Franklin Pierce Community Preschool

Enrollment Information

The Community Preschool, located at 215 S. 166th St. Spanaway, provides morning and afternoon preschool, two and one-half hour sessions, for students 3 to 5 years old. Typically developing peers are blended with students with disabilities for a quality early learning experience. Taught by an Early Childhood Education teacher with paraeducator support, students participate in a curriculum designed to meet their individual needs and to prepare them for success in Kindergarten.

Students accepted based on the following priorities:

  1. Children who are 4 years old by the first day of school.
  2. Children who are 3 by the first day of school, if spaceallows.


  1. All children must be fully toilet trained, no pull-ups.
  2. All children must be typically developing with no significant developmental or behavioral concerns. If you have concerns about your child’s development, contact the district Child Find team for a screening appointment at 298-3051.
  3. Parents must agree to tuition payment plan and pay in a timely manner or children will be dismissed from preschool.

To enroll:

  1. Complete an application and return to:

Franklin Pierce Learning Support Services

315 S. 129th St.

Tacoma, WA 98444

  1. If desired, complete the Scholarship application and return with application.
  2. You will be notified by mail or by phone of acceptance into preschool and whether the scholarship rate has been approved (if you applied).
  3. Once accepted, make an enrollment appointment with the classroom teacher, Robin Bambaloff. She will then have you enroll your child atthe Early Learning Center. Birth certificate and immunizations records are required at that time. Parents must sign the tuition agreement.
  4. First payment is due before your child may start school.
  5. If enrolling in the summer when school is not in session, someone will contact you in August about your acceptance so you can enroll before school starts. Preschool starts then 2nd week of the school year.

Trial Placement: and attendance

If Community Preschool placement is not successful due to disruptive behavior, poor attendance, or inability to participate in classroom activities, your child’s placement in the Community Preschool classroom may be discontinued. Students with developmental concerns will be referred for Child Find Screening and testing through the district’s Child Find team.

Late Payments

If you are more than 30 days behind in tuition payments, your child’s attendance will be suspended until payment is received. Contact the Business office for information about billing at 253-298-3035.

For more information call Robin Bambaloff (teacher) at 298-3163 or Ruth Tiger (Assistant Director of Early Learning) at 298-3037.