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Tiny Trees offers half-day, AM and PM, classes at 9 parks throughout the Puget Sound and a diverse portfolio of financial assistance and scholarship options. Click below for locations, sessions, rates and information on enrollment.

2019-20 School Year Locations, Sessions & Rates (Sep-June), for students aged 3-5
2019 Summer Camps (July and Aug), for students aged 4-6

2019 Tours, Info Nights and Preschool Fairs -RSVP NOW!

If you are interested in joining the current, 2018-19, school year please Contact Us directly for information on availability.

If our school-year and camp programs aren’t right for you, stay tuned! Tiny Trees was recently awarded a grant from Best Starts for Kids to provide innovative outdoor engagement opportunities beyond the classroom. More details coming soon!

Tiny Trees Preschool welcome all children and families. Read our non-discrimination policy here.

OVERVIEW OF REGISTRATION PROCESS

All Tiny Trees classes are first come, first served with returning families receiving priority registration during a 2-week window in February before “new student registration” begins. During new student registration, families will be invited by email, in waves, based on their date of application and other considerations. If a family is not able to register for their preferred class during this period, they will be added to a waiting list and notified when a space opens up.
See below for more details and to add your student to the applicant pool.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the 2019-20 school year, students should be at least 3 years old by August 31st and have not yet turned 6. To enroll in a summer camp, students should be at least 4 years old and be no older than 6 by July 1st 2019 (age exceptions are made for returning 2018-19 students). All students should be comfortable using a portable potty with minimal teacher assistance prior to the start of class. If you have questions or concerns or need resources on potty training, please Contact Us

KEY 2019 ENROLLMENT DATES

Feb. 11, Registration opens for current & returning families
Feb. 25, New student registration opens, wave #1 invitations sent by email (this is typically families that submitted applications 2+ years in advance)
Feb. 27, Wave #2 invitations sent by email (this is typically families that submitted applications 1-2 years in advance)
Mar. 4, Wave #3 invitations sent by email (this is typically families that submitted an application within the last year)
Mar. 15, Deadline to apply for financial assistance, award letters sent by 4/1

APPLYING FOR A FUTURE SCHOOL YEAR

Please submit the below application to apply for the 2019-20 or future school year. If you are applying for future years you will be contacted the winter before your child’s fall start date to begin the registration process (the year they turn 3 years old before August 31). Not sure what year your child is eligible to start? View our age calculator.

All classes are first come, first served. Submitting an application does not guarantee availability or placement. We send invitations to register to families in waves based on the date of your application. (The first wave is typically families applying 2+ years prior). Your preferred location and session may change as we continue to grow and respond to the communities we serve.  You will have the opportunity to view all available options upon registration and make the best choice for your family, you do not need to fill out a new application if you have a change of preference. Your choice of park site will also cast a vote on where we should locate future preschools.

Financial Assistance & FREE tuition available.

BUDGETING & OTHER RESOURCES

Equip yourself with all the knowledge needed to make the best decision for your family:

  1. Read our 2018-19 Family Handbook. This will give you a good overview of our school and how our staff and teachers address outdoor learning and exploration. We are currently updating the 2019-20 Handbook -Check back soon!
  2. View our 2018-19 school year calendar to get an idea of potential start/end dates and no-school days. Tiny Trees loosely follows the Seattle Public Schools academic calendar and will close for certain holidays, breaks and staff professional development. We are currently drafting the 2019-20 Calendar -Check back soon!
  3. Connect with Tiny Trees staff at an upcoming information night, tour or tabling event. See here for dates and to RSVP.
  4. Tiny Trees Preschool is a year long commitment. Tuition is calculated annually and split into equal monthly payments. New families can expect to pay $400 at the time of registration to cover their deposit ($350) and registration fee ($50). The first month’s tuition will be due by the end of August, for a September start. Deposits are non-refundable* but will be credited towards the student’s last month at Tiny Trees upon completion of a full school year (for most families this $350 credit will apply to their June 2020 tuition).
  5. Tiny Trees offers a variety of financial assistance and scholarships. Indicate your need at the time of registration, offer letters will be sent by 4/1/19.
  6. All children will be provided with a high-quality rain suit to use during the school year. Families are responsible for supplying a backpack, daily lunch from home (if attending a morning class), water bottle and extra clothes/layers. A detailed packing list and resources for dressing will be sent in advance, along with important health & safety forms that will need to be returned to our admissions team prior to the start of school.

Session Times: Class times vary depending on location. See locations page for more details.
Class size: max. 16-18 students.

In an outdoor classroom students will develop reading, math and science skills through exploratory and imaginative play, cooperative learning and the arts.

We will…

  • Promote social skills and positive self-image through group play and cooperative learning
  • Explore number recognition, the alphabet and literacy with structured activities and lessons by our licensed preschool teachers.
  • Develop activities that encourage cognitive growth, problem-solving skills and development of physical motor skills
  • Encourage problem-solving and reflection by asking open-ended questions and provide information in response to children’s ideas, insights, and concerns
  • Provide a supportive, safe learning environment to encourage discovery, questioning and experimentation
  • Cultivate emotional literacy and empathy to develop self-esteem
  • Nurture self-expression, creativity and reflection
  • Encourage family involvement to help students appreciate the wisdom of their first teachers — their families
  • Encourage exploration and understanding of the natural world and the scientific processes that make such a diversity of life possible.

For more information see our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Program Requirements:

  • Your child must be 3 and have not turned 6 by August 31 of the start year (i.e. if your child has not turned 3 by August 31 he or she is not eligible to enroll for 2018 and will thus can enroll for the 2019 class).
  • Your child must be potty trained (no pull-up diapers) by the start of preschool.
  • Your child must be prepared to be outside rain or shine (rain suits and boots are provided).

Tiny Trees Preschool welcome all children and families. Read our non-discrimination policy here.

See our 2018-19 Family Handbook for answers on:

  • Registration & withdrawal policies
  • How we teach reading, math and science
  • How we teach emotional and social skills
  • How we prepare for the weather
  • Health and safety
  • Bathrooms and hygiene
  • Lunch and snacks
  • What a joyful childhood looks like
  • Behavior management and emotional safety
  • Our teachers
  • Cost and financial aid
  • & More