Come visit Preschool Powered by Play and learn more about the coming academic year. This event is appropriate for adults and their preschool-age children. No reservations required.
For a tour of the classroom during regular school hours, contact Deean Marsh at email@example.com or 253.627.6031 ext. 228.
To register, or for more information, call or email 253.627.6031 ext 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download an application here for more information.
If you are applying to be a co-op parent, please complete the background check form and submit it with your application. The application fee includes up to two background checks. Additional checks will be charged $10 each.
All classes are designed for cooperative learning of children ages 3-5 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently.
Dates & Times
Morning Session: Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Afternoon Session: Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Co-op option: $250/month
Drop off option: $350/month
Parent Involvement: Parents are welcomed to participate in education sessions and assist and volunteer anytime in the classroom. Cooperative parents are required to volunteer two to three classes each month.
Registration: Our school year is nine months and participants are encouraged to make a nine-month commitment.
The Children's Museum of Tacoma Preschool is inspired by the best in early childhood education and by the Museum’s mission of celebrating the power of play in the lifelong journey of learning.
Serving children ages 3-5 years old and their adults, we believe in the innate capacity of children to wonder, hypothesize, investigate and direct their own learning. Facilitators listen, observe, and provoke thoughtful investigations to follow the emergent interests of children within the Museum and carefully designed play-based classroom. Each learner and the collection of learners create an invested, collaborative and compassionate community that celebrates each person’s unique spark, gifts, and talents.
This relationship-based program supports parental engagement in and encouragement of the natural, playful discovery process, helping prepare children to be confident and eager learners who are ready for school and their life journey.
Deean Marsh, program manager, has lead Wee Ones Weekly, summer camps and many other Children’s Museum of Tacoma programs for over twelve years. Prior to working at the Museum she worked with Bates early childhood and parenting classes. Her joyful belief in children and nurturing of relations-based early learning programs have made deep and lasting ties with many families in Tacoma.
Alyssa Tongue, program manager, has been a Play to Learn instructor for three years and lead camps and group visit programs at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education and over four years experience working with preschool and elementary students, including teaching in a dual-language classroom. Her deep appreciation for the abilities of each child sparks meaningful and enjoyable learning for a variety of ages.
Alysia Jines, program coordinator, has enhanced our program both inside and outside the Museum assisting at Play to Learn, leading art enrichment, and assisting with many early learning programs. She has enhanced the Museum environment with her artistic touches and playful guidance of children for over six years.