Welcome to Tumwater Mini-Skool.
Our school is located in Tumwater on Capital Blvd. We are across the street from Peter G. Schmidt Elementary school. Our school is on the major bus lines, and within walking distance from many State Offices. We are a licensed childcare and preschool facility providing care for infants from 4 weeks old, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children through age 10. Our school and each of our infant and toddler teachers have been certified in providing and teaching Baby Signs to all children 2 years and under. This program provides an excellent opportunity for your child to learn to communicate before he/she can talk. This helps to increase their self-esteem and autonomy and helps them grow up into more confident adults! Our preschoolers benefit from our Kindergarten Readiness program starting at age 3. This program teaches children the skills needed to succeed in kindergarten and school. They learn a different letter each week, participate in science and math activities daily, practice social skills both inside the class and on the playground, explore different kinds of hands on sensory and art each day, and have small group time reading books, singing songs, and working together. 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 Reader Books. When your child participates in our school they are completely ready for Kindergarten! We also provide 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 4 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!
Some additional special things 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. I look forward to having the opportunity to show you around our school and classrooms and to introduce you to the staff in our school. Please feel free to call and make an appointment; or just stop by. You are always welcome at Mini-Skool!
Sarah Shields Assistant School Director