Welcome to the Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center!

Welcome to the Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center 2017-18!

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, 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

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:

2017-2018 applications are still available.  However, because all Head Start and ECEAP classrooms are full there is a good chance your application will be placed on a wait list.  As spots open up each application is considered for placement. Contact the office staff or your assigned Family Support Specialist at (253) 298-4675 should you have questions.

  • (2017-2018) Head Start and ECEAP application: click here.
Title 1 Classroom:

2017-2018 applications are no longer available. For the remainder of this school year placements will be done using the existing wait list. For the 2018-2019 school year and for those students who still qualify, their placement will have priority over new applications.   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 will be available soon.

SPEd Classrooms:

We are still enrolling students for the 2017-2018 school year.  Feel free to drop by our office to pick-up an enrollment packet or we will be glad to mail it to you. Contact the office staff at (253) 298-4675 should you have questions or special requests.

Important Announcements

Next Child Find Screening Dates (2017-2018):
Wednesday, April 18th
Wednesday, Aug. 13th (Summer 2018)

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 4 k

Ready for Kindergarten Classes will be available during the 2017-2018 school year.
  3rd & Final Class: April 24th (6p-7:30p)

Ms. Latisha's Ready 4 Kindergarten Class on February 13th.  This snap shot shows just how interested parent's are in preparing their children for kindergarten. Don't miss the upcoming class, the last of the year, on April 24th. See you then!! 

For the complete schedule and more informa
tion Click here

 love and logic
Love and Logic Classes for the 2017-2018 school year are complete.  Hope you had a chance to attend but if not please contact Marlys, Love and Logic Coordinator, at (253) 298-4688.

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