PRESCHOOL

JOIN OUR GLEEFULLY MUDDY FAMILY!

Tiny Trees offers half-day classes in parks throughout the Puget Sound. Please visit our Locations page to see our 2020-21 programs, for students aged 3-5 years. 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” was opened later that month). In May we closed our enrollment period. Interested families are encouraged to sign up on the program waitlist. If a spot opens up, we will notify families on the waitlist and resume limited enrollment for the fall. We cannot guarantee that families on the waitlist will be able to enroll in the fall. Please visit our 2020-21 School Year Enrollment page to learn more.

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. Due to the pandemic, additional health and safety measures will be implemented in the fall. Students must be comfortable with increased hygiene practices and be potty independent.

There have been updates to Washington’s School and Childcare Immunization requirements. 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 law change went 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 law on the Washington Department of Health’s Website.

INTERESTED IN A FUTURE SCHOOL YEAR?


Please submit an interest form 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). You will receive an invitation to register before enrollment is opened to the public.

Submitting an interest form 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. 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.