laurie sjolund
  • Sumner-Bonney Lake School District’s new early learning center, officially named Sumner Early Learning Center, will welcome its first group of preschool and kindergarten students on Sept. 6, 2019. Kindergarten students who live in the attendance areas of Daffodil Valley and Maple Lawn elementary schools will attend the Sumner Early Learning Center.

    The Sumner Early Learning Center is specifically designed to support young learners through scale and space. Classrooms and outdoor play spaces are markedly different from traditional elementary school classrooms and playgrounds. The design encourages children to explore, be self-directed and invite self-expression.

    1500 Willow Street
    Sumner, WA  98390
    (253) 891-4650

    Laurie Sjolund
    , Onsite Administrator


    Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


    Bell Schedules

    - Regular Schedule: 8:35 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    - Wednesday Late Start: 10:10 a.m.
    - Half-Day/Early Dismissal: 11:50 a.m.

    Preschool (Special Education)
    - AM: 8:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    - PM:12:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    - Wednesday Late Start: No class
    - Half-Day/Early Dismissal: No class

    Preschool (Tuition Paying Students)
    - AM: 8:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    - PM:12:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    - Wednesday AM -  8:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m  
    - Wednesday PM -  12:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.  
    - Half-Day/Early Dismissal: No class  

    - 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


    Sumner Early Learning Center PTA Liaisons
    - Daffodil Valley Elementary - Alisha Smith and Laura Eidson
    - Maple Lawn Elementary - Angela Osborn and Tiffany Goldsmith


    In February 2016, voters approved a Capital Projects Bond to fund an early learning center in Sumner. Construction of the Sumner Early Learning Center is expected to be complete in June 2019. Watch progress of the construction at www.sumnersd.org/construction.


    • Location: 1500 Willow St. (behind Sumner Middle School)
    • Square footage: 35,000
    • Classrooms: Preschool, 4; Kindergarten, 12
    • Student capacity: 250


    • Designed to support relationships and brain development with shared small-group rooms and interior play courts, encouraging imagination, group activity, creative play and active learning.
    • Connection to the outdoors with child-sized nooks and viewing portals in common areas.
    • Environmental sustainability elements, such as natural light, use of durable and maintainable building materials and low impact/low maintenance landscaping.


    • Long-term solution to providing an adequate number of classrooms to support enrollment in Sumner within the Daffodil Valley and Maple Lawn elementary schools boundaries.
    • Campus setting provides for the efficient and cost-effective use of resources and provides for educational opportunities across age groups and creates a community for our youngest students.
    • Supports the District’s commitment to early learning and development.