Emmanuel Preschool is a Christ-centered preschool where children are nurtured in all areas of their development. It has been serving the community since 1977 as a private, non-profit ministry.

Our Goals

Luke 2:52 says, "Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man." 

Therefore, our goal is to encourage each child to grow in each of these five areas: physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually. We believe this is best done through play (learning centers) because children retain more through fun and active learning. The environment we strive for when teaching is to work with the whole child in the context of a well-balanced program. We want to foster an environment where each child would come to know of Christ’s great love for him/her and to provide a variety of experiences appropriate for the preschool-aged child. We want to promote positive behavior by setting limits, reinforcing appropriate behavior and redirecting inappropriate behavior. Finally, we want to create a sense of teamwork among teachers, parents and children by reinforcing relationships and promoting open communication on an on-going basis.

Our Staff

Maria Goodin - Director/Teacher (left)

Maria joined Emmanuel Preschool in 2000. She has an AA/AAS in Early Childhood Education from Pierce College (2003) and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering (1986). She has been involved in children’s ministries for more than 20 years. In 2003, she became the director of Emmanuel Preschool.

Martha Black - Teacher (middle)

Martha joined Emmanuel Preschool in the spring of 2003. She has an AA in Early Childhood Education from Pierce College (2009). Martha comes to us with over 25 years of experience in children’s ministries and currently directs the Sunday School preschool program at her church in Yelm.

Debbie Keese - Teacher (right)

Debbie joins us with more than 20 years experience in children’s ministries. She has periodically worked in our preschool as a mother-helper since 2001 and joined our staff in 2007. She has a 2-year degree from Pierce College and has worked toward her BA with a focus on child development and education.


8:50 Arrival (learning centers)

9:15 Circle Time (songs/fingerplays, science concepts, sharing, Spanish)

9:35 Learning Centers

(creative art, writing center, blocks, manipulatives, sensory table, discovery counter, book corner, woodworking) 

Gym Time

10:30 Clean-Up, Snack set-up, Book Reading

10:45 Snack (family style)

11:00 Transition (action songs and fingerplays)

11:10 Bible Time (interactive: props, flannel graph, role-play)

11:20 Closing Table Activities

11:30 Dismissal

PM PRE-K Class follows similar schedule

Field Trips and special events are scheduled monthly

Emmanuel Preschool begins the second week of September and runs through May


Our two-year curriculum includes:  

  God Made Me, My Family My Friends, Colors, Forest, Animals, Fall Harvest, Weather, Problem Solving, Birds, Numbers and Concepts, ABC's, Fun Post Office, Grocery Store, Seasons, Keeping Healthy, Food Preparation, Fire Safety,                       Earthquake Safety, Rainy Day Fun, Winter Fun, Music Making, Community Helpers, Farm Animals, Pet Parade, Recycling, Pond Life, Sea Life, Growing Plants, Trees, Wood Products, Christmas, Easter, Spanish.

Enrollment for

2022-2023 School Year

Registration opens March 1, 2022

Registration Fee: $75

The registration fee is non-refundable and ensures child's placement in class.

The registration fee is due at the time of enrollment.

September tuition is due by August 5, 2022

PRE-K Classes (must be 4 years old by August 31)


AM PRE-K Class: 8:45am-11:45am

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Class size: 18 students, 2 teachers

Tuition: $200/month


PM PRE-K Class: 12:30-3:00 PM

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Class size: 18 students, 2 teachers

Tuition: $175/month

Two Day Class: 9:00am-11:30am

 (must be 3 years old by August 31 and toilet trained)

Tuesday, Thursday

Class size: 18 students, 2 teachers

Tuition: $155/month


Maria Goodin, Director: 

Phone: 360-943-7549


FB Page: Emmanuel Preschool

Take note of these...

Open registration for the 2022-2023 school year begins March 1, 2022.

In addition to the online application, please print and fill out one of the two forms below and turn them into Preschool Director Maria Goodin.

Certificate of Immunization Status.

If your child qualifies for exemption from Immunization, fill out this form instead.

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