PRESCHOOL

JOIN OUR GLEEFULLY MUDDY FAMILY!

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. See an overview of the  2019-20 School Year Locations, Sessions & Rates, for students aged 3-5 years.
Or join us for two weeks this summer during Tiny Trees Camps in July and August, for students aged 4-6 years.

RSVP for a Classroom Tour, Info Night, or Community Event!

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.

2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR ENROLLMENT PROCESS 


For the 2019-20 school year, all Tiny Trees classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Returning families received priority enrollment during a 2-week window in February before “new student registration” began on February 26. At this time, any newly interested families will submit an application of interest (below) and receive a confirmation and link to enroll in the 2019-20 school year. To be active on the wait list for 2019-20, families MUST complete the enrollment link they are sent in the confirmation e mail to their application of interest. There is no additional charge to complete the form for a wait list spot.

 Our 2019-20 Enrollment Portal is available here: 2019-20 Enrollment Form.

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.

Children exempted from immunization by their parent or guardian will not be accepted into care unless that exemption is due to an illness protected by the ADA or WLAD or by a completed and signed Certificate of Exemption.  The MMR exemption rule goes into affect on July 28, 2019. Students who are not vaccinated against MMR will only be accepted at Tiny Trees with a Certificate of Exemption that indicates a medical or religious exemption. Read more about the new law on the Washington Department of Health’s Website.

INTERESTED IN A FUTURE SCHOOL YEAR?


Please submit an application of interest to be placed on the invitation list for future school years. 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).

For the 2020-21 enrollment cycle, we will be adjusting our process to make it more sustainable for Tiny Trees and provide more equitable access to all new families. This is a departure from our process through the 2019-20 school year which was a “first-come, first-served” approach. Submitting an application of interest is not equivalent to enrolling your child and does not guarantee availability or placement. We will keep you up-to-date about the pending enrollment process for your child the Fall before they are eligible to enroll.

Financial Assistance & FREE tuition available.

BUDGETING & OTHER RESOURCES


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

  • 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 will post the 2019-20 Handbook when it is complete.
  • View our 2019-20 School Year Calendar. Tiny Trees loosely follows the Seattle Public Schools academic calendar and will close for certain holidays, breaks and staff professional development.
  • Tiny Trees Preschool is a year long commitment. Tuition is calculated annually and split into equal monthly payments. At the time of registration, all families pay a non-refundable registration fee of $50/student. New families not applying for financial assistance also pay the enrollment deposit of $350/student. Families who are enrolled September – June will have the deposit available to pay towards their June tuition. Early withdrawal will result in the forfeiture of the enrollment deposit; it is used to bridge the financial gap while Tiny Trees works to enroll another student in our program.
  • Connect with Tiny Trees staff at an upcoming information night, tour or tabling event: Community Events.
  • The first month’s tuition will be due by the end of August, for a September start.
  • Tiny Trees offers a variety of financial assistance and scholarships and began awarding financial assistance on March 15. After April 15 our funds are more limited but we will work with you family within our means. More information about financial assistance, including our partnership with the Seattle Preschool Program, is available here: Financial Assistance.
  • All children will be provided with a high-quality rain suit to use during the school year. Families are responsible for supplying a appropriate shoes/boots, 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.