Preschool Powered by Play

Preschool Powered by Play

Helping prepare children to be confident and eager learners

Inspired by the Best in Early Childhood Education

Serving children ages 2 – 5 years old and their adults, 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.

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. We offer Toddler and Preschool Classes through Preschool Powered by Play.

Our Preschool Classes are offered at two locations, Hoyt Early Learning Center and the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Two, Three, or Five-day per week classes for children ages 3 – 5 year old during the academic year Sept – May.

Toddler Classes are offered only at the Hoyt Early Learning Center, two consecutive days a week providing a foundation for familiarity with routine and learning through playful experiences, interactions, and environments.

Questions? Please contact our Preschool Powered by Play Team at preschoolpoweredbyplay@playtacoma.org or call 253-627-6031×226

Enrollment opens February 11 at 9 a.m. for toddler and preschool classes.

2020-2021 Class Days, Times, and Tuition

Children’s Museum of Tacoma Campus | 1501 Pacific Avenue | Tacoma, WA 98402

Two- day option | Thurs-Fri 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Co-op: $200/month, Drop off: $270/month
Three-day option | Mon-Wed 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Co-op: $290/month, Drop off: $390/month
Five-day option | Mon-Fri 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Co-op: $485/month cooperative, Drop off: $650/month

Hoyt Early Learning Center Campus | 2708 N. Union Avenue | Tacoma, WA 98407

Three Day | Mon-Wed AM Class: 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Co-op*: $290/month Drop-off: $390/month
Currently full, with a waitlist
Three Day | Mon-Wed PM Class: 1:30 – 4 p.m. | Co-op*: $290/month Drop-off: $390/month
Extended Three Day | Wed-Thurs 9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. |Co-op*: $390/month Drop-off: $490/month

* Co-op requires 2-3 parent/caregiver shifts in the classroom per month

Hoyt Early Learning Center Campus | 2708 N. Union Avenue | Tacoma, WA 98407

Times:
Toddler 1 Class | Mon-Tues 8:45 – 10:15 a.m. | Co-op* $200 per month | Drop-off $270 per month
Toddler 2 Class | Mon-Tues 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Co-op* $200 per month | Drop-off $270 per month
Toddler 3 Class | Thur-Fri  8:45 – 10:15 a.m. | Co-op* $200 per month | Drop-off $270 per month
Toddler 4 Class |  Thur-Fri 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Co-op* $200 per month | Drop-off $270 per month