PRESCHOOL

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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!

We are no longer enrolling for the 2018-19 school year.

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.

 

OVERVIEW OF 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.

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.

INTERESTED IN A FUTURE SCHOOL YEAR?


Please submit the below application of interest to be placed on the invitation list for the 2019-20 or future school year. 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).

All classes are first come, first served. Submitting an application of interest does not guarantee availability or placement. 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.

Financial Assistance & FREE tuition available.

BUDGETING & OTHER RESOURCES


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

  1. 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.
  2. View our 2018-19 school year calendar to get an idea of potential start/end dates and no-school days. Tiny Trees loosely follows the Seattle Public Schools academic calendar and will close for certain holidays, breaks and staff professional development. We will post the 2019-20 calendar when it has been approved by our Leadership Team.
  3. Connect with Tiny Trees staff at an upcoming information night, tour or tabling event: Community Events.
  4. 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.
  5. The first month’s tuition will be due by the end of August, for a September start.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Session Times: Class times vary depending on location. See locations page for more details.
Class size: max. 16-18 students.

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 2018-19 Family Handbook for answers on:

  • Registration & withdrawal policies
  • 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 and snacks
  • What a joyful childhood looks like
  • Behavior management and emotional safety
  • Our teachers
  • Cost and financial aid
  • & More