Alyson van der Toorn

Phone: 425.366.2555


Degrees and Certifications:

Welcome to the Ladybug Preschool!

Welcome to the Ladybug Room! Teaching preschool has been my passion for over 30 years and more than 10 of those years have been at Challenger. Like the rest of you I am getting adjusted to the "new normal"! I miss the kids immensely and can't wait to get back to the messy business of preschool. In the meantime, we will do our best! 

Hopefully the activities on this page can bring a bit of preschool into your home. Even 5 minutes a day of "school" time will be helpful for kids to be successful when they return to the classroom. Designate a location for "school", such as the dining room table. Just like at preschool, you might include a snack! Experiment with what works for your child and add to or repeat the activities daily. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you have.  Please share your successes with us so we can continue to montior your child's progress and fine tune support while distance learning. 


Look in the Student Resources Tab and Homework Tab to get the distance learning activities and resources for your child. If you are using a smart phone, or a tablet in the vertical position, click on the 'Pages' icon to see the Tabs.

Preschool Distance Learning Schedule


    Preschool runs from Monday through Thursday.

    AM session is from 9:00 until 11:30.

    PM session is from 12:55 until 3:25.


    We often send notes from the teacher, classroom or school in your child's backpack.

    Phone or email is the easiest way to get a hold of classroom staff.

    Please let the office know if your child will be absent from school.