Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Academy (BJTELA) focuses on early childhood education. It sits on 4 acres overlooking Tulalip Bay and serves children from birth to age 5. BJTELA offers an Early Head Start program for children from birth to 3 years old, while the preschool program is for children aged 3 to 5. The preschool program offers different options, such as ECEAP and Montessori. BJTELA believes that every child should have access to quality education. Eligible students can attend school for free.
TELA is expanding its facility by adding a new wing to house three additional classrooms for the birth-to-three program. When completed, the new classrooms will be bigger, allowing more children to be enrolled in each class. The new wing is expected to open early in 2024.
BJTELA is revitalizing the Lushootseed Language and Culture by bringing our cultural way of life back to our children and families through our classroom activities and our special cultural days.Read More
BJTELA not only offers a quality academic and social/emotional educational experience for children from birth to five, but also provides numerous services that support and strengthen the well-being of children and families.Read More
BJTELA provides referral services to children and families including Music Therapy, Reflective Network Therapy, Speech Therapy, and we partner with Marysville School District to provide Developmental Preschool.Read More
Our programs serve children and families in Tulalip and the Marysville School District service area.