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South King County

Benson Hill Cooperative Preschool

Renton or Kent cooperative preschool

located in First Christian Church of Kent 11717 SE 240th Street Kent, WA 98031 (not affiliated with the church)

Our preschool offers large daylight classrooms with a variety of materials including; free choice art area,children’s library, drama room, blocks, and large indoor/outdoor play areas, plus convenient parking. We are just a short drive from Renton, Kent, Auburn, and Tukwila. We offer classes from Birth – 6 years. Benson Hill Cooperative Preschool is a not-for-profit preschool. We are affiliated with Green River Community College and parents earn college credits as a part of their Parent Education Classes. These classes are taught by GRCC Early Childhood Education staff

Open House Picnic Saturday Aug 23 11am-1pm

Register by Aug 31st and receive $10 off registration.

Class Day/Times Tuition

Toddlers 12-24 months T 9:30-11:30am $50/ month

  • 2’s – 2-3 years W 9:30-11:30am $50/month
  • 3’s – 3-4 years T/R 9:15-11:15am $80/month
  • prek – 4-5 years M/W/F 9:15-12:00pm $110/month
  • Half Day Kindergarten 5 and Up M-F 12:45-3:45pm $175/month

Initial registration fees: $30 Toddler’s & Two’s / $50& Three’s/Four’s & Pre-K / $75 Half day Kindergarten

One time Green River registration: $20

Green river tuition – $32/quarter or 253.833.9111 x4829

Kent Meridian Co-Op Preschool

KM preschool


First Presbyterian Church of Kent
9425 S. 248th St.
Kent, WA 98030-4867
(we are not affiliated with the church)


KM Co-op is an independent, non profit preschool. Our program is affordable and allows for parent participation. Parents also benefit from parent education classes for no additional fees. Programs available for children from 0-5 years. Check out our Mommy and me baby class and our NEW RAINBOW CLASS!


Voicemail: (leave a message and we will promptly return your call) 253-951-1115
Email:  Eileen Burns Caparoso


REGISTRATION FEE:  Before June 1- $50.00 for one child, $75.00 per family. AFTER JUNE 1: $75 for one student and $100 per family


Fundraising Obligation: The fundraising obligation is $112 per student or $168 per family (i.e. two or more students).  You can participate in our awesome fundraisers,  pay this amount outright, or a combination of the two.


Classes and tuition: White:  Monday  9:30 – 11:30 a.m.Infants– $52 ; Red: Monday  9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Must be 1 years old by August 31st — $55 ; Orange:  Wednesday   9:30-11:30 a.m. – Must be 2 years old by August 31st – $55 ; Blue:  Tues/Thurs9:15-11:30 a.m. – Must be 3 years old by August 31st– $90 ; Purple: Tues/Thurs/Fri 12:15-2:30 p.m. – Must be 4 years old by August 31st – $115 NEW RainbowServing Siblings and Multiple ages from 3-5 years old- Monday/Wednesday 12:15-2:30, Friday 9:15-11:30 p.m.- $110


You can try a class for FREE anytime! Just contact our registrar to schedule a visit! 253-951-1115


Burien Cooperative Preschool 206-241-6714

Classes:Fireflies/Crickets (1 year olds)-1 day a week (parent/child class-1 hour); Dragonflies (2 year olds)-2 days a week (2 hours each day);Otters (3 year olds) 3 days a week (2 hours each day); Orcas (4 year olds) 3 days a week (2.5 hours each day).

Tuition and Fees  **Current Rates-Subject to change    1’s 33.00  2’s  62.00; 3’s 89.00; 4’s 96.00   (monthly)   We also have an affiliation fee with Bates Technical College per family-12.20, 24.40, and 36.60, depending on the oldest child    40.00 registration fee

Federal Way Co-op Preschool Located on the West Hill of Auburn 253 486 7949253 486 7949

Classes: 2’s class;3’s class and 4’s/Pre-K class; placement is based on the child’s age as of August 31.

Tuition and Fees: Tuition is 57.00 per month for the 2’s class; 59.00 for the 3’s class and 79.00 for the 4’s/Pre-K class, plus a 30.00 registration fee. Registration for the 2011-2012 school year begins April 1.


Plateau Kids’ Co-op

Orange Class for 2 and 3 year olds. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11:30

Blue Class for 3 and 4 year olds Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30-12


Mountain View Cooperative Preschool 253 896 3661253 896 3661

Classes: 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s/Pre-K

Tuition: Monthly tuition is 36.00 for 2’s,  50.00 for 3’s, 65.00 for 4’s and 75.00 for 5’s. We also have a one time registration fee and Bates college fees of 40-113.00 dollars for the year.

