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). Want to enroll 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 Preschools operate out of four of our elementary schools:
Preschool families! Join our parenting workshop series! June 7, 6:00-7:00 pm: Physical Development - The Importance of Play! This workshop will be held via Zoom — you must register to obtain the Zoom link and join. Registration link & information >>
Integrated Preschool applications are open for 2023-24! We have limited reserved spots in our preschool classrooms for typically-developing children. These spots are tuition-based and go quickly. Fill out an application today! Applications & more info >>
Need a calendar? Download a full school-year calendar to plan ahead for breaks and other days off during the year. Download the calendar based on your child's enrollment.
- 2-Day Preschool (Mondays & Thursdays) (PDF)
- 2-Day Preschool (Tuesdays & Fridays) (PDF)
- 4-Day Preschool (PDF)
Remember! There is NO PRESCHOOL on Wednesdays!
The last day of Preschool at all schools will be June 15, 2023. Have a great summer! 🌞
Special Education Preschool
The majority of our Preschool students are those with special education needs (an IEP).
If your child is not preschool age, or you'd like to learn more about our other early learning programs & interventions:
- Birth to 3 years (from South Sound Parent to Parent)
- 3-4 years (ECEAP & Head Start)
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 are open for the 2023-24 school year!
Applications will be processed in the order received. Applying families will be contacted with further instructions (tuition payments, registration, school starting dates, waiting list, etc.).
Preschool Frequently Asked Questions
My child does not need special services, but I'm interested in preschool. Are there programs for me?
I suspect a learning disability in my 3-5 year old, what do I do?
My child is 3-4 years old. How do I get them screened for possible special education services?
I suspect my child needs special services, but is not yet 3 years old. What do I do?
My child is 3-5 years old, has been evaluated, and has a current IEP. How do I enroll them in Preschool?
What about Immunizations?