A place for your child to learn and grow!

Who We Are

Kids on the Ridge (KOTR) Weekday Preschool is a Christian preschool serving families in Snoqualmie, WA. 

Individualized Programs

Our dedicated and experienced teachers provide individualized programs to encourage your child’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.

Enrichment Opportunities

Our preschool program offers a wide variety of enrichment learning opportunities and our teaching team works to instill God’s love into the hearts of children.

Creative Problem-Solving

Daily school schedules provide each child with a pathway to create, explore, problem-solve and interact with others.

Program Offerings

2's Class

Students must be 2 1/2 years old by August 31st and actively toilet training.

This class is affectionately known as our Littles Class. We use play-based activities that turn your little one’s sense of curiosity into opportunities for learning. We focus on building confidence to be in a school environment by teaching them how to enjoy attending school, how to interact with their teachers, and how to make friends.

3's Class

Students must be 3 years old by August 31st and toilet trained.

This is probably your child’s first time being away from home and preparing for preschool. Our main emphasis is on the social interaction among the children, learning the school routine and helping them to be confident in a new environment. We offer many opportunities for the children to learn and grow at their own pace. We help our students build confidence by learning classroom rules and expectations, learning to share, how to be a friend and using their words to communicate their ideas. They will learn how to control their emotions with activities that focus on coping skills to navigate big and difficult problems. They will learn through play and games that encourage learning the alphabet, numbers and name recognition.

Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) Class

4 years old by August 31st

This class is intended for children who are eligible for kindergarten the following school year. We use a hands-on approach to learning in this classroom. We believe the best way to build confidence in children is to provide challenges, both mental and physical, and give them help and encouragement that is necessary for success. Our goal is to present the children with a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities and provide an environment that promotes kindergarten readiness and optimum development. They will begin handwriting, the alphabet, sight words, and numbers 1-20. We strive to make each lesson fun, challenging, unique and full of age-appropriate activities while at the same time acknowledging and giving honor to God.

Jr. Kindergarten Class

Junior Kindergarten is a transitional class for students who could benefit from an additional year of preschool before entering Kindergarten or who need more of a challenge and a structured environment than our Pre-K class offers. Your child will work on reading skills by learning letters, phonics, and sight words. They will continue to develop their handwriting skill through our Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Using math curriculum, Singapore Early Bird Math Common Core Edition, students will learn ten frame math which includes counting, addition and subtraction. The class will also focus on Art, Science, Music and Movement. Enjoying lunch together will foster independence and enhance their personal responsibility (i.e. manners, cooperation, cleanup, and time management).

Extended Day (Lunch Bunch)

This after school program is for parents that desire their children to have extra time at school for lunch (bring from home), and recreation for continued social and academic development.

Summer Day Camp

Throughout the summer, KOTR Weekday Preschool and COTR Kids on the Ridge offer fun and affordable theme-based day camps for preschoolers.  Each camp is a 5-day camp and runs Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Each child is asked to bring a nutritious lunch to enjoy while socializing with other campers. 

Click here to see 2024 Summer Camps.

"I’m so glad our family found KOTR!"

~Sandra, KOTR Preschool Parent
"The teachers are all so welcoming and loving. I highly recommend this preschool to Snoqualmie families."

~Becky, KOTR Preschool Parent
"KOTR provides an amazing early learning environment for children! Both my children have blossomed in such amazing ways!"

~Lindsay, KOTR Preschool Parent
"KOTR Preschool is the best place in the valley for Christian early learning."

~Kay, KOTR Preschool Parent
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We take the health and safety
of our children seriously.
Safety protocols we follow each day:

Daily Health Check

We run a health check for each of our students before they are dropped off.

Secure Facility

We have a secure facility that locks from the outside and can only be accessed through the use of a keycard.

Disinfected Surfaces

The playground is sprayed down with disinfectant in-between each recess.

Daily Clean

Classrooms are cleaned before and after school each day.

Washed Hands

The staff and students wash their hands and use hand sanitizer multiple times a day for added cleanliness.

Masks Okay

If parents feel more comfortable with their child wearing a mask to school, we will happily accommodate and facilitate that request.


To register, please complete an online registration form via Brightwheel and submit a non-refundable $150 registration fee.


If the desired class is full, we’ll place your child on a waiting list. Your child’s enrollment is secured once registration payment is received. Your registration fee will be returned if we’re unable to place your child within 60 days of registration. All classes are subject to availability. 


Prior to the new school year, you will receive a welcome packet that will contain necessary forms and student information. If you would like more information, contact us and we would be happy answer any questions. 

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Martli van Heerden

Director of Kids on the Ridge Weekday Preschool

Thank you for considering Kids on the Ridge Preschool, a ministry of Church on the Ridge, as the place for your child to explore and grow!


Our preschool program offers a wide variety of enrichment and learning opportunities while our teaching team works to instill God’s love into the hearts of your child. At Kids on the Ridge, our dedicated and experienced teachers provide individualized programs to encourage your child’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. Daily school schedules provide each child with a pathway to create, explore, problem solve and interact with others.


We instill the importance of God’s love and Christian values within our classrooms. The school mission is to teach all children that God made them, loves them and has a perfect plan for them. It is important that preschool be a place of connection and a respectful partnership between families and teachers. God created us to live our lives in harmony and to have respect for one another. Our preschool program strengthens this idea of spiritual community, encouragement, and cooperation.


We look forward to a wonderful year with your precious little one!

Lindsay Randall

Assistant Teacher PreK

Melissa Hancock

Assistant Teacher JrK

Joleen Heard

Lead Teacher Little's/3's

Danielle Walsh

Preschool Assistant

Caryl Sutorius

Lead Teacher 4's

Saiba Chaddha

Lead Teacher JrK

Chris Butrick

Lead Teacher PreK

Amritha Shetty

Co-Teacher Littles

Kelly Blair

Co-Teacher Littles

Danielle Walsh

Preschool Assistant

Hannah Salmon

Lead Teacher 3-4's

Kids on the Ridge Weekday Preschool is a ministry of Church on the Ridge (COTR). Our school is located on the main floor of COTR, and we share many opportunities with the children's ministry, also called Kids on the Ridge.

KOTR Church Opportunities

At Church on the Ridge (COTR), we always have something special happening for preschool kids and families. These events are open to everyone in our community.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you include faith into your classrooms?

At Kids on the Ridge (KOTR) Preschool we want all of our students to leave each day knowing that Jesus loves them! To accomplish this we teach specifically on the days of Creation, read stories out of children’s Bibles, pray together before snack, incorporate faith-based art projects, and teach them monthly Bible verses.

In addition to in-class activities, once a month, the entire school comes together for Faith Fridays where we learn about a different “The Fruit of the Spirit” each month.

What are the safety protocols in your facility?

Safety for our students is our number one priority. The doors to our school are only open for the parents to drop off the child and to pick them up at the end of the day. Once the parents have dropped off their child, we promptly shut and lock the outside doors to prevent anyone from entering without a keycard.

As a parent, you will also have access to the Brightwheel app which we use to check-in and out our students. Only those who have your specific PIN, and are on the pick-up list, are allowed to pick up your child.

In regard to allergies, we are a strict no-nut facility and work with the parents on other specific allergies, as well. Each teacher has a sheet in their classroom highlighting each of their student’s allergies to be aware of at all times.

What is a general schedule of a school day?

All classes start their mornings with a worksheet or hands-on learning games and activities. From there, the day consists of:  calendar/circle time, educational worksheets, including math, reading and hand-writing (depending on the class); a healthy snack time; story time; recess in our indoor playground; and an art project. There is also time for free choice with educational toys to help them learn while they play.

How and when do teachers contact families?

Each week, your child’s teacher will send out an outline of what their class will be learning that week. Although most of communication will come in the form of an e-mail, we also use the Brightwheel App to send quick messages or pictures from the day; either to individual families or the class as a whole.


The school will also send home a monthly newsletter that covers all the important information that families will need to know for the upcoming month. We also encourage every family to reach out with any questions as well!

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