, she became the coach of 3 performing baton twirling dance teams.  In high school, she competed on National Award winning dance teams with her high school dance team and studio performance company. Tenley attended BYU, graduating with a BS in Exercise and a minor in Dance. Tenley has a passion for teaching young children and recently enjoyed choreographing for The Music Man and Honk Jr locally. 

Tuition & Payment Options

Tuition for our program is $160/month + an annual supply fee of $125. The supply fee is paid upon checkout to secure your child’s spot in our program and is non-refundable.

Option 1 (Pay in Full) – $1440 for the full 9 months ($160/month) + $125 Yearly Supply Fee. At check-out you will be charged the yearly fee, and on September 4th you will be charged the full $1440. Total paid using this plan for the 2019/2020 preschool year is $1,565.00.

Option 2 (Pay by Semester) – Payment Plan of 2 Installments = ~$174/month + $125 Yearly Supply Fee (paid at checkout to secure your student’s spot). The two tuition payments will be due on the first day of each semester – September 4, 2019 and January 6, 2020. Total paid using this plan for the 2019/2020 preschool year is $1,690.20.

“SPARK” Location

Our preschool program is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, in a basement dance studio with a separate outside entrance. Our preschoolers will have access to a forested backyard which will be used during good weather for art exploration as well as learning in nature!

Studio Fuse | 7540 SW Becky Ct., Beaverton, OR 97007