Welcome to the Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center!

Welcome to the Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center 2018-19!

The Early Learning Center is in full operation at 12223 A Street South. It is both state of art and beautiful with impressive, 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, Developmental Preschool and Title 1 love coming to school.
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:
          Tami McLean, Office Manager
Sarah Blanchet, Office Assistant
     Carol Miller,  Director of Early Learning Program
     Sandy Dickson, Head Start/ECEAP Coordinator

Office Hours*:
Mon-Fri: 7am - 4pm

*Office hours vary during school breaks.  To confirm hours please call our mainline
(253) 298-4675.

Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center Welcome Video

Accepting Applications

Head Start and ECEAP Classrooms:

  • 4/2/2019: Head Start and ECEAP applications are available for the 2019-2020 school year in English and Spanish: Access the instructions and application here.
Title 1 Classroom:

2019-2020 applications are available now. Space is limited and children are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. To find out more about the Title 1 program and/or to determine whether you qualify for this program please stop by our office or give us a call at (253) 298-4675.

Developmental Preschool (SPEd) Classrooms:

We are continuing to enroll students with IEP's who live in the Franklin Pierce School District.  Pleasecontact us to ensure the best fit between our services and the specific needs of your child. To find out more about our Developmental Preschool Program feel free to stop by our office or give us call at (253) 298-4675.

Important Announcements


Upcoming Child Find Screening Dates

February 6th - 8:30 am February 13th - 9:30 am
February 27th - 10:30 am March 6th - 8:30 am
March 13th - 9:30 am March 20th - 10:30 am
April 3rd - 8:30 am April 17th - 9:30 am

To request a "Child Find" appointment call (253) 298-4658.
We will return your call then set it up. For the complete 2018-2019 schedule and more details about our "Child Find" program click here

ready 4 k

Ready for Kindergarten Classes are being offered again during the 2018-2019 school year. This is the second series of classes.  Mark your calendars now!
  Mar 5th (6p-7:30p)
  Mar 12th  (6p-7:30p)
  Mar 19th  (6p-7:30p)

For the complete "Ready for Kindergarten" schedule and more informa
tion Click here

pppThe "Triple P" program has replaced "Love & Logic" this school year.  Triple P is a parenting program that helps parents choose strategies to raise happy and confident kids as well as create ways to enhance family life.  More information is coming.

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

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

Unless specified otherwise, classes are held on Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday of each week .  To view our 2017-2018 school calendar click here.  If you're unsure which classroom you're child is in feel free to call the office for assistance at (253) 298-4675.


Locate Us

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

Regular Office Hours during school year: 8a-4p