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Compass Montessori School | Serving Families in Federal Way, WA

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What is Montessori?

Montessori is a method generally known as a self-directed approach of learning using a set of materials that are by nature self-correcting. The teacher observes and then directs or leads the child rather than merely instructing. The child not only learns concepts in reading or math, for instance, but more importantly learns how to learn, thus establishing a foundation that lasts a lifetime.

Compass Montessori School of Federal Way

Compass Montessori School (CMS) is a progressive Montessori preschool located in Federal Way, Washington. We are affiliated with the Montessori Institute of America (MIA), which is a founding member of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

Compass Montessori School of Federal Way (CMS) is a progressive Montessori preschool located in Federal Way, Washington. We are affiliated with the Montessori Institute of America (MIA), which is a founding member of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

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At CMS, children learn how to succeed

Children, ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old, love to learn by doing, experimenting, touching, and using all of their senses. Our enriching and engaging environment and our love of teaching fosters an excitement for learning in all of our students. With the advent of the information age, and now the beginning of the communication age, we are finding that traditional methods of learning can no longer prepare our children for the future. Instead, traditional methods can severely limit the ability of teachers and students to adapt to the 21st century.

Lifelong success

CMS develops lifelong learners who can think critically, solve problems, and work collaboratively. These are the skills your child needs to succeed in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Students are given room and opportunities to focus on tasks without distractions; this teaches them to apply abstract rules to solve novel problems. Traditional learning, which relies on rote memory, does not do this.

Classroom ready

Our graduating students enter public school “classroom ready.” Their strong foundation in the art of learning helps them grow and thrive both socially and academically.


Our two daughters attend Compass. We’ve found it to be a safe, nurturing place where the teachers don’t teach just facts: They teach a love of learning. The Montessori method surrounds children with beautiful, engaging ways to learn, teaches self-regulation and focus, and allows them to follow their academic interests. The result is that at age 3, my youngest daughter is getting good at focusing on tasks, learning about the world around her, and building pre-writing skills, while our older daughter, who is turning 5, is reading insatiably and loves practicing addition. We have found the teachers to be incredibly dedicated and compassionate. They do well at communicating any concerns, hold regular parent conferences and often pause for a few minutes at pick-up time to tell us about what our kids did that day.

Kris HigginsonMother of two students

This school has been more than I ever expected! The classrooms are always so clean and my daughter loves her school and her teachers. She grew very confident about herself in the school’s warm atmosphere. The school has a great student to teacher ratio. Mrs. Evers has been such an inspiration to me and I learned so much from her. She helped me see my child’s needs and challenges through a perspective of love and understanding. Moreover, she has an eye for qualified teachers and I completely trust her and her staff.

Hyunkyung Kaitlyn LeeMother of two students

My son is beginning his second year at Compass. We have been extremely pleased with his social-emotional, behavioral, spiritual, and educational growth at this preschool. The school’s adherence to the traditional Montessori philosophy and method of instruction allows my son to grow in a multitude of ways everyday building life skills, math, handwriting, language, science, and social studies. Compass has a high teacher to student ratio that appealed to our family knowing that our son had a high energy level and needed lots of redirection. My son has benefited from the cultural diversity and loving environment that Compass provides. As a parent, I am informed on a daily basis regarding my son’s progress. I am always greeted by kind and happy staff. Since beginning his preschool education at Compass, my child is more open to new experiences, shows better self-regulation, and gets along with peers not to mention demonstrates improved academic skills. I highly recommend Compass to families who are looking for educators who will honor their children as individuals and challenge them to enhance their strengths and improve on their areas of weakness.

Cynthia HofferMother of former student

Compass Montessori School is a wonderful school. My daughter has learned more in the independent learning environment than I could have ever imagined. She is actually teaching ME new things all of the time! The teachers are very loving & make us all feel at ease. They genuinely care about their students & it shows.

Vanessa McNairMother of former student

My kids love going to school here. They feel loved, respected and cherished by the teachers. They stay amongst the top (if not the top) of the class once they move on to elementary school being they have covered such a wide variety of subjects at Compass Montessori. They learn to be responsible, hard working people. They learn to complete a project and clean up after themselves once completed. The school is clean and well organized. The teachers are well educated. They communicate any news or updates often.This is a kind and loving environment which we will dearly miss after graduation. We have all learned so much from our time at Compass Montessori. Thank you!

