laurie sjolund
  • Sumner-Bonney Lake School District’s new early learning center, officially named Sumner Early Learning Center, is anticipated to welcome its first group of preschool and kindergarten students in September 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.

    Contact: Laurie Sjolund, Onsite Administrator, (253) 891-4650


    Bell Schedules

    • Kindergarten:
      8:35 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    • Preschool AM:
      8:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    • Preschool PM:
      12:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    • Childcare:
      6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



    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.