Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any spots left? Yes. We still have a few spots open for Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions.

  2. How can I apply? Complete the preschool interest form and note that you would like the application packet or bypass this step and simply complete the application form below.  



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  1. How long of a day? 

    • Our preschool will be open three days a week, starting in September. The morning session will run from 8:30 -11:30am. 

  2. What is Lunch & Play? 

    • It's optional time for increased flexibility from 11:30 -12:00pm. We know life isn't always predictable, so we are offering an optional lunch and play period for parents who need a little more time on a given day. 

    • This extra hour allows morning sessions students to stay 30-45 minutes longer and/or afternoon students to arrive 30-45 minutes earlier. Notify us in advance so we can alert the teachers.

    • No time to pack a lunch?  No problem! Sanctuary Smoothies and Breakfast Bistro offers healthy options for your child including avocado toast, waffles and oatmeal's. We’re adding a kid’s menu where this option includes a kids meal ( 8 oz smoothie and lunch item)) preselected by parent.

  3. How many students? 

    • Enrollment will be ten students maximum per session, ensuring each student is receiving the support they need. Parents can choose a partial week (Tuesday & Thursday or drop in Fridays on a space available basis)

  4. What are the enrollment requirements?

    • Students 2.5-5 years of age

    • Are fully potty trained

    • Able to be separated from parent/caregiver 

    • Current on all immunizations required by Pullman School District and the State of Washington including: 

    • Required Vaccines for School or Child Care Entry 

      • DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) 

      • DT or Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) 

      • Hepatitis B 

      • Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b) 

      • IPV (Polio) (any combination of IPV/OPV) 

      •  OPV (Polio) 

      •  MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 

      • PCV/PPSV (Pneumococcal) 

      • Varicella (Chickenpox)  

  5. How much does it cost? 

    • 5 days per week (Monday- Friday-)  $385 per child per month

    • 4 days per week $320 per child per month

    • 3 days per week - $225 per child per month

    • 2 days per week  - $160 per child per month

    • 1 day per week - $85 per child per month 

    • Lunch & Play “add on” time - $18 per occurrence + cost of kid meal from smoothies menu

  6. What is emphasized in the program? 

    • The program provides children with a well-rounded early education, emphasizing fine arts. Throughout the school year, we will introduce children to a wide variety of topics and interests, building off of what children are interested in to best fit the educational needs and styles of each individual child and the group. We also believe fine arts is a great foundation for a well-rounded education as the arts stimulate creativity and provide an opportunity for learning, not just in an academic sense, but also the social-emotional skills of leadership, friendship, teamwork, and self-love. As such, the program will also emphasize incorporating activities based around dancing, yoga, music, drawing, painting and acting.

  7. What are your guiding philosophies?

    • A guiding philosophy in Early Childhood Education is to look at the student as a whole and have them lead their learning. We provide students the opportunity to experience the world for themselves by nurturing them through carefully formulated learning activities. Our learning areas focus on art, literacy, science, and mathematics, as well as developmental areas of growth such as gross/fine motor, language, social/emotional, cognitive logic, and reasoning skills. We believe in using observational data collected from children in play to inform curriculum planning that will best cater to each child and the group as a whole. Our aim is to prepare them for Kindergarten and life in an elementary setting. 

  8. What are your days off? Will you align with the Pullman School District Calendar?

    • Our first day of school will be Wednesday August 31st.  After that we will align tightly to the Pullman School District Calendar for school holidays (see HERE for details) If the Pullman schools close due to snow or other natural causes, we will also close.   

  9. Will you be open in the summer? 

    • We will offer a summer session in summer 2022 along with our wonderful summer dance camps which are currently open for summer 2022 enrollment. See details under Summer Dance 2022!

    • Sanctuary fully closes the week surrounding July 4th holiday for a summer break.

  10. Where is the preschool going to be? 

    • Our preschool will take place within Sanctuary’s studio. Inside the studio, we have designed a welcoming classroom dedicated solely for our preschool students to explore and learn. We also have access to over 6,000 sq feet of world class facility for larger group activities. Our goal is to also use the outdoors and surrounding community for further learning and exploration via periodic outings to nearby Reaney Park and field trips.

  11. How can I learn more?