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Childcare & Preschool Programs

One of the core values in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District is a commitment to early learning and development. Preschool Registration begins Feb. 1

Registration for next school year starts on Feb. 1 at 9 am through emailing Pam_Stoner@sumnersd.org with days, times and school of choice.  Please also include your child's address, first and last name and birth date.  We don't pull from the 23-24 school year's waitlist for the 24-25 school year, but instead clear the wait list and fill all available spots in the order the emails come into the Email In Box.  Available spots per classroom are based on numbers of returning Preschool families.  If you are able to secure a spot a registration form will be sent to you over email, registration forms completed online cannot be used to register for Part Day Preschool.

We are excited to announce that we are opening another Preschool classroom in the Tehaleh area.  We will no longer have a Preschool classroom at Donald Eismann Elementary, but will now have three Preschool classrooms at Tehaleh Heights Elementary School; Additionally we will continue to have a classroom at Liberty Ridge Elementary, Crestwood Elementary and two Preschool classrooms at the Early Learning Center in Sumner.  Sumner-Bonney Lake School District families get priority.

The Early Learning Childcare Centers differ from the Blended Preschool Programs in that: childcare is an early learning program/service that follows federal, state and NAEYC child care regulations including care and education in an all day setting. Sumner-Bonney Lake School District’s Blended Preschool program is a part day program fulfilling the pre-academic and academic needs for preschool age children in a structured setting serving both children placed in the classroom on an Individualized Education Program (IEP), non-tuition, and children participating in the tuition-based program.  

ECEAP Program Inquiries
(253) 798-7379 or
1-800-562-0336, ext. 7379


Early Learning Director
Pam Stoner
(253) 891-6000

Special Education/Child Find Coordinator
Brandon Schlegel

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Early Learning Programs are offered at various locations across the District:

Child’s age and schedule/location preference will determine which location is best suited for your child. Every effort will be made to place your child in the school location of choice; however, availability is based on criteria and space. 

Early Childhood Educational Assistance Program (ECEAP)

ECEAP is a state-funded program for children from low-income families who are age three or four by August 31.  The program is similar to the federally funded Head Start Program.  Children qualify for this program on the basis of the family income.  The program is coordinated and staffed through the Pierce County Human Services Department. 

Sumner-Bonney Lake School District provides school space and administrative assistance to ensure services for children in our district who qualify.

Services provided to students who qualify for ECEAP include half-day classroom instruction three days a week, one or two meals per day, and periodic health screening.  Additionally, staff works with families to share information, strategies, activities, and resources for the child.

For information about ECEAP and registration procedures, call Pierce County Human Services at (253) 798-4400 (option #4).

Blended Preschool Locations: 2023-24

School Address Preschool AM Preschool PM
Crestwood Elementary 3914 W Tapps Drive Bonney Lake, WA 98391 8:10 - 11:00 a.m. 12:20 - 3:10 p.m.
Donald Eismann Elementary 13802 Canyon View Blvd. E. Bonney Lake, WA 98391 8:45 - 11:35 a.m. 12:55 - 3:45 p.m.
Sumner Early Learning Center 1500 Willow Street Sumner, WA 98390 8:25 - 11:15 a.m. 12:30 - 3:20 p.m.
Tehaleh Heights Elementary 17520 Berkeley Pkwy East Bonney Lake, WA 98391 8:45 - 11:35 a.m. 12:55 - 3:45 p.m.
Liberty Ridge Elementary 12202 209th Avenue Ct. E Bonney Lake, WA 98391 8:10 - 11:00 a.m. 12:20 - 3:10 p.m.
 

Childcare Locations

School Address Ages Full Day Schedule
Sumner Early Learning Center 1500 Willow Street Sumner, WA 98390 3 - 5 years 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Liberty Ridge Elementary 12202 209th Avenue Ct. E Bonney Lake, WA 98391 3 - 5 years 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bonney Lake High School 10920 199th Ave Court East Bonney Lake, WA 98391 Birth - 5 years 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sumner High School 1707 Main Street Sumner, WA 98390 Birth - 3 years 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

ECEAP Locations

School Address Preschool AM Preschool PM
Daffodil Valley Elementary 1509 Valley Avenue Sumner, WA 98390 8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Liberty Ridge Elementary 12202 209th Avenue Ct. E Bonney Lake, WA 98391 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:15 - 3:45 p.m.

 

For more information on expulsion/termination of child care or tuition-based preschool see handbooks.  

Childcare Handbook

Blended Preschool Handbook

Special Education Preschool Information