Alphabet Preschool and Learning Center grew out of a dream which began nearly 30 years ago. Starting out as a Home Daycare and expanding into a Mini-Center and then finally as a fully licensed Preschool Center has truly been a labor of love. A desire to help mold and encourage young minds has been the driving force behind our success. Upon entering our doors the needs of the child become our chief priority.
From the beginning we have helped to define the shape and the future of Early Childhood Education in our area. By working closely with state agencies and individuals who influence policy we have championed the rights of children in local communities. Our facilities are used as educational sights by various colleges and as tour facilities for state agencies.
We firmly believe that in order to foster creativity and provide a firm foundation for our children we must first develop those attributes in our teachers. We are constantly partnering with our teachers at all levels to ensure that they receive the best education possible for the benefit of our children. All of our Lead Teachers must posses an ECE degree to hold that position. The majority of our Lead Teachers have also gone on to earn their CDA’s in addition to an Associates, giving them the equivalent of a BA degree in Early Childhood Education.
Following are some the organizations and institutions with whom we have a relationship: Bates Technical College, Pierce Community College, TAEYC, NAEYC, and the Private Industry Council. One of our Director’s also sits on the Advisory Board for the ECE program at Bates College and Pierce College. We are continuously seeking new relationships that will spearhead our work of ensuring our children a bright future.
Please contact us for our current rates. Also, please keep in mind that our rates are based on your child’s age as well as the number of children you are enrolling. You may receive a discount on the overall rate if you enroll more than one child full-time.
We do accept DSHS clients. As a matter of fact, over 70% of our client’s are subsidized by DSHS. We would be more than happy to assist you in applying for childcare benefits.
We are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except at our South Tacoma Way location where we open at 5:30 a.m. Our classes start at 9:00 a.m. and are usually over at 3:30 p.m. Prior to 9:00 a.m. and after 3:30 p.m. we offer the children structured activities to “warm them up” for the day’s schedule and to get their creative juices flowing!