Tumwater, WA
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School Address

6518 Capital Blvd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501


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




6 weeks - 10 years

Special Directions

Next to Dairy Queen on Captial Blvd and Dennis Street

Programs Available

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

Mini-Skool Early Learning Center in Tumwater, WA


As the oldest American settlement on Puget Sound and surrounded by rivers, prairies, forests, and beaches, Tumwater boasts a rich history and an abundance of nature. When children in this close-knit, Northwest community aren’t enjoying the great outdoors around them, they’re exploring and discovering at Mini-Skool Early Learning Center.

About Mini-Skool Early Learning Center Tumwater, WA

We are a licensed child care and preschool facility providing care for infants from 4 weeks old, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children through age 10. We offer unique learning experiences in our interactive classrooms for little and big kids!

Infants and Toddlers: Each of our teachers has been certified in Baby Signs, a technique that provides an excellent opportunity for your infant or toddler to learn to communicate before mastering talking. This helps to increase their self-esteem and autonomy, allowing them to become confident adults! Our preschoolers benefit from our Kindergarten Readiness program, where they learn a different letter each week, participate in science and math activities daily, practice social skills both inside the classroom and on the playground, explore different kinds of hands-on sensory art, and have small group time reading books, singing songs, and working together.

Pre-Kers and Preschoolers: Once children turn 5 they benefit from our Pre-K Plus program, which emphasizes math, science, and reading through Lego Engineering, Hands-On Science and Bob’s Books. When your child participates in our school they are completely ready for kindergarten!

School-Age Kids: We also offer Before and After School Care, providing transportation to Peter G. Schmidt, East Olympia, and Michael T. Simmons Elementary Schools. We have specialized camp programs available during school and summer breaks and provide all day care on school holidays and half days.

Our children benefit from outdoor play each day. We have four playgrounds for the children, complete with bikes, climbing structures, music and math areas, slides, and even a covered area for rainy days! The children continue to learn even while outside playing!

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

Children are full of wonder and naturally want to explore the world around them and, of course, have fun! This is how they learn best. That’s why we’ve designed everything—from our classrooms to our curriculum—to encourage learning and discovery through play.

What Makes Us Unique

Some special features we offer include a 10% tuition discount for employees of the State of Washington, Monthly Family Fun Nights, Quarterly Open Houses, Parent Teacher Conferences twice a year, Quarterly Parents Night Out, and a professional children’s photographer who comes each quarter to take portraits of the children.

Our families are happy their children are allowed to experience the extracurricular activities and jump-start learning programs here at Mini-Skool for no additional charges. Families appreciate the love and personalized care each child receives on a daily basis. We look forward to having the opportunity to show you around our school and classrooms and to introduce you to the staff in our school.

More About Our School

Our school is located at 6518 Capital Boulevard in Tumwater, WA, 98501—at the corner of Dennis Street and Capitol Boulevard S.E. We are across the street from Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School, close to the major bus lines, and within walking distance from many state offices. Olympia Regional Airport and the cities of Olympia and Lacey are not far from us either.

Come by and see us at Mini-Skool Early Learning Center in Tumwater, WA! Schedule a Visit Today!

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