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Preschool (Tuition Based)

The Right At School preschool program is offered primarily at Pope, with enrollment at Maplewood and Ridgecrest as needed, and is open to students who are three by August 31, as well as four-year-old students.

Tuition-based preschool is offered to families who live within the Puyallup School District boundaries and:

     • Includes half-day, full-day, and before/after school childcare;
     • Meets PSD’s kindergarten readiness expectations. Right At School uses a core curriculum that our district preschool committee recommends;
     • Serves three and four-year-old students, five days a week;
     • Cost for monthly tuition:
           –  $600 for half-day (AM or PM), which includes before or after school childcare, or
           – $1,000 for full-day, which includes before and after school childcare;
     • Accepts state childcare subsidy;
     • Five staff per site (based on two classrooms): One director, two lead teachers, and two assistant teachers; and
     • Projected enrollment of 20 students per classroom.

For more information and to register visit the Right At School Preschool Registration webpage.

Early Childhood Educational Assistance Program (ECEAP)

ECEAP is a state-funded program for children from low-income families who are age three or four by August 31.  Children qualify for this program on the basis of the family income.  The program is coordinated and staffed through the Pierce County Human Services Department. 

Puyallup School District provides school space to ensure services for children in our district who qualify.

Services provided to students who qualify for ECEAP include half-day classroom instruction three days a week, one or two meals per day, and periodic health screening.  Additionally, staff works with families to share information, strategies, activities, and resources for the child.

For information about ECEAP and registration procedures, call Pierce County Human Services at (253) 798-4400 (option #4).