With Open Arms: Tour a Classroom, Meet Staff and Have all your Questions Answered at our Open Houses

Are you applying for the 2018-19 school year? If so please join us for an open house at one of our seven existing, or six new (opening fall 2018) locations. This is your opportunity to explore an outdoor classrooms, meet our exceptional staff, and learn more about the how, what, & why of a Tiny Trees education. CHILDREN ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! To accommodate all families we have a mix of daytime classroom visits and evening information nights. Here’s what they look like:

Classroom tour: Together with your family empowerment coordinators Katherine Miller and Meri Joswiak, Education Director Erin Soper, and Curriculum Coaches Khavin Debbs and Rachel Franz, you will explore a Tiny Trees classroom. You will see how learning takes place in the outdoors. How the classroom environment is set up to encourage children to learn through play, and follow their curiosities (including how we integrate math, science, and language learning into the environment). And how the unique awesome points (and natural wonders) of each location is woven into the lessons and daily routine. You also will gain background knowledge of  our teachers, hear their story and philosophy, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Since outdoor preschool is new for many families, health & safety will be a focus including bathrooms, hand washing, and rain shelters. This tour takes place in winter so you can see how our teachers and families work together to make sure children are prepared to learn in all weather. Please be prepared yourself with warm layers, an umbrella, and shoes you can get muddy in. Classroom tour is 30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes of group Q&A. Plan to stay a little longer if you’d like to speak one-on-one with a family empowerment coordinator.

Information night: Quick, convenient, and in-depth information for families. Led by one of our family empowerment coordinators or education director, you will explore a Tiny Trees classroom through video, pictures, and story. You will find much of the same information as in our class tours but in a more condensed format and with additional time afterwards to chat comfortably with our teachers and staff. Presentation is 30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes of group Q&A. 

New Family Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year will open on February 20. Please note, attending a tour or open house is not required to enroll or a guarantee of service (all locations have limited space). Registration for current families will open on February 12.

Classroom Tours of Existing Locations -JANUARY

Classroom Tours of Existing Locations -MARCH

Information Nights for Existing Locations and New Locations (Opening Fall 2018)

  • Jan 17th @ 6:00 PM. Mercer Island Community Center (Mercer Island) 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island
  • Jan 30th @ 6:00 PM. White Center Library (Burien/White Center/Seatac) 1409 SW 107th St, Seattle, WA
  • Jan 31th @ 6:00 PM. Impact HUB (Pioneer Square) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104.
  • Mar 22nd @ 6:00 PM. Gibson Hall, Kiwanis Club (Issaquah) 105 Newport Way SW, Issaquah
  • Mar 27th @ 6:00 PM. NE Seattle (Meadowbrook). Meeting location TBD

*Additional Open Houses will be added for new locations opening fall 2018:

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  •  Bridle Trails State Park -Redmond

Questions: meri@tinytrees.org or (206) 701 0245 x 0.

 

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6 Comments
  • Caitlin Ortega
    Posted at 01:15h, 27 December

    My son Vittoro is only 19 months old but we would love to come take a tour! We are in the Shoreline area so I believe that Carkeek is the closest location.

    • Tiny Trees
      Posted at 12:21h, 02 January

      Great! Please RSVP above. See you at Carkeek!

  • Sarah G
    Posted at 13:07h, 03 January

    Is attendance of an open house mandatory to apply? The times for the park we’d be interested in conflict with my college classes.

    • Meri Joswiak
      Posted at 13:23h, 03 January

      Hi Sarah, I’m sorry you won’t be able to attend our open houses. Attendance is not mandatory to enroll, just helpful to gather more information on our programs and locations. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to chat more.
      Meri Joswiak
      Family Empowerment Coordinator
      meri@tinytrees.org, 206-701-0245 x0

  • Greta Summers
    Posted at 19:12h, 03 January

    I am interested in attending an open house for the Beer Sheva location. How can I make sure not to miss the date when announced?

    • Meri Joswiak
      Posted at 19:22h, 04 January

      Hi Greta, we’re really excited about the Beer Sheva location as well! The best was to stay updated is to subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Facebook and fill out an online application. I will also add the email you provided for this comment to our invitation list. We look forward to seeing you soon!