Preschool

Inspired Learning for the Whole Child

Our Preschool program focuses on healthy emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development.

Award-Winning Early Learning Program

Our play-centered, whole-child program gives your child a preschool environment where they will create, explore, and discover in a unique Museum setting.

Benefits of Hands On Preschool

  • Parent conferences, developmental checklists and open, regular communication with teachers
  • Seasonal field trips, special guests and unique Museum learning opportunities
  • Open-ended projects and engaging art and science activities that enhance critical thinking skills by encouraging your child to observe, explore, and ask questions
  • Abundant opportunities for language development by connecting themes to children’s literature and encouraging group socialization, which build literacy skills

Informational Flyer

2023-2024 Preschool Informational Flyer

2022-2023 Session Info - One Spot Left

Preschool Registration

To be placed on our waitlist, email reservations@hocm.org or call 360-956-0818 ext. 103.

Session Dates: Sept 19, 2022 – May 26, 2023

 

Informational Flyer

2022-2023 Preschool Informational Flyer

Need Assistance? If you have any questions or need assistance, our team is available by phone from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 360-956-0818 ext. 103. Phone-in registrations will be accepted after email applicants are served.

Tuition and Fees

Please note that tuition is paid in installments due on the first of each month. Tuition payments do not vary month to month. To hold a child’s spot in class, one tuition installment is due at the time of registration. Since the school year has begun, tuition for the first month of class attended is also due at the time of registration.

Nonrefundable Application Fee: $190

The application fee must be paid before your application can be approved. Return completed application to reservations@hocm.org. Once your application is approved, a deposit of one month’s tuition is due as a deposit to register. Deposit will be held and applied as student’s last tuition payment. Tuition for the first month of class is also due at time of registration because classes have started for the school year. Should you choose to withdraw after registering, $100 of your deposit is refundable until August 1, 2022. No refund will be available after August 1, 2022.

Early Learners AM – FULL

This class is full. To be placed on our waitlist, email reservations@hocm.org or call 360-956-0818 ext. 103.

  • 3 Days/Week: M/W/F (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Age 3 as of 9/1/2022
  • $499/month members
  • $555/month non-members
  • Starts Sept. 19

Early Learners PM – FULL

This class is full. To be placed on our waitlist, email reservations@hocm.org or call 360-956-0818 ext. 103.

  • 4 Days/Week: M-Th (1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Age 3 as of 9/1/2022
  • $603/month members
  • $670/month non-members
  • Starts Sept. 19

Pre-Kindergarten AM – FULL

This class is full. To be placed on our waitlist, email reservations@hocm.org or call 360-956-0818 ext. 103.

  • 5 Days/Week: M-F (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Age 4 by 9/1/2022
  • $670/month members
  • $745/month non-members
  • Starts Sept. 20

Pre-Kindergarten PM – One Spot Left

To register, email reservations@hocm.org or call 360-956-0818 ext. 103.

  • 4 Days/Week: M-Th (1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
  • Age 4 by 9/1/2022
  • $603/month members
  • $670/month non-members
  • Starts Sept. 20

Credit Card Payment
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

2023-2024 Preschool Enrollment Information

Registration Instructions

  1. Apply Online: We have moved to an online format, please do not come in person to register for preschool.
  2. Need Assistance? If you have any questions or need assistance, our team is available by phone from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 360-956-0818 ext. 103. Phone-in registrations will be accepted after email applicants are served.

Online Preschool Registration

  • Opens for previously enrolled families, January 30 (9 a.m.)
  • Opens for new families, February 6 (9 a.m.)

Session Dates: Sept 19, 2023 – May 26, 2024

All students must have restroom independence.

Hands On Preschool offers four class options for the 2023/24 school year. For preschool program questions, email Meaghan at manderson@hocm.org. For registration questions, our team is available by phone from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 360-956-0818 ext. 103.

 

Early Learners AM

  • 3 Days/Week: M/W/F (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Age 3 as of 9/1/2023
  • $504/month members
  • $560/month non-members
  • Starts Sept. 20

Early Learners PM

  • 4 Days/Week: M-Th (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Age 3 as of 9/1/2023
  • $624/month members
  • $693/month non-members
  • Starts Sept. 19

Pre-Kindergarten AM

  • 5 Days/Week: M-F (8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)
  • Age 4 by 9/1/2023
  • $714/month members
  • $793/month non-members
  • Starts Sept. 19

Pre-Kindergarten PM

  • 4 Days/Week: M-Th (1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
  • Age 4 by 9/1/2023
  • $672/month members
  • $746/month non-members
  • Starts Sept. 19

 

Tuition and Fees

Fees and tuition are set annually for the entire school year and are divided into nine (9) equal payments. Payments are the same regardless of the number of school days in each month.

Please note that tuition is paid in installments due on the first of each month. Tuition payments do not vary month to month. To hold a child’s spot in class, one tuition installment is due at the time of registration.

Nonrefundable Application Fee: $190

The application fee must be paid before your application can be approved. Once your application is approved, one month’s tuition is due as a deposit to register. Deposit will be held and applied as student’s last tuition payment. Should you choose to withdraw after registering, $100 of your deposit is refundable until August 1, 2023. No refund will be available after August 1, 2023.

Credit Card Payment
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

Daily schedule includes learning opportunities such as music, movement, story telling, and science exploration. Meet the Teachers

We offer programs for ages 3 – 5. Class sessions for preschool are 3 or 3.5 hours long and meet 3 to 5 days per week. These sessions provide your child with ample time to delve deeply into projects, master new skills, and engage in imaginative play.

Our theme-based curriculum is designed to support early learning and improve school readiness. The Museum relies on current research and consults with early learning and elementary professionals to ensure that our program exemplifies the best practices in education for your child.

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