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South King County

Benson Hill Cooperative Preschool

Renton or Kent cooperative preschoolOur preschool offers large daylight classrooms with a variety of materials including: free choice art area, children’s library, drama room, blocks, large indoor/outdoor play areas, and 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.

Classes, Tuition & Fees

  • Toddlers: 12-24 months, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am, $50/month
  • Two’s class: 2-3 year olds, Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am, $50/month
  • Three’s class: 3-4 year olds, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:15-11:15am, $80/month
  • Pre-K:  4-5 year olds, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:15-12:00pm, $110/month
  • Half Day Kindergarten: 5 and up, Monday-Friday, 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

Location & Contact Info
First Christian Church of Kent, 11717 SE 240th Street Kent, WA 98031 (not affiliated with the church)
253.833.9111 x4829

Kent Meridian Co-Op Preschool

KM preschool

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!  You can try a class for FREE anytime! Contact us to schedule a visit!

Classes, Tuition & Fees

  • White (Infants),  Monday, 9:30-11:30 am, $52/month
  • Red (1 year old by August 31st), Monday, 9:30-11:30am, $55/month
  • Orange (2 years old by August 31st), Wednesday, 9:30-11:30am, $55/month
  • Blue (3 years old by August 31st), Tuesday/Thursday, 9:15-11:30am, $90/month
  • Purple (4 years old by August 31st), Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 12:15-2:30pm, $115/month
  • Rainbow (serving siblings and multiple ages from 3-5 years old), Monday/Wednesday, 12:15-2:30pm and Fridays 9:15-11:30pm, $110/month
  • Registration Fee: Before June 1, $50/1 student, $75/family. After June 1, $75/1 student, $100/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.

Location & Contact Info
First Presbyterian Church of Kent, 9425 S 248th St, Kent, WA 98030 (not affiliated with the church)
Voicemail: 253-951-1115 (leave a message and we will promptly return your call)
Eileen Burns Caparoso,

Christian Faith Preschool 

CFCAt CFS we recognize and celebrate the ever-changing world of the preschooler. Academics, Bible, fine arts, and personal/social skills are all taught through an environment that includes a personal approach with real life experiences, encouraging collaboration and critical thinking.

Classes, Tuition & Fees

  • Half Day Preschool, 3-4 year olds, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-11:30am, $415/momth
  • Full Day Preschool, 3-4 year olds, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-3:10pm, $700/month
  • Extended Day Preschool, 3-4 year olds, Monday-Friday, open 6:00am-6:00pm, $915/month
  • Enrollment Fee: $100

Location & Contact Info

Federal Way Head Start/ECEAP

We are completely free for income-eligiblefamilies (as well as families with foster kids or grandparents raising kids), and offer a range of additional services. We have 8 locations throughout the Federal Way School District.

Additional South King County Options

Burien Cooperative Preschool 

Federal Way Co-op Preschool

Sumner Co-Op Preschool


Pierce County

Concordia Lutheran at Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake Preschool Concordia

At Concordia Lutheran, learning is introduced through music, art, play with emphasis on learning letters, numbers, socialization and following routines.  Our caring teachers focus on all aspects of
kindergarten readiness and teaching the whole child.



Classes, Tuition & Fees

  • Preschool, Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00-11:30am, $133/month
  • Pre-K, Mondays/Wednesday/Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm, $186/month
  • Registration Fee: $50, nonrefundable deposit that hold’s a child’s place

Location & Contact Info
12407 214th Ave East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Individual tours can be arranged by contacting Lynette Neumiller, Director


Puyallup South Cooperative Preschool 

Puyallup Cooperative Preschool

For children, play is both their work and pleasure. It’s an integral part of a child’s development. We provide age-appropriate, educational play manipulatives and equipment as part of carefully planned learning centers and interest areas.  We provide activities in the preschool program to help develop physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills in young children. Activities are age-appropriate and safe, providing opportunity for successful participation.


