Tacoma, WA
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School Address

1908 96th St S
Tacoma, WA 98444


Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:00pm




4 weeks - 12 years

Special Directions

96th St S & S Hosmer St

Programs Available

Infant Care, Toddler Care, Early Learners, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Before & After Care, Summer Camp

Mini-Skool Early Learning Center in Tacoma, WA


With sweeping views of the mountains, city, and water and a flourishing music, art, and cultural scene, Tacoma, Washington is a diverse and thriving city. Many of Tacoma’s brightest and most creative citizens start out at Mini-Skool Early Learning Center. Since 1986, the preschool and child care center has been dedicated to providing the highest quality early education to local families.

About Mini-Skool Early Learning Center in Tacoma, WA

Mini-Skool Early Learning Center in Tacoma provides care and educational programs for 4-week-old infants up to school-age children. Our secure entrances, spacious classrooms, and private playground situated far from the street ensure kids feel safe and comfortable while learning. We have a large play area for our older children and a separate one for our younger toddlers.

Our infants and toddlers are immersed in colors, shapes and sensory experiences. We are a certified Baby Signs school, and our instructors do a fabulous job teaching infants and toddlers to communicate before they can use words. Our preschoolers are doing Zoo-phonics, Spanish, name recognition, writing letters and tracing shapes, along with many other exciting curriculum components. We offer a Kindness program that teaches self-respect and respect for others and prepares youngsters to be contributing members of society. In pre-kindergarten the students participate in the Pre-K Plus Program. This includes intensive Hands-On Science, Lego Engineering and the Bob’s Books Reading Program. Our school-agers enjoy field trips in the summer months and fun filled educational camps during school breaks.

Programs Offered:

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year)
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2)
  • Early Childhood Learning (ages 2 to 3)
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4)
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)
  • Before & After School Care (ages 5 to 12)
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12)

Our Philosophy

Since children learn best through play, we’ve designed a signature curriculum that stimulates their cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development while keeping them active and engaged.

What Makes Us Unique

The teachers at Mini-Skool Tacoma are “STARS/MERIT” qualified, which means they are up to date on the latest education experience your child can receive. Our curriculum encompasses an outstanding learning program for your child, beginning with our infants and continuing through to early preschool, preschool and pre-kindergarten years, as well as a before and after school-age program.

Since our preschool is centrally located, we work with three elementary schools: Christensen and James Sales in the Franklin Pierce School District and Southgate in the Clover Park School District. These school districts provide transportation for Head Start, ECEAP, kindergarten and school-age children. We have a van that provides free transportation to and from James Sales, giving parents the opportunity to choose which school they would like to enroll their child in. We are educationally partnered with the Franklin Pierce School District to strengthen the successful transition from preschool to elementary school.

We serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack that are healthy, nutritious and USDA approved.

More About Our School

Our school is located at 1908 South 96th Street in Tacoma, WA, 98444. We’re at the corner of South 96th Street and South Hosmer Street. We proudly serve the communities surrounding Charlton Lake, including Lakewood, Parkland, and Spanaway. Many of our students also hail from families working at nearby McChord Air Force Base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the US Army base.

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