Heidi BenjaminMother of two students


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Founder of Compass Montessori

My name is Mina Evers and my area of interest and study is Montessori education. Since my youth, I have always been involved in activities and programs that have had to do with teaching and leading children. From my teenage years, I have been a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, and Sunday school director. I have come to realize that I have a deep love for children. While my professional career led me in a different direction, my joy has always been to be with children. This is the reason why I decided to take the Montessori education courses 14 years ago. The Montessori method immediately excited me and I have become very passionate about pursuing my goal with Montessori-based teaching. For me, teaching children is not only a passion but a way to give something back to this society by guiding young minds to develop the joy of learning and life skills that last their lifetimes. I have enjoyed every minute of the last 14 years doing what I love. I hope to enjoy teaching for many more years to come!

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Another family claims child injured while at Childtime Daycare in Federal Way – KIRO 7 News Seattle

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.Update, March 25, 2019

The Federal Way Police Department said it has completed its investigation into Chelsy Cooper’s allegations.

Kurt E. Schwan, Commander – Administrative Services with Federal Way PD sent the following statement to KIRO 7.

“On 03/06/19, Chelsy Cooper reported that her 2 year old daughter had her braids pulled from her scalp while at Childtime Daycare, in Federal Way.  Cooper posted a picture of the child’s bare scalp depicting three of her detached braids on Facebook, which caused a social media frenzy.  Cooper told  KIRO 7 News that the daycare and law enforcement were not investigating what happened to her daughter.  That statement was incorrect.  The Federal Way Police Department had opened an investigation and referred it to our Criminal Investigations Section as well as Child Protective Services (CPS).  Cooper also reported that her child disclosed to her that a classmate caused the injury, however she expressed doubt that a child would have enough strength to pull the braids from the child’s scalp.

“Childtime Daycare is equipped with video surveillance for safety and security issues.  The video is maintained on an off-site server to which the employees do not have access.  Federal Way Police detectives conducted a thorough investigation and reviewed hours of surveillance video footage from the day Cooper’s child allegedly sustained her injuries at the daycare.   At the completion of the investigation, it was determined that Cooper’s daughter was not assaulted by any child or adult at the daycare facility.  The surveillance video clearly depicts the child playing with and pulling on her own braids as one of them slowly detaches from her scalp.

“This case has been closed.”

Read Chelsy Cooper’s response here.

Original story:

A day care in Federal Way is now being investigated by both the state and police after a parent complained her child came home injured and she was not notified.

Since KIRO 7’s Patranya Bhoolsuwan first broke this story Thursday, more families whose children attended Childtime Daycare have come forward share to share their ordeals.

Among them is Wanda Kittrell, great grandmother to 4-year-old Keith Taylor. She said the boy came home earlier this week with a big bump on this forehead.

“When I bring my child somewhere, I don’t want them to come back bruised or hurt. I want them to come back the same way I sent them,” said Kittrell.

She said what’s also upsetting is how the staff at Childtime failed to notify the family about the injuries.

“This has to be stopped,” said Kittrell. “If you send a message to one, the rest will get it together.”

On Thursday, KIRO 7 spoke with Chelsy Cooper who filed a report with Federal Way police after she said her 2-year-old daughter’s hair was ripped from her scalp and her lips cut while she was at Childtime.

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Cooper said the staff did not alert her of the injuries until she picked up her daughter at the end of the day.

“I was so mad. How did they let this happen?” said Cooper. “For them to hide it, that hurts the most.
Both Cooper and Kittrell have pulled their children out of Childtime.

Since our initial report, KIRO 7 has confirmed that both Federal Way police and the Department of Children, Youth and Families – which regulates childcare providers in Washington – are now looking into reported complaints at Childtime.

The daycare representatives did not want to respond to our request for comment on camera.

But they did send us an email on Friday, saying they are cooperating with the investigation.

They also said in Chyna’s case, “we have seen nothing to indicate that the child’s hair was pulled or that the child was harmed in any other way by students and staff members.”

They also said they are “disheartened to receive threatening phone calls in conjunction with this matter.”

Childtime said authorities were on site Thursday night to provide support for their team members at the close of business.

We asked the day care about the incident involving Keith Taylor and are still waiting to hear back.

