Play, Learn, & Grow Preschool

  • Preschool (3-4 years old)
  • Pre-K (4-5 years old)

We are a nine-month program that offers part-day classes for 3 to 6 year olds. Children must be three or four by September 1 of the year they enroll and must be toilet trained. Children may be six as long as they turned six in the school year enrolled.

Learn More
Drop in informally to visit STAR Center and ask questions

  • 9:00 am-9:00 pm Monday thru Friday
  • 9:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday, Sunday
  • Or make an appointment with the Preschool Director by calling (253) 404-3947.

Please note that private tour times are arranged by appointment only and will be conducted through our viewing area just outside of the classroom to limit disruption and learning.

Registration

Registration is ongoing, even after the session has begun.

Application

Preschool Ages 3-4

Preschool Ages 3-4

Follows Washington State Early Learning & Development Guidelines
Lead Teacher : Emily Murray

Tuesday/Thursday
9:30 am-12:30 pm

Session 1  9/10-10/24
Session 2  10/29-12/19

Tuition
Resident $260, Non-Resident $270, STAR Passholder Discount $- 30
Annual enrollment fee $50

Financial Aid Information

Class Size
Each class has a max of 20 children and two teachers per class.

Parent Involvement
Play Learn Grow Preschool offers many opportunities for parental involvement through volunteering and assisting in special activities.

Sample Day

  • 9:30 am Arrival/Free Play
  • 10:00 am Circle Time
  • 10:15 am Worksheets
  • 10:40 am Snack
  • 11:00 am Recess
  • 11:30 am Craft
  • 11:50 am Clean-up
  • 12:00 pm Cool Down
  • 12:20 pm Pack-up
  • 12:30 pm Pick-up

Pre-K Ages 4-5

Pre-K Ages 4-5

Monday, Weds, Friday
9:30 am-12:30 pm

Session 1 9/9-10/25
Session 2 10/28-12/20

Tuition
Resident $335, Non-Resident $345, STAR Passholder Discount $- 45
Annual enrollment fee $50

Financial Aid Information

Class Size
Each class has a max of 20 children and two teachers per class.

Parent Involvement
Play Learn Grow Preschool offers many opportunities for parental involvement through volunteering and assisting in special activities.

Sample Day

  • 9:30 am Arrival/Free Play
  • 10:00 am Circle Time
  • 10:15 am Worksheets
  • 10:40 am Snack
  • 11:00 am Recess
  • 11:30 am Craft
  • 11:50 am Clean-up
  • 12:00 pm Cool Down
  • 12:20 pm Pack-up
  • 12:30 pm Pick-up

Philosophy

Philosophy

Play, Learn and Grow provides children with special opportunities to learn about themselves, the world, and life. By connecting young children with healthy lifestyle choices, we hope to instill a love of health and learning that will help them foster a positive life ethic and caring attitude that will follow them throughout their lives.

Children have the opportunity to develop physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and creatively in the environment with academic components.

Academic-based activities happen indoors and outdoors; in whole group activities, small group activities, and individual activities; at the preschool site and on STAR Center grounds and; as planned, teacher-driven activities, child-initiated activities, and spontaneous activities.

We envision children who can enter Kindergarten with the social, emotional, and academic skills necessary for a seamless transition. Through a high quality early childhood environment, we will prepare all of our participants for Kindergarten by:

  • Aligning our curriculum with the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines.
  • Assisting children in their interactions with each other and offering opportunities for cooperative learning.
  • Individualizing curriculum for each child to meet them where they are
  • Teaming with families to understand children through the wisdom of their first teachers—their parents.
  • Integrating individualized goal setting
  • Providing an environment which encourages discovery, experimentation, and the opportunity to see the results of one’s actions.
  • Encouraging diverse thinking and reflection by asking open-ended questions and providing information in response to children’s ideas, insights, and concerns.
  • Appreciating the individuality of children and celebrating their uniqueness.