Dear Broadway Families and Students,
Welcome to Broadway Early Learning Center for the 2022-2023 school year! If your student and your family are new to Broadway, we welcome you to our school family! Broadway is home to the Longview School District Special Education Preschool Services (ages 3, 4, and 5). We will also be hosting the new Kinder Bridge program this year on site, which is the Longview School District’s free Pre-K program for students who will be going to Kindergarten the following year, and are in need of access to a high-quality early learning opportunity to meet the families’ needs. We also provide special education services to LCC Head Start / ECEAP classrooms. All of the staff at Broadway ELC are committed to serving your child with utmost high-quality instruction to help them grow to their fullest potential.
As the Principal of Broadway, I truly believe this school family is incredible and some of the most dedicated educators I have had the privilege to work with in my career. A little about myself is I grew up in the area, and graduated from Longview School District. I have taught as far away as Queretaro, Mexico as well up north in Seattle as an Asst. Principal. I completed a Preschool through 3rd grade graduate program through the University of Washington to gain a broader perspective on alignment in our K-12 system to early learning programs. Early Learning Education is the key to success for students later in their educational career, and we have a dedicated staff here at Broadway to ensure that success. We will be consistently teaching children how to manage our moments in distress, and learn to use breathing strategies to calm ourselves back down. Our goal is for students to learn to regulate themselves through developmentally appropriate practices. Be looking for your student practicing the “STAR” – Smile, Take a deep breath, And Relax! You can practice with your child, too!
Wishing you well,
Megan M. Shea-Bates, Principal at Broadway