Preschool at North Thurston Public Schools
Preschool at NTPS is for students who have special education needs (who need to be assessed, or have an active IEP) with a few spots reserved for typically-developing children (called Integrated). Learn more about enrolling your typically-developing student in our preschool program to give them an opportunity to participate in a unique preschool experience. More about Integrated Preschool.
Our Preschool operates out of four of our elementary schools:
Special Education Preschool
Children who do not have an IEP and are typically-developing have an opportunity to join our preschool to serve as peer models in a special needs classroom.Integrated Preschool is tuition-based and is available to typically-developing children 3-4 years old.Applications will be processed in the order received.
Applying families will be contacted with further instructions (tuition payments, school starting dates, waiting list, etc.).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My child does not need special services. But I am interested in preschool for my child. Do you have information?A: We have limited slots in our Preschool for typically developing children (called Integrated Preschool).Q: My child is between 3-5 years old and I suspect one or more areas of concern.A: If you have a child who is 3-5 years old and you suspect a learning disability, learn more about our intervention and assessment programs.Q: My child is between 3 and 4 years old. I want my child screened for possible special education services.A: Our intervention for this age group is called Child Find. Read more about Child Find.Q: I suspect my child needs special services - but the child is not yet 3 years old.Q: My child is 3-5 years old and has been evaluated. We have a current IEP. How do I get my child enrolled in preschool?A: Please read our steps for registering for Special Education Preschool.Q: What about Immunizations?A: Please visit our Immunization page for information on the state requirements for vaccinations to enter Preschool.