Established 1993

Our Mission:

Educate the whole child by using the child-centered Montessori philosophy and curriculum. We nurture the child's love and learning; create opportunities for growth and independence to provide positive learning experiences.

Teacher – Child Ratio:

Our children are capable and confident in our Lushootseed language, our cultural values, teachings, academics, and in life based on strong families, community, traditional lifeways, and a coordinated early learning education system. Our children are life–long learners.

3-5 Preschool classrooms are limited to 18 children with one teacher and two assistants. We are currently serving 10 classrooms.
Total capacity is 180 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 creative curriculum are used with skill building as well as other research-based academic and social curriculum.

General Daily Schedule:

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

Application Process:

In order to enroll your child in our program, you must complete an application and provide certain documentation.

The following information must be on file for your child before they can begin:

  • Complete Enrollment Application
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Copy of child’s Tribal ID card, if applicable
  • Immunization Record
  • Most Recent Well Child Check
  • Dental screening, if applicable
  • 12 month income verification


Early childhood developmental services through Federally Funded Grant Program for income eligible families with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children with disabilities, and expectant families.


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

Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Academy official site - preschool room image.

7607 Totem Beach Road
Tulalip, WA 98271

Monday –Thursday:
8:00 AM – 3:45 PM
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM (Before Care)
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM (After Care)