Preschool & Pre-K

Half-Day Cultural Arts Immersion Program
  • Illumineers Preschool & Pre-K

    A Cultural Arts Immersion Program
  • About Our Program – Our specific mix of cultural arts with its educational focus is a winning combination for effective early learning. A half-day program keeps learning fun and relevant, allowing children their afternoons to explore, play and apply learning out in the real world. 

    Lesson plans are established in accordance with Washington State’s Early Learning Standards along with our own interactive learning techniques and technologies. Preschool students are evaluated for progress and each spring parents meet with our certified teacher to learn about their child’s individual needs and progress.

    30-Day Assessments help parents determine where their child is currently tracking in their early learning and development. Our assessment is a useful tool whether your child is turning 3 or about to enter kindergarten. Our Certified Teacher will help guide you so that you can be confident in your decision to invest in your child’s early education.


  • "Tell me and I will forget, teach me and I will remember, involve me and I will learn" -Benjamin Franklin
  • Benefits:
    • Strong focus on learning letter recognition, reading sight words, and writing letters, number recognition and math basics
    • Exploration of various hands on learning activities including technology
    • Music component to build interest in piano, patterns and languages
    • Weekly Arts focus for visual arts projects, drama and performance
    • Projects promote critical thinking, self-confidence and emotional acuity
    • Introductory Spanish language learning
    • Beginning yoga and movement
    • Morning classes provide a strong foundation for learning that leaves the afternoons free
    • Our program exceeds the Federal and State standards set forth for preschool learning programs
    • Our specialized team is lead by a Certified Early Childhood Teacher who oversees our curriculum development and deployment
    • Low Student/Teacher Ratio 5:1.
  • Why Choose ILS?

  • Development

    • It's important to harness your child's potential in these early years. She's hungry to learn and wired to gather new knowledge and positive experiences at this age. Why wait to feed her curiosity when you can start encouraging her learning?
    • We are your educational partners, here to support your child and guide her on the path to exploration and learning.
    • Your child has a minimum of twenty years of education ahead of them - think about that. It's up to you to give them the best start possible.
    • Watch as your child learns to read, write and recognize patterns in music and math in our program.
  • Positive Exposure

    • The adults in your child's life help shape their perception of the world around.
    • Our teachers have a passion for what they do, they are caring and inquisitive, fair and guiding; most importantly are invested in your child's growth and development.
    • Our program gives students positive ways to explore and experience learning.
    • Our classroom invokes curiosity and affords children a structured place for learning.
    • Our students get rich cultural arts experiences including piano instruction.
    • Kick-start their social and emotional strength building with our drama, performance and art programs. Give them the advantage of language development and music learning.
  • Community

    • We are a community within the community. Our founders are teachers and live in the community.
    • Students here learn about what a community is and the importance of being responsible member of their community events. We serve and sit on the small business advisory boards in our neighborhood. We like being involved!
    • We are local and we know you value local.
    • We are a family of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters and cousins.
  • How to Enroll:

    • Call to schedule a tour 206-900-7453.
    • New students take our Pre-Entry Evaluation at the time of tour.
    • Pay the 1-time $35 Registration Fee and a deposit equal to last month tuition which may be applied to a child's last month.
    • Enrollment is ongoing and new students are admitted with an evaluation and as space availability permits.
    • Preschool (Ages 2-3)
    • Location: ILS Piper's Creek 124 N 103rd Street
    • Fall 2019 Monthly Tuition:
    • 5-days a week 9:00 to Noon
    • 3-days a week 9:00 to Noon
    • Optional: additional hour
      8:00 to 9:00

    **10% discounts are available for siblings who also enroll**

    • Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 4-5)
    • Location: ILS Greenwood 7720 Greenwood Ave N
    • Fall 2019 Monthly Tuition:
    • 5-days a week 9:00 to Noon
    • Optional: extended hour
      8:00 to 9:00
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How is the Illumination Learning Studio preschool different from other half-day programs?
    A: Our program lies miles apart from other preschool programs which function more like play-schools. Students here are engaged in a true-learning experience that is aimed at advancing the pace in which preschoolers learn to read, write and reason.

    Q: Isn’t play-based better for my child’s development?
    A: Of course children need play-time. Our lessons are presented in a fun way meant to engage the young, developing mind in learning that builds curiosity and advances the imagination. Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) released a 2014 report that shows children who attend [high-quality preschool programs] have significantly higher math and reading scores in third, fourth and fifth grades compared to children who do not.

    “About 85 percent of the human brain develops in the first three years of life. During this crucial developmental time, young children form the “wiring” needed to think, communicate, move and form attachments with those around them. Children who have nurturing, healthy and supportive experiences in their early years are much better prepared to succeed in school and life.” -Thrive Washington

    Resources and Advocacy for Early Learning: Thrive Washington
    PDF – Getting School Ready!

    From the City of Seattle – Preschool for All Initiative
    “Despite our best efforts, too many of our city’s children are not thriving in school. Nearly a quarter of all schoolchildren in Seattle Public Schools can’t read at grade level in the third grade. If we invest in our kids early, well before kindergarten, we can change this gloomy reality. Several long-term evaluations show that children who attend high-quality preschools are better prepared to enter kindergarten and learn.”

    • I have seen so many of the kids flourish with knowledge with their time at ILS; from learning music and playing the piano to beginning reading sight words for a pre-K student.

    • My 6-year old son started at Illumination in 2013 and he loves it and so do we. Molli and Mike are a great team and the studio offers music, drama, fine art, homework help and lots of movement, yoga etc. They are wonderful people who offer kind, loving instruction with clear boundaries and expectations. Highly recommended!

  • Locations:

    • Greenwood

      7720 Greenwood Ave N. Suite 101
      Seattle, WA 98103

    • Piper's Creek

      124 N. 103rd St Suite D
      Seattle, WA 98113

  • Contact Us

    Contact us for enrollment information or to schedule a tour