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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:
     Tricia Allen, Office Manager
     Tami McLean, Office Assistant
     Carol Miller,  Director of Early Learning Program
     Sandy Dickson, Head Start/ECEAP Coordinator

Office Hours*:
Mon-Fri: 8am - 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:

  • 2018-2019 Head Start and ECEAP applications are available now: click here.
Title 1 Classroom:

2018-2019 applications are available now just click on the link below.  Space is limited so apply asap.  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.

(2018-2019) Title 1 Program Application:  click here.

Developmental Preschool (SPEd) Classrooms:

We are continuing to enroll students with IEP's who live in the Franklin Pierce School District.  The enrollment packet is available below as a convenience, however, we encourage you to contact us first 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.

(2018-2019) Developmental Preschool Enrollment Packet: click here.

Important Announcements

Construction on New Parking Lot continues:
School has begun but our new parking lot is still under construction.  The finish date is not yet known but we remain optimistic for an earlier rather than later completion date.  Because we lack a parking lot our self-transport area was moved to the south end of our property on 123rd street.  If you'd like more information about self-transporting your child/children to the ELC please call the office at (253) 298-4675.  We'll be glad to address your questions.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by the construction project and continue to ask for your patience and understanding. 



childfind
Upcoming Child Find Screening Dates:
Wednesday, Sep. 19th         Wednesday, Nov. 7th
Wednesday, Oct. 17th         Wednesday, Nov. 14th
​Wednesday, Oct. 31st          Wednesday, Nov. 28th

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. The first series of classes will be held in the fall on the following dates:
  Oct 2nd (6p-7:30p)
  Oct 9th  (6p-7:30p)
  Oct 16th (6p-7:30p)

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

 love and logic
Love and Logic Classes for the 2018-2019 school year have not been scheduled yet.  More to come.  For general information about the "Love and Logic" program 
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
 
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.


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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