Early Learning (Preschool)

Apply for Preschool

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open April 8, 2024. We are still accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year.

2023-2024 Preschool application

Complete a preschool application to help us determine your child’s eligibility; we review address, age, and household income. Families can expect to hear from our team within four weeks and if eligible, you will also complete a TPS enrollment application.

Children must be three or four-years-old on or before August 31, 2023 to qualify for preschool. 

State, federal and local funding allows us to offer half-day (AM or PM) and full school-day programs across the district for qualifying families. Space is limited and submitting an application does not guarantee enrollment into a program.

If you have moved into Tacoma Public Schools from another school district and your child has an existing IEP, please contact Child Find at 253-571-2610 for assistance with preschool placement.

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