PRESCHOOL

JOIN OUR GLEEFULLY MUDDY FAMILY!

Tiny Trees offers half-day, AM and PM, classes in parks throughout the Puget Sound and a diverse portfolio of financial assistance and scholarship options. We are thrilled to begin offering full-day classes for the 2020-21 school year. Please visit our Locations page to see an overview of our 2019-20 school year and 2020-21 school year programs, for students aged 3-5 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 can be found on our Community Events page.

Tiny Trees Preschool welcomes all children and families. Read our non-discrimination policy here.

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR ENROLLMENT PROCESS 


Returning families received priority enrollment in March before “new student registration” began.

We still have spots available for the 2020-21 school year! Any newly interested families can access our enrollment portal to register for the 2020-21 school year. In the portal, you will be able to select from any available opening. To register for the 2020-21 school year, you must select a program (class location and time) to complete your student’s enrollment. If your preferred class is full, you can either:

  1. Select a different program and process any applicable payments to secure your child’s spot in that class for the fall.
  2. Select a different program and process any applicable payments to secure your child’s spot in that class for the fall. Then signup on the program waitlist for your preferred class.
  3. Do not register for the 2020-21 school year. Signup on the program waitlist for your preferred class.

To be active on the waitlist for 2020-21, families MUST complete the waitlist form. There is no additional charge to complete the form for a waitlist spot. If a class space opens up, we will notify families on the waitlist. If an enrolled student (who is also on the waitlist for their preferred class) switches programs, we will transfer their enrollment information and payment to the other program.

 Our 2020-21 Enrollment Portal is available on our Enroll in 2020-21 School Year page.

ELIGIBILITY


To be eligible for the 2020-21 school year, students should be at least 3 years old by August 31st and have not yet turned 6. 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 before your child is eligible for the fall start date to begin the registration process (the year they turn 3 years old before August 31).

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 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 2019-20 Family Handbook. This will give you a good overview of our school and how our staff and teachers address outdoor learning and exploration.
  • 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. We award financial assistance in the spring prior to the start of the school year. After initial bulk awarding in the spring, 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.