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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 2014-15 began March 3.  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,

Children that reside in Tacoma SD participate in Special Education Preschool programs as role models for their classmates.  Must meet Title I, Head Start or ECEAP eligibility.  This program is available at 15 elementary schools.

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 9-3:30 pm

$650.00 per month 

Children must be at least 3 by August 31 for Fall Enrollment

For more information regarding Montessori Pre School -

Geiger - 571-6800

Bryant - 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

We still have openings for free half-day preschool for the 2014-2015 school year at the following elementary schools:

Arlington, Birney, Boze, Franklin, Jefferson, Larchmont, McCarver, NE Tacoma, Reed​, Roosevelt & Stanley

Call 253-571-1049 to register.


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