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Federal State Educational Standard DO

Federal State Standard for Preschool Education

  • Order of the Ministry of Education and Science on the approval of the Federal State Educational Standard SOO
  • Order of the Ministry of Education and Science on the approval and entry into force of the Federal State Educational Standard
  • Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Education and Science of Russia) of October 17, 2013 N 1155 Moscow “On approval of the federal state educational standard for preschool education”
  • Teacher professional standard

On September 1, 2013 , a new law “On Education in the Russian Federation” came into force

Kindergartens are moving into the system of continuous education. They become the first step in the educational ladder: kindergarten – secondary school – secondary vocational – higher education. In other words, under the new law, preschool education becomes an independent level of education and is regulated by the federal state standard.

On January 1, 2014, the FEDERAL STATE EDUCATIONAL STANDARD of preschool education came into force.

Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Education and Science of Russia) of October 17, 2013 N 1155 Moscow “On approval of the federal state educational standard for preschool education” says that this standard is FSES DO – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

RIANOVOSTI ABOUT THE STANDARD http://pressria.ru/media/20130614/601783488.htm l

Asmolov A.G. “Federal State Educational Standard for Preschool Education – Development Standard”

The GEF project for preschool education is focused on new conditions for the development of children in preschool institutions. The changes will affect both educational programs and the requirements for staffing, for the material and technical and financial support of preschool educational institutions. A kindergarten graduate, according to the Standard, must live a happy preschool life, having the opportunity for the full development of personality and socialization. Preparation for school, according to the developers of the Standard, should be carried out to a greater extent within the framework of development and education, rather than purposeful education.


  1. Over the past two years, a lot has changed in the organization of children’s activities;
  2. And on January 1, 2014, federal state educational standards for preschool education came into force.
  3. For the first time in the history of Russian pedagogy, the preschool stage is recognized as equivalent in the general education system. In this regard, children began to be called students, not pupils. Parents are responsible to the state for providing general education for their children.

Basic Principles of the Standard

  1. Support for childhood diversity; preservation of the uniqueness and intrinsic value of childhood as an important stage in the overall development of a person
  2. Personal development and humanistic nature of the interaction between adults and children
  3. Respect for the personality of the child
  4. Implementation of the program in forms specific for children of this age group, primarily in the form of play, cognitive and research activities, in the form of creative activity that ensures the artistic and aesthetic development of the child

The main principles of pre-school education are:

  • Individualization of preschool education
  • Assistance and cooperation of children and adults, recognition of the child as a full-fledged participant in educational relations
  • Support for children’s initiative in various activities
  • Cooperation of the Organization with the family
  • Introducing children to socio-cultural norms, traditions of the family, society and state
  • Formation of cognitive interests and cognitive actions of the child in various activities
  • Compliance of conditions, requirements, methods with the age and developmental characteristics of children (age adequacy)
  • Accounting for the ethno-cultural situation in the development of children
  • Parents have the right to receive information about all types of planned examinations (psychological, psychological and pedagogical), give consent or refuse to conduct them; receive information about the results of surveys of students.

    The normative document determines the need to determine the results of mastering the educational program not in the form of formed skills, knowledge and abilities, but in the form of target benchmarks.

    Implementation of the Federal State Educational Standard in preschool educational institutions in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Law “On Education in the Russian Federation”, with the adoption of the new Federal Law on Education, preschool education is at the first stage in the development of education.

    The introduction of the Federal State Educational Standard into the educational process in our institution required a thorough analysis of pedagogical activity, where the methodical work of teachers was of particular importance in the system of work to enhance professional activity. The purpose of methodological work is to create in kindergarten such an educational environment in which the professional potential of each teacher and the entire teaching staff will be fully realized in the context of the implementation of the Federal State Educational Standard.
    To ensure the quality of preschool education, the professional level of teachers working in kindergarten is important. All teachers systematically improve their professional qualifications in the educational process.
    In our kindergarten, teachers have a qualification category who are ready to ensure the implementation of the Federal State Educational Standard.
    The team has a high creative potential. To implement the state standard in the kindergarten, favorable conditions have been created for the work of teachers with children in the conditions of modern requirements. There is enough developing equipment, methodological and didactic material for educational activities.
    The medical office is equipped with the necessary medical equipment, a license has been obtained for the right to conduct medical activities.
    We have no right to forget about parents who must understand that it is necessary to restructure not only the preschool institution, but also the family, which continues to form a social order for the kindergarten to prepare the child for school.