Classes, Tuition & Fees

  • Blue Class: (2 years old by 8/31) Wednesday/Friday, 9:30am-11:00am, $52/month
  • Yellow Class: (3 years old by 8/31) Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am-11:30am, $62/month
  • Green Class: (pre-kindergarten, 4/5 years old by 8/31) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:45am-2:15pm, $82/month
  • Puyallup South Co-op Annual Registration Fee: $55.00/first child, $20/each additional child
  • Bates Technical College Annual Registration Fee: $83.40 per family (Blue/Yellow), $124.50 per family (Green)
  • Additional fees and Bates Registration due at Parent Orientation in September prior to school year.

Location & Contact Info
Calvary Chapel, 3318 182nd Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387

All Saints Catholic School

The preschool program is designed for families who want an excellent pre-school program for their child without the need for full-day care.

Classes, Tuition & Fees
Preschool: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30am-11:05pm, $195/month
Pre-kindergarten: (4 years old by 08/31): Monday-Friday, 12:05pm-2:50pm, $325/month

Location & Contact Info
2323 54th Ave NE, Fife, WA 98422

Additional Pierce County Options

Mountain View Cooperative Preschool  (Edgewood/Milton)

Celebration Friends Preschool (Puyallup)

The Giving Tree Preschool (Puyallup)

Puyallup Valley Cooperative Preschool

South Hill Cooperative Preschool

Midland Cooperative Preschool (Midland/Summit)



Tacoma/NE Tacoma

Annie Wright Schools

AWS_DaySchl A World Class Independent School With The Coverage of Day Care
 Preschool and Prekindergarten now includes year-round programming and before and after school care at no additional  charge. Boys and girls ages 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.  Learn more here or call 253.272.2216

Charles Wright Academy

cwa-pf-logoAt 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.

Classes & Tuition

  • Junior kindergarten program for 4 year olds
  • Full day-5 day a week Jr. Kindergarten (Pre-K) & Kindergarten
  • Tuition varies depending on program. Financial Aid may be available.
  • Before and After School Care is also available

Contact Info
7723 Chambers Creek Road West, Tacoma, WA 98467
253-620-8373 or


Jack n Jill  Cooperative Preschool

 Jack and Jill, established in 1951, is the oldest cooperative preschool in Tacoma. Teacher Kim, on sabbatical for the 2014-2015 school year, 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.  Jack & Jill is affiliated with the Bates Technical College Co-op network.


Classes, Tuition & Fees
  • Group A (2 years old by 09/01), Monday/Thursday, 9:45am-11:15am, $56/month
  • Group B (3 years old by 09/01), Wednesday/Friday, 9:45am-11:45am, $56/month
  • Group C (4 years old by 09/01), Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12:15pm-2:45pm, $82/month
  • Registration fee: $50 non-refundable registration fee will hold your child’s spot in the class. Families registering more than one child will follow a sliding scale based on the number of family members enrolling.
  • Bates fee: Based on number of days enrolled.  Families with multiple children enrolled pay one fee.  Amount is set annually by Bates and is the same for all co-op preschools in their network.
Location & Contact Info
2507 N Vassault, Tacoma, WA
Check out their site, the Jack and Jill Co-op Facebook page, call 253.756.0637, or email

Juan Diego Academy

logo-holy-rosary-regional-schoolThe Juan Diego Academy is a Two-Way Spanish Dual-Language Immersion Program at Holy Rosary Regional School. Currently, the Juan Diego Academy has students in grades Pre-K through 2, where students learn equally in English and Spanish and testing occurs in both languages.



Classes, Tuition & Fees
Half Day Preschool: 8:00am-12:00pm, $3000
Full Day Preschool: $5450
Registration fee: $150/student
Application fee: $35/student

Location & Contact Info
504 S 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98402 or 253-272-7012

Marine View Christian Preschool

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 The Marine View Christian Preschool exists to create an environment in which children are spiritually nurtured, academically prepared for kindergarten, and allowed to grow and develop in their social interactions with others. The Preschool is a ministry of the church which provides a faith-based curriculum and Bible-based learning in a healthy social environment. Students of Marine View Christian Preschool graduate well-prepared for kindergarten. The school year runs from September through May with enrollment beginning in late March. Currently enrolled students and children of church members have first priority on class openings. Other children are accepted on a first-come, first served, basis. Enrollment is available to all children regardless of race, creed, sex, and cultural or ethnic background.
Classes, Tuition & Fees
  • Two’s Class: 2 year olds, Mondays/Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm, $66/month
  • Three’s Class: 3 year olds, Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 9:30am-12:00pm, $165/month
  • Four’s Class: 4 year olds, Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm, $220/month
  • Four’s/Five’s Class: 4/5 year olds, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm, $275/month
  • Registration Fee: $100 nonrefundable registration fee
  • Scholarship applications available upon request
Location & Contact Info
8469 Eastside Dr NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
Call today for more information or a tour, 253-952-7343,  or check out our website at

