Welcome families and students to the 23-24 school year and the beautiful Earl Lawson Early Education Center! My name is Stefanie Bourne and this is my 14th year serving the families of Leavenworth. I am extremely excited for our community as we continue operating this center focusing on play-based instructional models for our students. Play is an important part of childhood and helps develop the whole child through critical thinking skills, collaboration, and social-emotional learning. "Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain--unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10-20 repetitions" (Dr. Karyn Purvis).
We are excited for an amazing year of literacy based activities, service learning, community partnerships, and so much more! Thank you for choosing Leavenworth and please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
I am honored to be the principal of our littlest pioneers and the future Class of 2036 and 2037!
Principal Stefanie Bourne