SY 23-24 Enrollment Information

OVERVIEW OF THE 2023-24 ENROLLMENT PROCESS

We begin our enrollment period with currently enrolled families who have the option to re-enroll for next year. Current families will have access to our 2023-24 school year enrollment in February. Next, we send staggered waves of registration invitations to all families who submitted an Interest Form. Lastly, registration is opened to the public for everyone to access on our website. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the enrollment portal. We recommend filling out an Interest Form by February 12th to get early access to SY 23-24 enrollment portal.

ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY

Please visit our Preschool page to learn more about our preschool program and eligibility.

To be eligible for the upcoming 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. 

Unlike indoor programs, children will need to frequently negotiate layers of clothing on their way to and from the bathroom. Therefore, the ability to regulate toileting is an important skill for an outdoor preschooler to develop with the support of our educators and their families. We make accommodations to include children with known or suspected disabilities or developmental delays in our program. However, we do not have diapering facilities on site. Please contact us at admissions@tinytrees.org to discuss any accommodations needed for your child.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A: Enrollment for next school year begins at the end of February with our current families, and it is opened to the general public (on our website) in March. See below for more information.   However, we are enrolling for this current school year until February 12th (latest start date is March 1st). Currently enrolled families will receive the enrollment portal before everyone else. Enrolling now will guarantee a spot for Summer '23 and SY 23-24.

Eligibility for this mid-year enrollment:

1) Potty trained 3 year olds (no cut off birth dates for mid-year enrollments)

2) Start date no later than March 1st

3) Pay a $350 Enrollment Deposit and March tuition

  To enroll for the current school year, please visit this page.
A: Every Spring, we begin the enrollment period by inviting our current families to register. Next, we send registration invitations to all eligible Interest List families. Lastly, registration is opened to the public for everyone to access on our website. Please click this link to learn more about our enrollment process and click here to sign up for our Interest List.

A: To be eligible for the upcoming 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.

Unlike indoor programs, children will need to frequently negotiate layers of clothing on their way to and from the bathroom. Therefore, the ability to regulate toileting is an important skill for an outdoor preschooler to develop with the support of our educators and their families. We make accommodations to include children with known or suspected disabilities or developmental delays in our program. However, we do not have diapering facilities on site. Please contact us at admissions@tinytrees.org to discuss any accommodations needed for your child.

A: We cannot make exceptions to our enrollment eligibility during the beginning of the school year.

During the school year, we can occasionally make exceptions to our age requirement/enrollment eligibility on a case-by-case basis. This is done in partnership with families and the teaching team, and based on a number of factors, including student readiness (especially potty independence, comfort using a portapotty), classroom dynamics and capacity. Unfortunately, this can’t be assessed before the school year has started.

A: Every Spring, we begin the enrollment period for the upcoming school year. Please click this link to learn more about our enrollment process. As programs fill up/reach student capacity, we start a waitlist for that class. When openings become available in a previously closed class (this can happen at any time), we notify families on the waitlist -whether it’s the spring or summer before classes begin or during the school year for a mid-year enrollment.
A: We currently don't have this information for SY 23-34 and will update this page as soon as we have it. To use this school year's tuition rates as a reference, please visit this page.
A: Each year we collaborate with parks and community partners to identify the need for childcare and preschool in a community, and then determine where there are safe spaces to offer outdoor preschool. When deciding which classrooms to operate, we consider a number of different factors identify a number of considerations, including access to emergency shelter, bathrooms, parking, water and storage, as well as additional risk factors including tree health and features of each park.
A: Information about each classroom location can be found on the Locations section of our website. Our teaching teams may shift from year to year and are not finalized until the summer, and the same is true for the group of students in a class. Prior to the start of school, all families receive information about their teaching team, who else is in their classroom community, and other relevant information about their classroom and location. All students and caregivers have the chance to meet their teaching team before class begins so they can get to know each other and prepare for the start of class.
A: Tiny Trees has a financial assistance program and also helps families connect with other/external funding opportunities (see below questions). Our financial assistance application opens (becomes available online) during preschool enrollment in the spring. At the time of application, applicants will need to provide household size, annual income, and supporting documentation. We offer a sliding scale financial assistance structure to more broadly serve our families. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all financial assistance applicants will receive aid as we receive more requests than we are able to support. Our financial assistance pool is funded through grants and donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and partnerships with organizations and entities that believe in our program.
A: Yes. We accept this subsidy in our licensed classrooms (currently dottie Harper park and Be'er Sheva Park).

To be eligible for this State funded program, families must meet the following requirements:

  • The child who needs subsidized care must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • The family must live in Washington state.
  • The family's income must be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) when applying, or 220 percent of FPL when reapplying. Learn more about eligibility and income guidelines here.
  • The parent must be employed or self-employed in legal, income-generating, taxable activities; or the parent must meet all TANF/WorkFirst requirements if participating in that program. Families experiencing homelessness may be approved for up to four months to resolve issues surrounding homelessness.
  • The parent must complete the WCCC application and verification process.
  • Parents of children with special needs may qualify for higher rates to help pay for additional supports needed.

To apply for the Working Connections Subsidy, contact the Child Care Subsidy Contact Center at 1-844-626-8687, or Apply online through Washington Connection. If you already have a subsidy, you can contact your child care specialist and let them know that Tiny Tree’s provider number is 437814.

Our school year is September to June. We have locations throughout King County, and we generally follow the school district schedules (whichever one the classroom is located within). Our School calendar will be sent to families with other school year materials before students begin.
We will announce Summer '23 programming along with SY 23-24 programming. We recommend signing up for our Interest List by February 12th or following our social media (instagram: @tinytreesps) to get notified of this announcement.