Come learn more about Preschool Powered by Play. Arrange an onsite visit to the Museum to speak with one of our teachers. Teachers are on-hand to show you around the classroom, answer your questions, and learn more about your unique school-readiness needs for your young child.
For a tour of the classroom, contact Alyssa Tongue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253.627.6031 ext. 225.
Morning classes: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:15-11:45 a.m.
Afternoon classes: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:30-4 p.m.
Co-op* Preschool - $250/month
Drop-op Preschool - $350/month
Download a preschool application here.
For families choosing the co-op* option, please complete a background check form and return it with your application.
*Co-op parents are required to volunteer at least 2-3 scheduled class times per month and must complete a background check.
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.