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Get in on Seattle’s Best Kept Secret:
Affordable High Quality Preschool

Tiny Trees will open at 9 parks in the fall of 2018, each park has different class offerings and can support 16 children per class.

 Locations, classes, & tuition information is here.

That’s just 300+ total spots in the only Seattle outdoor preschool with an affordable (and play based) academic program.

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). 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.

No deposit is required.

Financial Assistance & FREE tuition available.

7

Schools

16-32

spots per school

176

total spots

  • We're committed to providing a culturally responsive education. We use this information to help our teachers & volunteers reflect the diversity of our students.
    Children must be 3 years old before August 31 of the starting year.
    Apply for one or more of our locations and if your child is 3 years of age or older by August 31 and space is available we will invite you to join this year's class - OR - Apply and join the wait list for future years
    Apply for one or more of our schools that are scheduled to open in September of 2018. If your child is 3 years of age or older by August 31 your will be invited to complete your enrollment in Feb. of 2018 - OR - Apply and join the wait list for future years.
  • Share a park that would be perfect for Tiny Trees! Your vote will help us open new schools near you.
    We're committed to making a quality education affordable. If you don't make a lot of money you may qualify for financial assistance from Tiny Trees or free tuition from the Seattle Preschool Program - Pathways.
  • Have you previously had a child enrolled at Tiny Trees?

Session Times: Class times vary depending on location. See locations page for more details.
Class size: maximum 16
Student to adult ratio: 1:8 (16 kids, 2 licensed teachers). Most classes have an additional 1-2 Volunteers or student interns present each day.

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 Frequently Asked Questions for answers on:

  • 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, snacks and nap time
  • What a joyful childhood looks like
  • Behavior management and emotional safety
  • Our teachers
  • Cost and financial aid
  • & More