North Orchard Delong Preshool Co-Op 

North Orchard Delong Cooperative preschool

We believe in an individualized, child centered program where each young student, in their own unique way, has opportunity to think and play creatively, discover and use their individual resources and develop their inner controls.  We believe that a stimulating and enriched environment during early years has a stunning impact on the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children.  We have been serving families since 1981!  We are a cooperative preschool in the north end of Tacoma that offers 2-5 year olds the opportunity to learn, play, and grow.

Classes, Tuition & Fees

  • 2-3 years old: Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30am-11:30am, $57/month
  • 3-4years old: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm, $82/month
  • 3 1/2 -5 years old: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 12:00pm-3:00pm, $92/month
  • Yearly Registration Fee $45
  • Additional Quarterly Fees for Bates registration

Location & Contact Info
602 N Orchard St, Tacoma, WA 98406
Phone number: (253) 620-4004

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School

Inspired by Christ, our common vision at St. Charles is to prepare students to be responsible individuals with traditional Catholic values and a life-long love of learning. As a ministry of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, we provide opportunities for academic and spiritual growth within a secure and supportive environment in partnership with parents, parish, and community.

Classes, Tuition & Fees
Half Day Preschool (3 years old by 08/31), Monday-Friday, 8:30am-11:15am
Full Day Preschool, Monday-Friday, $2870

Location & Contact Info
7112 S 12th St, Tacoma, WA 98465
For more information, call 253-564-5185 ext 3021

St. Patrick Catholic School

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 11.44.16 AMSt. Patrick Catholic School provides values-based Catholic education with an emphasis on faith, service and academic excellence to families in our parish and greater community. We inspire students to embrace the gospel’s mission of service and provide service opportunities within our school, parish, and community.





Classes, Tuition & Fees
Pre Kindergarten: (3 years old by 08/31): Monday-Friday, full day, $3450
Pre Kindergarten: 3 days a week, afternoon only, $2350
Pre Kindergarten: 2 days a week, afternoon only, $1620

Location & Contact Info
1112 North G Street, Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 272-2297

Sunset Christian Preschool

University Place Christian Preschool
 Drawing families from University Place and Tacoma neighborhoods, Sunset Christian Preschool is a ministry of University Place Presbyterian Church. We partner with parents to nurture the whole child in a loving, Christian atmosphere.
Classes, Tuition & Fees
Location & Contact Info

8101 27th Street W, University Place, WA 98466
For tours and information, contact Marty Kelly (SCP Director) at 253-564-2522,  ext.138 or Vi Thornton (SCP Administrator) at 253-564-2522, ext.121

Visitation Catholic STEM Academy

visitationVisitation Catholic STEM Academy provides exceptional, individualized education from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Featuring small class sizes, computers in every classroom, and before and after-school care, Visitation maintains high academic and moral standards in a caring environment. Rich in diversity — ethnic, racial and socioeconomic — our students model compassion and service to the community. We are committed to making tuition affordable for all families.
Classes, Tuition & Fees
  • Full Day Prekindergarten, 8:15am-3:00pm, $5,892/year
  • Half-Day Prekindergarten, 8:15am-11:15am,  $2,946/year
  • Instructional fee: $50
  • Application Fee: $100 Non- Refundable
  • Non-Refundable Full Day Registration Fee – $350 per child due by June 20. ($400 per child if paid after June 20)
  • Non-Refundable Half-Day Registration Fee – $175 per child due by June 20.  ($225 per child if paid after June 20)
Location & Contact Info
3306 S 58th St, Tacoma, WA 98409

Additional Tacoma Options

Old-Town Cooperative Preschool 

Narrows Co-operative Preschool


Lakewood (Tacoma/JBLM/Lacey/Ft Steilacoom)

The Children’s Center at Pierce College (Ft. Steilacoom)

The Children’s Center is a model laboratory school specially designed with an expansive outdoor and indoor learning environment that provides many opportunities for children to grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.  We offer quality programs for children 18months-3 years old 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.

