Preschool Program Details

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Preschool Program Details 2019-01-16T13:49:25+00:00

Preschool at Charles Wright Academy

Capture Imagination. Captivate Intellect.

Charles Wright’s Preschool celebrates and empowers our youngest thinkers, makers, and community members. Our research-based, child-centered, vibrant learning program is anchored by experiential education and play.

Students in Charles Wright’s Preschool will be immersed into an experience that incorporates developmentally-responsive practices, focuses on whole child growth, emphasizes learning behaviors to establish lifelong learning, and nature-based experiential education. These elements are paramount to our belief that your child is joyful, powerful, curious and capable.


Information for Parents & Guardians


8:15 – 3:15

A.M. Care

At 7:30 

P.M. Care

Until 5:30 

5 Days

12 Months

First Day

Aug. 28, 2019


15 Kids




Indoor & Outdoor

Arts Exploration

Reading Aloud

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Join us over coffee to learn more!

Head of School, Matt Culberson and Lower School Director, Nick Zosel-Johnson invite you for coffee in the Lower School Library to talk about the details of our preschool for 3-year-olds. Discover how our educators help students find their personal best in mind, body, and spirit. Optional tours will be available.


Speaker Series: Early Childhood Education

Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Emily McMason is a parent coach & sleep consultant. She has a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard, a graduate certificate from the Parent Coaching Institute at Seattle Pacific University, and completed a postgraduate program dedicated to childhood sleep. Emily’s private practice is in Olympia, and she works with parents all over the globe.


Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Jane Schmidt is a Certified Parent Coach in private practice in Seattle, Washington. Jane helps parents understand what their children need in order to develop healthy minds, emotions, social skills, and bodies. Jane recognizes that the cumulative, daily decisions parents make matter immeasurably to the development of their children and believes in being an advocate for children by being an advocate for their parents in facing the many day-to-day challenges of parenting in today’s world.


Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

For almost 20 years, Nancy was the Executive Director of a nationally accredited highly regarded early learning program for employees at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. In 2010, Nancy became the Northwest Service Area Manager for Washington State Department of Early Learning. In this role she developed, administered, and managed operations related to early learning including child care licensing operations and early learning policy.


Welcome to Charles Wright Academy

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Admissions: 253.620.8373
Lower School: 253.620.8800
Middle School: 253.620.8400
Upper School: 253.620.8300
Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467

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