Birth – 3

Mission Statement

We exist to provide a holistic and inclusive program through effective teaching practices and collaborative partnerships. We do this by empowering children and families to become successful life-long learners and responsible citizens within a culturally diverse community.

For the benefit of our children and their learning environment, we have chosen a lower teacher–to–child ratio compared to state standards.

Birth – 3 years old: Classrooms are limited to eight children with two teachers and one assistant. We are currently serving 14 classrooms. Total capacity is 112 children.

Our low ratio helps meet the individual educational goals of children and their families. Children have daily exposure to Tulalip Native American language and culture. Teachers promote hands on learning while helping children develop critical thinking. Child centered activities and a creative curriculum are used with skill building as well as other research-based academic and social curriculums.

General Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30 AM Welcome, wash hands upon arrival, free play
  • 9:00 - 9:30 AM Breakfast/brush teeth
  • 9:30-11:30 AM Learning Activities
  • 11:30 AM Wash up for lunch
  • 11:45 PM Lunch/brush teeth
  • 12:15-2:15 PM Nap/Rest time
  • 2:30-3:30 PM Snack/learning activities
  • 3:00-3:30 PM Pick Up

Ongoing Year Around Enrollment

Please submit your application and the following required documents.

Please note: All documents must be submitted with application before a child is considered for our enrollment process.

  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Copy of the child’s Tribal ID card
  • Child’s Immunization Record
  • Most recent medical well child exam check record
  • Most recent dental exam check record
  • Child with disabilities/verification – ISFP or IEP Medical Disability
  • Income verification for last 12 months if applies:
    • Copy of W2
    • Federal Income Tax Form
    • Pay stub
    • TANF

Other Possible Documentation:

  • Relative Placement
  • Child Support order
  • Foster Child Placement
  • Legal Custody
  • Temporary Placement

Our Early Learning Academy encourages family engagement participation.

Program Events Include:

  • Family fun holiday events
  • Father involvement opportunities

Monthly Parent Committee and Policy Council meetings. Parent trainings & workshops are offered throughout the year.

The academy helps families keep current on their child’s health, dental, vision, and hearing screenings throughout the year.

Family Advocates provide support resources and parenting information to all families throughout the year.

The academy provides newsletters and parent trainings throughout the year for families.

Some Training Topics Are:

  • Education
  • Health and Safety
  • Nutrition and Dental
  • Parenting
  • Literacy
  • Culture
 Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Academy official site - Birth to 3 room image.

7607 Totem Beach Road
Tulalip, WA 98271

Monday – Thursday:
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM