Right At School: Preschool

Tuition-based preschool will be offered at Firgrove and Maplewood elementary schools in fall 2019 and at Pope in fall 2020 and is open to students who are three by August 31, 2019 and four-year-old students. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

In order to provide more options for families and because it is more cost effective, the Puyallup School District will partner with Right At School to offer the regional preschool program. There are no planned changes to the district’s special education preschool program which is currently in place. 

Registration will take place directly through Right At School (see links below). The tuition-based preschool will be 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.

Currently, Right At School provides before and after childcare at every elementary school in the district. The childcare partnership began in fall 2017 and has proven successful for parents, guardians, students, and the district.

Register now for Maplewood preschool.

Register now for Firgrove preschool.

Tuition-Based Preschool Questions/Answers

Q:  Where will tuition-based preschool be housed for the 2019 – 2020 school year?
A:  Tuition-based preschool will be housed at Firgrove Elementary School and Maplewood Elementary School.

Q:  What are the start and end times?
A:   Firgrove

  •      •  Full Day: 8:00AM – 3:30PM
  •      •  ½ Day Morning: 8:00AM – 11:00AM
  •      •  ½ Day Afternoon: 12:30PM – 3:30PM

      Maplewood

  •      •  Full Day: 8:30AM – 4:00PM
  •      •  ½ Day Morning: 8:30AM – 11:30AM
  •      •  ½ Day Afternoon: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Q: Does my child need to be a Puyallup School District resident in order to enroll in the tuition-based preschool program?
A: Yes, your child needs to be a Puyallup School District resident in order to enroll in the tuition-based preschool program.

Q: Does my child need to live within the Firgrove Elementary School attendance area or Maplewood Elementary attendance area in order to enroll in preschool? 
A: No, your child does not need to live within the Firgrove Elementary school attendance area or Maplewood attendance area in order to enroll in preschool.

Q: How old does my child need to be in order to enroll and attend tuition-based preschool?
A: Your child must turn three (3) years of age prior to August 31st of their enrollment year.

Q: How will my child be transported to and from the tuition-based preschool program?
A: Families are responsible for providing transportation to and from the tuition-based preschool program.

Q: Does the tuition-based preschool program offer before and/or after school childcare?
A: Yes, the tuition-based preschool program offers before and/or after school childcare. 

Q: Does the tuition-based preschool program offer half-day and full-day preschool services?
A: Yes, the tuition-based preschool program offers half-day (AM or PM) and full-day preschool services.

Q: When may I register my child for tuition-based preschool?
A: Registration for tuition-based preschool is now open.  More information regarding registration, pricing, and scheduling can be found by clicking on the following links:

Early Learning Center