Our Camp Long location provides a special learning space filled with cedar groves, ponds, trails and meadows. Our students enjoy the occasional deer and salamander sightings, too! Several principles that guide our work include building a sense of curiosity and wonder, cultivating civic engagement and stewardship, and using natural materials. We are immersed in the changes from season to season. In the fall, students count colorful tree leaves. In the winter, students stay warm through active games and adventures exploring the incredible park features, including the great climbing rock formations! Nature activates students’ curiosity and imagination, and our educators structure healthy risk-taking and risky play opportunities using the natural materials and spaces in the park. Students welcome spring as they notice and learn about new plants, like the blooming salal berries.
At Tiny Trees, we use a Place-Based Learning (PBL) approach to developing curriculum. Through observation and activities, students develop a knowledge and appreciation of the plants and animals in our shared spaces. Our teachers work to scaffold students’ understanding of stewardship, connection to place and human impact on nature. We develop opportunities for students to learn about our surrounding neighborhoods and communities, and to build community connections and partnerships. We are also grateful for our relationship with the onsite park staff.
Our outdoor classroom provides numerous learning opportunities and ample materials to inspire imagination and curiosity. Students learn about the animals in our shared spaces, how to harvest herbs and make tea, and visit special park features like the trails and cedar groves. Students conduct their own experiments, hear and share stories, play with quantities and numbers, and engage with symbols, letters and ideas. Using the evidence-based HighScope curriculum as our framework, our teachers construct their daily plans by focusing on activities that strengthen students’ skills and lessons that align with students’ interests. To learn more about our programming, curriculum and tools that support our work, please visit our About Page.
Please check back for 2022-23 school year information (which will be updated by March 2022):
|Location||Class Day + Time||Monthly Tuition|
|Camp Long (West Seattle)||Coming soon||Coming soon|
This is a tentative Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways location. SPP – Pathways offers free tuition to eligible 3 and 4 year old students living within Seattle City limits. SPP eligibility requirements will be available by April 2021. Information is available online at Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning.
This is a tentative Working Connections Childcare Subsidy location. To apply for the Working Connections Subsidy, contact the Child Care Subsidy Contact Center at 1-844-626-8687, or apply online through Washington Connection. If you already have a subsidy, you can contact your child care specialist and let them know that Tiny Tree’s provider number is 277852.
Tiny Trees Preschool is a partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.
A big thank you to all of the park staff & community allies who have made this school possible.