Parents can begin to register their children for Tacoma Public Schools’ preschools and kindergartens March 3.
If your child will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, please visit your neighborhood school to register and bring:
• A copy of your student’s birth certificate or other document to verify age, such as a baptismal certificate, hospital records or insurance records.
• Immunization records.
All Tacoma elementary schools offer full-day kindergarten programs and each elementary school will have an open house for kindergarten registration. To find dates and times, please visit the district’s events calendar on the website at tacomaschools.org.
An early-entrance-to-kindergarten screening for children who will turn 5 years old between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31 will be scheduled for Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 11-14. Contact the Early Learning Department after March 3 at 253-571-1049 for an appointment.
Children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 31 may qualify for a free preschool program at one of 28 elementary schools. About 1,088 free preschool slots are available in Head Start, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Title 1 and Peer Inclusion programs.
Bryant and Geiger Montessori schools charge a monthly fee for their full-day preschool programs.
Registration for all preschool programs begins March 3.
For information about Montessori registration, contact Bryant (253-571-2800) or Geiger (253-571-6800) directly.