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Admission policies

The Ark is open to  children from ages 2- 1/2 years through 12 years of age (all children must be toilet trained and not wear pull ups). We operate on a non-discriminatory basis, according equal treatment and access without regard to race, sex, nationality or religion.  The Ark  is fully licensed by the state.


Operating hours

The Ark’s operating hours are from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


The Ark is licensed through the Washington state’s Department of Early Learning. All staff must register in MERIT (Managed Education and Registry Information Tool), and go through a background check. All lead preschool teachers and several staff have received their AA degrees in Early Childhood Education from WWCC.


Rates (Preschool):

Half day (under 5 hours):       $28.00                            Full day (5 hours and over):   $38.00  

Before & After School rates:

School Day                              $14.00                             Over 5 hours:                          $38.00

Early Dismissal                       $28.00

 **There is a 2-day minimum required.



To start the enrollment process, call 529-4000.



Children may not attend without proof of immunizations.  If for some reason a parent chooses not to have a child immunized, the parent must sign the exempt portion of the certificate of immunization status form.