24 Feb Tiny Trees to be a Provider for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways

Tiny Trees Preschool is a marriage of two great Seattle ideas – celebrated public parks and universal preschool. A year and a half ago voters passed the Seattle Preschool Program and since our inception we have been working to meet the high quality standards necessary to offer free tuition to low income families. We’re excited to announce that this year Tiny Trees Preschool has been selected for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways at Carkeek Park. This means 16 children in our Monday – Friday morning session will receive free tuition at Tiny Trees (and the cost of their education will be covered by the City of Seattle).

To qualify families must have a combined income of less than $72,000 for a family of 4 (300% of the federal poverty level). To find out if you qualify find your family size on the table below. If you make a combined income that is less than the number shaded in blue than you qualify for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways.

Family Income Chart

If you make too much to qualify for SPP – Pathways but not enough to afford the cost of tuition on your own you can apply for financial assistance from Tiny Trees Preschool. The typical award is 30% off of our already low price. That means you would pay $500 a month for five days a week and $300 for 3 days a week.

To apply for SPP – Pathways or financial assistance is simple. When you are invited to complete your enrollment (for currently enrolled families that invitation will arrive shortly) there will be an option to enroll for the SPP – Pathways class or to apply for financial assistance for any of our classes. You will simply fill out the box on the form and upload documentation that shows your annual income (tax return, pay checks, etc.). All information shared with Tiny Trees will be confidential.

Every child deserves a fair shot at the American dream. Together with the City of Seattle Tiny Trees is helping make that fair shot a reality, one classroom at a time.

[PLEASE NOTE: Tiny Trees has been given permission from Seattle Parks and Recreation to begin enrolling students for the upcoming school year. It is important to note that this enrollment is contingent on a signed Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) between Tiny Trees and Seattle Parks and Recreation, to be completed this spring.]

  • Georgia
    Posted at 22:48h, 24 February

    I’m wondering when it is time to enroll, if there will be, at Carkeek, an opportunity to apply for enrollment in the morning program with SPP assistance as a first choice and also apply for the afternoon program as a second choice, in case there is no space available in the SPP program? We cannot afford the full morning discounted tuition without SPP assistance but the afternoon program is much more affordable.

    • Tiny Trees
      Posted at 11:52h, 25 February

      Hi Georgia, Yes! You can apply for both programs. When you receive your invitation to complete your enrollment next week you will see then how much space is available in both programs and can make your choice. Thanks!