Classes, Tuition & Fees

  • 3-6 years old: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9:15am-11:15am, $270/quarter. $90 nonrefundable registration/deposit fee
  • 18-36 months: Wednesday, 9:00am-11:00am, $66.50/quarter, $28 tuition fee

Location & Contact Info
9401 Farwest Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA 98498
For more information or to enroll, please contact 253-964-6691 or

St Francis Cabrini School

stfranciEducation for the Pre-Kindergartener involves the whole child as a very active learner. At this age children need a safe, nurturing environment to foster individual development. Our curriculum supports whole child development and learning.  Pre-Kindergarten children learn best through play and interactions. They are constantly on the move, curious about their environment and things in it. They are developing their motor, social, and communication skills and are acquiring the foundation for academic skills and a basic knowledge of religion on which to build.

Classes, Tuition & Fees
Pre-kindergarten: $3600 (Catholic), $3847 (non-Catholic)
Registration fee: $300/student

Location & Contact Info
5621 108th St. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 or call (253) 584-3850

Additional Lakewood Options

Steilacoom Co-op

Faith Lutheran School (Lacey)

St. Andrews Preschool (Lacey)

Lacey Parent Co-operative Preschool 

Steamboat Island Cooperative Preschool (Olympia)


Gig Harbor

Rainy Dayz Preschool

RDP+Logo largeRainy Dayz Preschool is a not for profit S.T.E.M and literacy based school that promotes lifelong learning in a safe and nurturing environment.  The students are empowered to thrive in their surroundings with no limits or preset expectations.

Classes, Tuition & Fees

  • 2 year olds: Tuesday/Thursday, 9am-12pm, $235/month
  • 3 year olds: Tuesday/Thursday, 9am-12pm, $235/month
  • 3 year olds: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9am-12pm, $345/month
  • 4 year olds: Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm, $450/month
  • Pre-K: Monday-Thursday, 9:am-1om, $450/month
  • Friday STEM: Friday, 9am-1pm, $80/month

Location & Contact Info
2709 Jahn Ave NW, Suite H7, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone: (253)-853-7529
Regular School Year Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-2pm.
Summer Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-1pm

Gig Harbor Academy

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 9.59.20 AMThe Preschool program at Gig Harbor Academy is an Emergent Curriculum-based program, allowing the children to learn as a result of their own doing. We recognize that each child is unique and has different learning styles. Our program promotes developmentally appropriate practices and provides opportunities for social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth. Gig Harbor Academy provides an environment where children can play, explore and develop their own ideas, opinions and understanding of the world around them.

Classes, Tuition & Fees

  • Discoverers (2 years old by 08/31): Friday, 9:00am-11:00am, $1250/year ($125 deposit)
  • Explorers (2 1/2 years old by 08/31): Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday, 8:45am-11:45am, $2995/year ($300 deposit)
  • Adventurers (3 1/2 years old  by 08/31): Monday-Thursday, 12:15pm-3:15pm, $4935/year ($494 deposit)
  • Pre-kindergarten (4 years old by 08/31): Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm, $9345/year ($935 deposit)

Location & Contact Info
6820 32nd St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone: (253)265-2150

Additional Gig Harbor Options

Discovery Village

Gig Harbor Academy

Stepping Stones Christian Preschool 

Gig Harbor Cooperative Preschool 


Port Orchard

Montessori Farmhouse

Nature Preschool Port Orchard

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, Tuition & Fees

  • Preschool, ages 2 1/2-4 years old, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm, $535/month
  • Preschool, ages 2 1/2-6 years old, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm, $780/month
  • Full Day Kindergarten, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm, $780/month
  • Also offering elementary classes, before and after school care, and summer school
  • Nonrefundable application fee $50
Location & Contact Info

13521 Bethel Burley Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA 98367
253 857 8051-call for a tour!


Additional Port Orchard Options

Discovery Montessori

South Colby Cooperative Preschool




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