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.
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.