Bonney Lake

Concordia Lutheran at Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake Preschool Concordia

Concordia Bonney Lake Preschool enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. Both Preschool and Pre-K class slots available.

Preschool classes for 3 and 4 years olds meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 -11:30 a.m.  Learning  is introduced through music, art, play with emphasis on learning letters, numbers, socialization and following routines.

Pre-K classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Caring teachers focus on all aspects of
kindergarten readiness and teaching the whole child.

Individual tours can be arranged by contacting Lynette Neumiller, Director 253-229-6782, We look forward to hearing from you.

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Preschool openings in PM pre-K!

Celebration Friends 253 848-1098253 848-1098

Classes: Classes for 3 and 4 year olds and Pre K classes for 4 and 5 year olds.

We’re proud to have been voted Best in the South Sound for the 2nd year! Our teachers have a collective 70 years of experience educating area preschoolers. Our goal is to prepare children academically, physically, and socially, to be successful learners in kindergarten. Daily activities include centers, stories, and games. There is also a weekly chapel time with the pastor.

We invite you to schedule a tour to meet our experienced staff and see our classrooms.

The Giving Tree Preschool   Puyallup/South Hill

Classes: 3/4 year old classroom and a 4/5 year old classroom

Tution: Fall 2011  2 days a week 160.00 a month, 3 days a week 205.00 a month, 4 days a week 287.00 a month.

Puyallup South Cooperative Preschool

Puyallup Cooperative Preschool

Classes offered for 2s, 3s, 4s/PreK and run October – May.
Blue Class (W/F) (2 years old by 8/31) 9:30 am – 11:00am $52.00/month
Yellow Class (T/Th)(3 years old by 8/31)  9:30 – 11:30$62.00/month

Green Class Pre-Kindergarten (M/W/F)(4 & 5 years old by 8/31) 11:45 – 2:15$82.00/month
Puyallup South Co-op Annual Registration Fee:
$55.00 for the first child enrolled, $20.00 each additional child.
Bates Technical College Annual Registration Fee (2013-2014):
Blue Class and Yellow Class   $83.40 per family*
Red Class and Green Class    $124.50 per family*
Additional fees and Bates Registration due at Parent Orientation in September prior to school year.

Puyallup Valley Cooperative Preschool

Ages 2-5 2/3’s ———–Monday & Wednesday———- 9:30-11:30 am
3/4’s Juniors— Tuesday & Thursday———— 9:30-11:30 am
4/5’s Seniors– Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays–12:30-2:30 pm

Tuition is 55.00-70.00, plus one time registration fees. For more information, contact
(253) 620-4556(253) 620-4556

South Hill Cooperative Preschool 253-435-1740253-435-1740

Classes: 3-5 year olds  3’s T/TH  4/5’s MWF

Tuition and fees:Monthly tuition is 65.00 for 3’s 80.00 for 4/5s


Midland Cooperative Preschool 253-906-2681253-906-2681

Classes: Parent/Child Classes for 1’s Tuesdays or Thursdays and 2’s Wednesdays or Fridays  2hrs each class

Fees: $40 registration; $150 per 10-week quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring); additional siblings $100 per quarter; military discount; non-mobile infants are welcome to accompany parent and enrolled sibling at no additional charge.

Tacoma/North East Tacoma

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Mission: The Purpose of Marine View Christian Preschool is to nurture children spiritually, to prepare them academically for Kindergarten and help them grow socially in their interactions with others.
Our preschool curriculum is designed and administered by a Masters-degreed professional with seven years experience in Tacoma-area schools.   Students of Marine View Christian Preschool graduate well-prepared for Kindergarten.
2012-2013 School Year
2’s Class: T/Th        10:30-Noon  $66 a month
3’s Class: T/Th/F        9:30-Noon    $165 a month
3’s Class M/W/F      9:30-Noon    $165 a month
4’s Class T/W/Th/F  12:30-3:00    $220 a month
Scholarship applications available upon request.
Call today for more information or a tour, 253-952-7343253-952-7343 or check out our website at

Tacoma/University Place

Charles Wright Academy

Junior kindergarten program for 4 year olds

Full day-5 day a week Jr. Kindergarten (Pre-K); Full day-5 day a week Kindergarten

Before and After School Care is also available

At Charles Wright Academy we believe experiential learning through world languages, science labs, athletics, and arts are a absolute must. With a class size of 16, and a student/teacher ratio of 8:1, every child gets more time and attention and more individualized challenges and support.

