Child Care

Before and After Care

If you need Before & After Care, you can contact the front desk to fill out the appropriate forms. Before & After Care costs are based upon the state childcare rates per our grant requirements. You may be eligible for other grant funds to help pay for those additional expenses.

Tuition is payable in advance for your child’s slot. Payment is due in full by the 15th of each month. This includes CCDF and DSHS co-pays. Payroll deduction is an option for tribal employees.

Rates and Discounts:

The academy offers a discount to full pay clients with more than one child attending the academy.

  • The first child or only child will be charged the ½ day state rate, M-F for this childcare slot. Fridays the child will be allowed to stay all day.a
  • The second child in the family will receive a 10% discount on their overall total monthly charge.
  • If there are three or more children in the family then they will receive a 15%discount off their total monthly charge.

These discounts are for families that are not receiving DSHS or CCDF. Those families are already receiving assistance through the state or federal government.

Statements will be provided as a courtesy, however families are still expected to make their payments on time to the cashier’s window at the Administration Building by the 15th of every month. Please note billing is done monthly in advance.

Parents will be notified when payments are past due. Past due accounts will not be tolerated. If an account is two weeks past due, parents will be asked to remove their child from Before & After Care. Payments in arrears will be taken from per capita if arrangements are not made to catch up and stay current. Non-Tribal members may be referred to small claims court for their unpaid childcare arrears. There will be a fee charged for any NSF checks returned.

Please contact the Billing Coordinator or a TELA Manager for any questions about billing or child care assistance.

We also provide help signing up for the CCDF Child Care Grant.
Pick up the application from the TELA front desk.

You will need the following:

  • DSHS Denial Letter Denying Child Care Services
  • Tribal IDs
  • Last two Pay Stubs
  • School Verification
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Carol Reed


Jeanne Dengate


7607 Totem Beach Road, B3 Wing,
Tulalip, WA 98271

Monday – Thursday:
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM (Before Care)
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (After Care)

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM