Mercer Island Learning Lab 4120 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Located in the Boys and Girls Clubs building, the Mercer Island Learning Lab is a cooperative preschool operated by…More Bellevue College. "Cooperative" means the parents are required to assume volunteer duties at the school classroom at least once or twice a month. Parents learn childhood development strategies and guidance from their involvement in the school. The curriculum is a play-based, sensory-rich program of exploring and discovering in a learning environment. The school is run by educators Judy Witmer and Nancy Barci, who between them have more than 50 years' experience.
With the opening of the new PEAK (Providing and Empowering Activities for Kids) facility in August 2010, the Mercer…More Island Boys & Girls Club reinforced its status as one of the community's leading youth organizations.
Services and facilities include:
a multi-sport fieldhouse
sports leagues and clinics
computer learning labs
infant and child care centers
music studio and performance theatre
outdoor play structure
PEAK is also home to two preschools: the school district's preschool program, four days a week; and the Cooperative Preschool, run by Bellevue College (contact the college for more information).
The club has long been known for running many of the island's youth sports teams, including Little League baseball and softball. In addition, numerous opportunities are available for camping excursions and experience learning. Youth service programs, such as the Keystone and Torch Club, encourage older children to give back through service to the community.