Charles Wright’s full-day, Jr.Kindergarten (pre-k) and Kindergarten programs provide the broadest and deepest early learning experiences you will find in the South Sound. Teachers are assisted by a para-educator. Students are also taught by nine different specialized teachers, all experts in their respective fields. They take frequent field trips and participate in many all-school activities.

Tuition varies depending on program. Financial Aid may be available.


Annie Wright schools
A World Class Independent School With The Coverage of Day Care
New for 2014-2015! Preschool and Prekindergarten now includes year-round programming and before and after school care at no additional  charge. Boys and girls 3-5 play with purpose at Annie Wright Schools. Annie Wright offers full and half day options in Preschool and Prekindergarten. Each week students attend swimming, science, Spanish, PE, music, and library. Certified teachers provide an educational and nurturing environment combined with small classes (16 max).
Tuition varies and financial aid is available on a need basis.
A World Class Independent School with the Coverage of Day Care
Learn more here or call 253.272.2216

Sunset Christian Preschool

University Place Christian Preschool

Drawing families from University Place and Tacoma neighborhoods, Sunset Christian Preschoolis a ministry of University Place Presbyterian Church. We partner with parents to nurture the whole child in a loving, Christian atmosphere.
• Morning and afternoon classes for children 2 years-kindergarten
• Affordable Lunch Bunch Program (free to children who attend afternoon classes)
• Afternoon Enrichment Program with a focus on music and artsCome visit us and see why our children love learning here. Visit Sunset Christian Preschool for more information, and Schedule a tour today!For tours and information:
SCP Director, Marty Kelly
253-564-2522 ext.138SCP Administrator, Vi Thornton
253-564-2522 ext.121
Jack and Jill is the oldest cooperative preschool in Tacoma. Teacher, Kim, has been with the school for 20 years. Children learn through developmentally appropriate play, while parents benefit from educational opportunities and support. Prospective parents are always welcome to visit. Potty training is not required. Classes available for ages 2-5
Jack and Jill preschool

Old-Town Cooperative Preschool North End of Tacoma

Classes: Classes for 2-5 year olds

Tuition: Along with parent participation, fees are approximately 450.00 a year for walkabouts, 567.00 a year for runabouts, and 711.00 a year for Pre-K.

Narrows Co-operative Preschool

-Our Annual Open house is coming March 1, 2014 from 10a-1p.  This kicks off our Open Enrollment for the 2014/2015 School year.  
We offer courses for three age groups; 2s, 3s, and Pre-K 
Come see our facilities, meet our teachers, let your children explore and play, speak to current enrolled parents, and enroll your child on the spot!

Tacoma Cooperative Preschool

We offer classes for 2 year olds (days and times are optional info) Tue/Thurs from 9:45-11:15a
3 year olds M, W, F from 9:15-11:15a
& 4/5 year PreK M, W, F 11:45a-2:15p
And we offer a one of a kind enrichment Music Fun class!  Once a week on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30, kids from 3-5 can explore the world of Music!  The teacher shares musical games, songs, dances, hands on exploration of fun instruments, field trips, musical crafts and so much more

3912 Grandview Dr. West (Brookside Way)
University Place, WA 98466

North Orchard Delong Cooperative preschool

North Orchard Delong Preschool Co-op  OPEN HOUSE May 20th 4:30-6:30
602 N. Orchard St. Tacoma, WA 98406
Phone number: (253) 620-4004

We are a cooperative preschool in the North end of Tacoma that offers 2-5 year old the opportunity to learn, play, and grow.  Under the instruction of Teacher Diana, she uses the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching the children. We have two classes at this time for 2-3 1/2 year olds and the 3 1/2 to 5 year olds. We do not require the children to be potty trained prior to entry. For additional information please go to our website listed above

Classroom Schedule and Tuition:
2-3 year old class: Tuesday/Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30- $55 per month
3 1/2 to 5 year old class: Monday/Wednesday/Fridays  9:30 to 12:00- $80.
(Rates maybe subject to change). There is also an additional registration and Bates fees.

Update-Additional classes added as of 8/2014 North Orchard Delong Cooperative preschool is pleased to announce the opening of our new afternoon preschool classroom.
Due to high demand we’ve decided to add this preschool class for children 3-5years old, three days a week Tuesday Wednesday, andThursday, from 12:30-3pm
We offer low ratios, low tuition, reggio inspired, fun, loving, and developmentally appropriate environment where children learn thru play based learning. 
Please call 620-4004 or check out our web page to make a appointment to see our school

Wapato Co-op
Classes for 2-4 year olds.  Located in Westminster Presbyterian Church 5236 East B Street  Tacoma, WA
253 476 0907253 476 0907   or visit

Lakewood (Tacoma/JBLM/Lacey/Ft Steilacoom)

Pierce College Parent/Child Preschool at Fort Steilacoom

Quality programs for children 18months-3 and their parents or caregivers. Parents earn two college credits as they learn along side their children in a fun, enriched environment with experienced early childhood educators. Enrolling now for Winter classes.

