Welcome to North Tacoma Cooperative Preschool!

The Board would like to share with you some changes and information in response to the COVID-19 situation in our community. Please pause and be compassionate with each other as we navigate through this unprecedented time together.

North Tacoma Co-op will be closed March 13th- April 24th in accordance with the Governor and Tacoma Public Schools calendar for closures. This will change our calendar significantly. Listed below are the following changes:

  1. Last day of school is set for June 11th for 2’s and Pre-K and June 12th for 3’s. This will make up for some of the instructional time our classes will be missing during the closure.
  2. Trike-A-Thon – you will receive more information regarding this in a few days but for right now there will be no event on Saturday, March 21st.
  3. Junior Daffodil Parade is canceled.
  4. End of Year Picnic moved to June 12th.
  5. All special days will be rescheduled for when we return to school.
  6. Next board meeting is scheduled for April 16th and will only move dates if the need arises.
  7. Fundraising goal to remain the same – due date extended to June 12th, 2020.
  8. Any tuition for March needs to be paid by the end of this week (3/20/2020). Please contact Sean Thomas, our treasurer, for the address to which checks should be sent, or if any special arrangements need to be made.

The board has agreed that there will be NO tuition due for April. If you have paid for the year in full and wish to be refunded for your April tuition – please email Sean. May tuition is due as scheduled and there will be 1⁄2 month tuition for June – you will see all of these changes reflected in your Jovial account. We understand that the closure of so many schools and businesses may be a hardship on our members. If this is the case please reach out to Sean for payment arrangements or scholarships.

We will strive to keep our school community updated and informed as the situation evolves. Please reach out to us with any questions, concerns or to just check in. Teacher Rachel will be working on some light curriculum to send home for the families while we are out of school. Things are constantly changing and we will work together as a board and with our families to move forward through it all.

Thank you all for your patience and time,
Keri Pooler, 2019-2020 President
Robin Kuhr, 2019-2020 Vice President

North Tacoma Cooperative Preschool is where children ages 2-5 learn and grow in a positive, safe environment. Here, children explore and discover, practice social skills and develop a positive attitude towards learning, while parents discover and create alongside their children, learn about child development and join a community of other parents and professionals. We feature low tuition, a high adult-to-child ratio, parent education opportunities, and a wonderful teacher.


2 year olds – Tuesday / Thursday 9:30-11:00am from Late September – May

  • $65/month (or $536.25 for the full year)
  • $50 registration fee per student (non-refundable)
  • One-time Bates fee of $93.42
  • First five weeks tuition of $81.25

3 year olds – Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9:30-11:30am from Late September – May

  • $95.00/month (or $783.75 for the full year)
  • $50 registration fee per student (non-refundable)
  • One-time Bates fee of $140.04
  • First five weeks tuition of $118.75

Pre-Kindergarten – Monday – Thursday 12:15-2:45pm from Late September – May

  • $135.00/month (or $1,113.75 for the full year)
  • $50 registration fee per student (non-refundable)
  • One-time Bates fee of $140.04
  • First five weeks tuition of $168.75

We are committed to keeping tuition low so all families can be involved. To do that, there is an additional $350/year plus the sale of two tickets to our annual fundraising event, that each family is responsible for. We offer three major fundraisers annually that allow each family to meet their goal. Please refer to the Fundraising & Support page for more information.