Preschool Registration

Tacoma Public Schools offers six preschool programs at more than 30 locations across the district. Enrollment criteria varies and is available only to those residing within TPS boundaries. 

Preschool enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year OPENS March 5, 2018.

Contact Early Learning at 253-571-2620 or

We’ll walk you through a few questions to help determine which programs you qualify for and the programs that might be a good fit for your child. 

Common enrollment eligibility questions: (if emailing please provide answers)

        • Child's Age

        • Home address (free preschool only available to families in the TPS boundaries)

        • Household income and size

        • Suspected or diagnosed developmental delays

Contact the Preschool Program(s)  The Early Learning office will provide contact information for those programs your child qualifies for.  Every effort will be made to place your child in the school location that is closest to your home or the school of your choice.

Submit your completed enrollment packet to the program you choose. Your program will provide you with forms and can help you with the paperwork if you need assistance and they’ll also provide specific instructions on where to turn the packet in.