Steilacoom Co-op  Classes for 2-4 year olds. Low cost; parents participate in the classroom and in running the school. Bates affiliated.

The preschool is located in Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 8601 104th St SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
- Classroom message phone number: 253-905-6009253-905-6009
- Website:


Faith Lutheran School

Classes: Preschool-6th grade; Childcare program for younger children

Tuition and fees: 1,840.00 a year for the preschool program

We have strong academics and a quality Christian education at affordable rates. We have small class sizes and caring, loving, Christian teachers.

Children in preschool and up must be toilet trained.

St. Andrews Preschool, or phone at 360-491-2030360-491-2030

Tuition: Monthly tuition is 120.00 for the two day a week program for 3 year olds; 140.00 a month for the three day a week program for 4 and 5 year olds.

Toilet training is required.

Children learn through play, as well as instructed, emergent curriculum. We serve all children while we focus on their individual needs. We are a loving, nurturing environment that creates positive self esteem, self-help skills and independence, while encouraging children to learn to their full potential.

Lacey Co-Operative Preschool  Located in Timberline Baptist Church at 6628 Mullen Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503 where they rent space.

Tuition: 120.00-160.00

Classes for children 2-5 or call (360) 459-5297.  Focus on social and emotional preparedness for kindergarten

Affiliated wit South Puget Sound Community College, includes parenting workshops


Steamboat Island Co-op Preschool
6241 41st ave, Olympia wa
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Chipmunk class 18months-3 Tuesday & Thursday $110/mo
Otter class 3 year olds Monday, Wednesday & Friday (mornings) $135/mo
Orca class 4-5 year olds Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoon $135/mo
At steamboat island co op preschool we advocate learning though play. Call or visit our website to set up a visit with your preschooler today!

Gig Harbor

Discovery Village

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Classes: Classes for 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s

Tuition includes a museum membership-sibling discounts available!

Toilet training is not required.

We offer small class sizes and a curriculum that uses a combination of Montessori and traditional teaching philosophies. Discovery Village has a rich curriculum which includes music, art,  Spanish, and an indoor playground for gross motor development and fun!

Gig Harbor Academy

Classes: Preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds; Full day-5 day a week Pre-K; Full day-5 day a week Kindergarten. Classes are also offered for students in 1st-5th grade.

Tuition: The preschool program starts at 2,950.00 for the year.

Contact: 253-265-2150253-265-2150 or

Stepping Stones Christian Preschool 3’s, 4’s, Pre-K  Child care for 12mos-5 year olds not yet in kindergarten is also available through Little Steps

Tuition: Varies, depending on campus

Gig Harbor Cooperative Preschool Two Locations: Hales Pass Community Center on Ray Nash and the Masonic Lodge on 96th  St. NW  858-6911 or

Classes: Classes for 2-5 year olds

Port Orchard

Montessori Farmhouse

Nature Preschool Port Orchard

13521 Bethel Burley Rd SE

Port Orchard, WA 98367

253 857 8051-call for a tour!

Preschool-Ages 2 1/2 – 6 years
Monday-Friday 8:30-12:30  Half Day /  Full Day 8:30-3pm
Elementary- Ages 6-9 years / Monday-Friday  9am-3:15
Before and After School Care
Summer School

We are dedicated to providing an enriching and challenging educational environment where each child is encouraged to grow to his or her fullest potential academically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.  Through the dynamic partnership of child, parent and teacher, a consistent Montessori framework for learning is developed, offering an “education for life.”

Classes: Preschool-6th grade

Tuition and Fees: Preschool: Monthly tuition is 270.00 for half day; 500.00 for all day; 75.00 yearly registration fee

South Colby Cooperative Preschool

Classes: Bumble Bees 18 mos-3 years Frogs 3-4 years  Ladybugs 4-5 years  Monarchs 4-5 years

Tuition and Fees:Bumble Bees and Frogs: 70.00 Co-op/115.00 Non-Co-op, Ladybugs 110.00/175.00, Monarchs 140.00/230.00    Plus one time registration fee of 40.00 and a one time supply fee of 30.00 to 50.00

Need more leads? Have questions about how to choose? You’re welcome to leave a comment here, or drop me a line. You’re also welcome to get input from the friendly parents and caregivers over at the Facebook page.

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