Welcome to the Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center!

Welcome to the Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center 2016-17!

The Early Learning Center is in full operation at our newly remodeled facility located at 12223 A Street South. We are excited to have a permanent home! It is both state of art and beautiful with impressive heating/cooling systems, hi-tech electronics, new furnishings, a functional and safe outdoor play area, and color coordinated with a jungle theme throughout.  It is comfortable, full of light, and most importantly, child-friendly.  The students in all of our preschool programs: Head Start, ECEAP, Community Preschool, Special Education, Title 1 and High Needs love their new environment.
It's a great place to learn and work.

We are a Kids At Hope school. We believe that ALL children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! We are also a center that uses research-based teaching strategies and methods to give your child the best methods and opportunities for a jump-start to their Kindergarten year and beyond.

You'll find that our Office staff are ready and available to support and assist you. They are:
     Tricia Allen, Office Manager
     Tami McLean, Office Assistant
     Carol Miller,  Assistant Director of Early Learning
     Sandy Dickson, Head Start/ECEAP Coordinator

Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center Welcome Video

Accepting Applications

Head Start and ECEAP Classrooms:

2017-2018 applications are available NOW! Contact the office staff at (253) 298-4675 should you have questions.

  • (2017-2018) Head Start and ECEAP application: click here.

Community Preschool and Title 1 Classrooms:

Applications are not yet available for the 2017-2018 school year.  More information will be available soon.  Stay tuned....we appreciate your patience.

SPEd Classrooms:

Applications are available for our current school year (2016-2017) AND next year (2017-2018).  Feel free to drop by the office to pick-up an application or we will be glad to mail it to you. Contact the office at (253) 298-4675 should you have questions or special requests.

Important Announcements

  • Next Child Find Screening Dates (2017-2018):

                      Monday, Aug. 14th
              Wednesday, Sept. 20th

      To request a "Child Find" appointment call
      (253) 298-4658. We will return your call then set it up.

      For more details about our "Child Find" program click here

  • Ready for Kindergarten Classes will be available during the 2017-2018 school year. The schedule will be posted soon. For more information Click here

  • To Pay for Community Preschool Tuition. Click here


Class Start Times by Program:

(For a description of the program, hover your cursor over it)

Head Start & ECEAP
  AM 8:30a-12 noon
  PM 12 noon-3:30p
PM 1:00p-3:30p

Community Preschool:
   AM 8:30a-11a
      PM 1:00p-3:30p

Special Education Preschool:
  AM 8:30a-11a
     PM 1:00p-3:30p

High Needs Preschool:

Title 1 Preschool:

Unless specified otherwise, classes are held on Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday of each week .  To view our 2016-2017 school calendar click here.  If you're unsure which classroom you're child is in feel free to call the Main Office for assistance at (253) 298-4675.


Locate Us

12223 A Street South
Tacoma, Wa 98444
Phone: 253-298-4675
Fax: 253-298-4698