    When interacting with families of children, teachers introduce parents to the new requirements of preschool education. Our team is ready to introduce and adopt new things in preschool education. And this can be judged by their achievements. Our kindergarten is in search of a new one. According to our teachers, not children should adapt to kindergarten, but a preschool educational institution should strive to create the necessary conditions for each child, taking into account his inclinations and abilities, mental and physical health.

    I, as a leader, believe that the main task of the Federal State Educational Standard for preschool education is to return play activities and the status of developing play activities in kindergarten. This is one of the fundamental things related to the full life of children of the preschool age. This is the key point that guides the development of the standard. What is important is not what the child was taught, but whether he could fully live this age.
    Testing everything new is a difficult task, I want to wish all teachers patience, creativity and optimism, look at their work from a new point of view and gain confidence in their own abilities to implement the new federal state educational standard, which guarantees success for little Russians.

    MBDOU kindergarten “Kolosok” sl. Alekseevo

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    From September 1, 2023 in accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation dated November 25, 2022 No. 1028 “On Approval of the Federal Educational Program for Preschool Education, preschool educational institutions will start working according to the new federal educational program – FOP DO.

    The federal program introduces a basic level of requirements for the volume, content and results of work with children in kindergartens and allows you to implement several fundamental functions of the preschool level of education: identity on age-appropriate content by available means

    creation of a single core of the content of preschool education (hereinafter referred to as preschool education), focused on familiarizing children with the traditional spiritual, moral and sociocultural values ​​of the Russian people, educating the younger generation as knowing and respecting the history and culture of their family , big and small Motherland;

    · Creation of a unified federal educational space for the upbringing and education of children from birth to admission to a general educational organization, providing the child and his parents (legal representatives) with equal, high-quality conditions for preschool, regardless of place of residence.

    The federal program will combine education and upbringing into a single process based on the traditions and modern practices of preschool education, supported by an impressive amount of cultural values.

    The teaching staff of the MBDOU kindergarten “Kolosok” at the pedagogical council got acquainted with the Federal Educational Program of Preschool Education, the FOP DO Roadmap and the need to bring their main educational program, work programs in line with the FOP DO no later than September 1, 2023 (p. 4 Article 3 of Federal Law No. 371-FZ of September 24, 2022), Development Program for 2023-2028. To provide methodological support to the teaching staff in the kindergarten, a working group has been created to develop the Roadmap for FOP DO, and to make additions to the Development Program. In this regard, MBDOU kindergarten “Kolosok” from 01.09.2023 switches to the direct application of the above Program.

    FOP DO – a new federal educational program for preschool education

    Dear parents, we inform you that from September 1, 2023, all kindergartens are switching to work according to the new Federal educational program for preschool education.

    Ministry of Education by order of 25.11.2022 No. 1028 approved a new FOP DO. FOP DO determines the volume, content, planned results of the mandatory part of the educational program of preschool education, which is implemented by the kindergarten. FOP DO will replace the approximate OOP DO. FOP DO must comply with all programs in all kindergartens from September 01, 2023.

    Approved program – Order of the Ministry of Education of November 25, 2022 No. 1028 (Federal educational program for preschool education). The goal of the program is to introduce an emphasis on “the formation of Russian spiritual, moral and socio-cultural values ​​in children, taking into account their age-related responsibilities.”

    What does this mean?

    The federal program will combine education and upbringing into a single process based on the traditions and modern practices of preschool education, supported by an impressive amount of cultural values.

    “A single core of the content of preschool education will be created, focused on the diversified development and upbringing of the younger generation as knowing and respecting the history and culture of their family, large and small Motherland,” the developers note.

    To parents about the introduction of FOP

    What is FOP FOP (or FOOP) DO – federal educational program of preschool education
    What is the purpose of the introduction of FOP

    ·To organize the education and upbringing of a preschooler as a citizen of the Russian Federation, to form the foundations of his civil and cultural identity by means accessible to his age;

    ·create a single core content of preschool education;

    create a unified federal educational space for the upbringing and education of children, which will provide both the child and parents with equal, high-quality conditions for preschool education, regardless of place of residence

    What is included in the FOP

    Educational documentation:

    · federal working program of education;

    federal calendar plan of educational work;

    · approximate mode and daily routine of groups.