Recreation Preschool

Our preschool program engages the developmental needs of young children, focusing on emotional, social, physical, and cognitive skills to prepare children for success in school and in life. Classrooms are set up with safe and nurturing environments, fun-filled learning areas, consistent schedules and routines, and both large and small group times. Preschool activities include art, dramatic play, library time, cooking, discovery science, singing, and outdoor play. 

  • Low teacher-child ratio of 1:8 
  • Staff is trained in Early-Childhood curriculum, CPR/First Aid, and safe food handling practices 
  • Children 3-4 years old and 5-year-olds not enrolled in school are welcome. Children need to be fully potty-trained (no diapers or pull-ups permitted) 

2023-2024 Recreational Preschool Handbook  
COVID-19 Protocols 
Situational Screening Process 

September 2023 to June 2024 Preschool Program 

A non-refundable $25 deposit is required during registration, and the balance of fees is due August 1, 2023. 

Discovery Park Preschool  

Ages: 3-5 years 
Time: 9:30am - 1pm 
Two-, Three-, and Five-day options available  

2-Day - $354 
3-Day - $531 
5-Day - $885 

Questions? Please contact Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center. 

Important Dates 

We will be offering programs following the Seattle Public School (SPS) calendar and SPS breaks are NOT included. 

  • First Day of Program: Sept 11 
  • Indigenous People's Day: Oct 9 (No program) 
  • Veteran's Day Observed: Nov 10 (No program) 
  • Thanksgiving: Nov 23-24 (No program) 
  • Winter Break week 1: Dec 18-22 (No program) 
  • Winter Break week 2: Dec 25 - Jan 1 (No program) 
  • Mid-winter break: Feb 19-23 (No program) 
  • Spring break: April 8-12 (No program) 

Holiday closures are included in the Family Handbook. 


Participation requires submittal of the appropriate waiver forms PRIOR to the start of the program, including the medical release form (E-13) through ePACT. You will receive an email from ePACT after registration. If you have a child with special needs (e.g. asthma, allergies, etc.) and/or disabilities, there will be additional forms to be completed. 

For Help From ePact:

Email: [email protected] , or call 1-855-773-7228
(Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Questions About ePact for Seattle Parks and Recreation?

Contact: [email protected]


Affordable rates (Scholarships available! Please contact your local community center for more details. Scholarships and financial aid)

Registration Forms:

Child Care Hotline: 206-684-4203 

This is a 24-hour line giving information about program closures due to extreme weather or emergencies. It is updated each day by 6am as needed. 

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