Preschool Powered by Play

Preschool Powered by Play

Helping prepare children to be confident and eager learners

Inspired by the Best in Early Childhood Education

Preschool Powered by Play is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, which believes in children’s innate capacity to wonder, hypothesize, investigate, and direct their learning. Teachers listen, observe, and provoke thoughtful investigations to follow the emergent interests of children within the Museum and carefully designed play-based classroom. Each learner and the collection of learners create an invested, collaborative, compassionate community that celebrates each person’s unique spark, gifts, and talents.

Preschool Powered by Play offers Toddler and Preschool Classes at the Hoyt Early Learning Center in Proctor. (See pricing and class schedules below.)

Preschool: AM and PM sessions are available with three-day and five-day options.

Preschool serves children ages 3 – 5 years old. This relationship-based program supports a child’s encouragement of the natural, playful discovery process, helping prepare children to be confident and eager learners ready for school and their life journey.

Toddler Classes: Two-day classes are available.

Toddler Classes provide a foundation for familiarity with routine and learning through playful experiences, interactions, and environments for children ages 2 – 3.

Classes fill up fast, and we do hold a waitlist of applicants. 

Questions? Please contact our Preschool Powered by Play Team at preschoolpoweredbyplay@greentrike.org

2024 Open House Dates

Hoyt Early Learning Center

2708 N Union Ave, Tacoma, WA 98407

Date Time
January 25 5 – 6 p.m.
February 8 5 – 6 p.m.
February 22 5 – 6 p.m.
March 14 5 – 6 p.m.

Inspired by the Best in Early Childhood Education

We believe in the innate capacity of children to wonder, hypothesize, investigate and direct their own learning. Facilitators listen, observe, and provoke thoughtful investigations to follow the emergent interests of children within the Museum and carefully designed play-based classroom. Each learner and the collection of learners create an invested, collaborative and compassionate community that celebrates each person’s unique spark, gifts, and talents. We offer Toddler and Preschool Classes through Preschool Powered by Play.

Serving children ages 2 – 5 years old and their adults, this relationship-based program supports parental engagement in and encouragement of the natural, playful discovery process, helping prepare children to be confident and eager learners who are ready for school and their life journey.

Our Preschool Classes are offered at the Hoyt Early Learning Center for three or five day per week classes for children ages 3 – 5 year old.

Toddler Classes are offered at the Hoyt Early Learning Center Campus two consecutive days a week, providing a foundation for familiarity with routine and learning through playful experiences, interactions, and environments.

If classes fill up, then families on the waitlist will be contacted as spots become available.

Questions? Please contact our Preschool Powered by Play Team at preschoolpoweredbyplay@greentrike.org

Available Classes

Days Time Price per month
5-Day Preschool AM Monday – Friday 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. $980
3-Day Preschool AM Monday – Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $600
3-Day Preschool PM Tuesday – Thursday 1:15 – 3:45 p.m. $600
Toddler Thursday – Friday 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $445

Details and Pricing 2024 – 2025

Hoyt Campus Classes

Days Time Price per month
5-Day Preschool AM Monday – Friday 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. $980
3-Day Preschool AM Monday – Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $600
3-Day Preschool PM Tuesday – Thursday 1:15 – 3:45 p.m. $600
Toddler Thursday – Friday 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $445

Preschool Scholarships

Preschool Powered by Play scholarships are designed to make participation in our program possible for families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic year. Applications that demonstrate financial need will be entered into a lottery. Scholarships will be awarded on a sliding scale of 75%, 50%, and 25% based on the Federal Poverty guidelines and the family’s household income status.

Hoyt Campus Classes

Days Time Price per month
5-Day Preschool AM Monday – Friday 9:15 – 11:45 a.m. $980
3-Day Preschool AM Monday – Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $600
Toddler 2 Thursday – Friday 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $445