Blended Classroom Program

Listen and Talk Blended Classroom student playing outdoors on a playground set with a teacher of the deaf

Listen and Talk’s Blended Classroom Program is an inclusive preschool program where children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn side-by-side with children who have typical hearing. Our highly-skilled teachers create language-rich learning environments that support children in reaching their potential as well as preparing them for Kindergarten. 

Our curriculum uses a child-centered active learning approach together with specialized listening and spoken language strategies to support children in all areas of development, with special emphasis on:

  • Listening and spoken language skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Social skills
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Literacy skills

A Day in the Blended Classroom Program Looks Like:

Daily Routines
Welcome and Check In
Discovery Time
Morning Meeting
Small Groups
Story Time
Lunch (Full Day)
Rest Time (Full Day
Motor Time
Whole Group Experience
Closing Circle

Blended Classroom Program Schedule:

Half-Day Preschool:

  • 2 ½ hours of school four days a week.
  • Enrolled half-day students are 3-4 years old.


School Hours:

School on Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri

  • Kirkland   9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Seattle      8:30 am – 11:00 am

Full Day Preschool

  • 6 hours of school four days a week.
  • Enrolled full-day students are 3-4 years old.


School Hours:

School on Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri

  • Kirkland  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Seattle     8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Full-Day Pre-K

  • School is held daily five days a week.
  • Pre-K students are 4½ to 5-years-old


School Hours:

School on Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs & Fri

  • Kirkland:
    • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
    • 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (Weds)
  • Seattle:
    • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
    • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Weds)

Locations & Learning Environment:

All children in our classrooms benefit from small class sizes, with a maximum number of 8 children per class. All classrooms are specifically designed to meet the auditory needs of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, including high-quality classroom sound systems.

Our main campus is located in Kirkland. We also have a preschool program at Stevens Elementary School in Seattle.

Listen and Talk in Kirkland 

Listen and Talk in Seattle 

Have Inquiries? Contact us:

For more information, please contact Listen and Talk at 206-985-6646 to find out more information about enrolling your child in our program, tuition costs and fees. Listen and Talk is a member of OPTION Schools.