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Early Learning

Educational Resources for Young
Children and Families in Tacoma

Kindergarten Programs
For children who are 5 years old on or before August 31. All elementary schools offer full-day kindergarten programs.  Kindergarten registration for 2015-16 school year begins March 4.  Please visit your neighborhood school to enroll.  To find out your neighborhood school please call 571-1049.   






For more information about any of our 

Pre School programs below please call 



Head Start
For qualifying children from low-income families.

Children must be 3 by August 31st for Fall Enrollment

ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program)
Classes are Monday - Thursday, 2 1/2 hr per day, involving the whole
family and offers health, nutritional and social services support.
Children must be 4 by August 31st, if space is available will consider 3 years olds for Fall Enrollment

 Peer Inclusion Preschool
This program offers both AM and PM Classes with sessions of 4 or 5 days a week, available for 3 and 4 year old children who play and learn together with peers who have developmental delays.  Children must live within a Title I eligible attendance area.
Children must be 3 by March 31 for Fall Enrollment

Title I Preschool
Language rich Preschool program for children who live in the attendance area of any Tacoma Title I school.  Title I Preschool offers 2 half-day sessions, Monday through Friday at Arlington, Boze, Manitou Park, Mann, Stafford and Stanley elementary schools.
Children must be 4 by August 31 for Fall Enrollment

Tuition based Montessori Pre School at Geiger and Bryant
Full Day Pre school from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$650.00 per month
Children must be at least 3 by August 31 for Fall Enrollment
For more information regarding Montessori Pre School:

Geiger - 253-571-6800
Bryant - 253-571-2800




Screening Programs
If have concerns about your child's development call:
ChildFind - 253-571-2610
A service provided by the Tacoma School District 

 preschool openings


Preschool Registration is open for the 2015-2016 School year. 

Please call 


for more information. 


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