Due to increasingly frequent no-call no-shows, our reservation/cancellation policy is changing. In order to make a reservation, prepayment of 50% of the reserved time is required. In the event of cancellation, this will be forfeit. We are having to turn families away for people who fail to come for their reservations. This is unfair to the families who want to attend and causes costs to increase. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Find the right program that works for you and your family. Trettin offers a child-centered, play-based curriculum that encourages choice-making, autonomy, and social competence. Our teachers are long term, caring, experienced, and certified.

Diaper policy: Diapers and wipes are provided for children who are not yet toilet trained. The rate for children in diapers is $0.50 extra per hour.


  Payment Option    Rate
  Drop In*  $11.00/hr
  Drop In Sibling**  $6.75/hr
  10-Hr Punch Card   $110.00 + FREE 1/2 hr
  20-Hr Punch Card   $220 + FREE 1 hr
  Monthly Pass   10% off - Minimum 8
  days per month

*Children in diapers are charged $0.50 extra per hour ($11.50/hr, $7.25/hr sibling rate). Trettin provides diapers and wipes.

**Sibling Rate: Any families enrolled with at least 2 children, and registration paid, may receive the sibling price. The first child attending will be at the hourly rate of $11.00/hr and each additional child in your family is $6.75/hr when they attend at the same time. This cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Drop In

This is our most popular option for those with flexible or frequently changing schedules. A one-hour minimum is required with up to a maximum of five hours per day. We recommend you make a reservation as soon as you know you need childcare. Non-refundable payment of half of your reservation is due when your reservation is confirmed, and the remainder is due at the end of your child’s stay each day.

Punch Card
The most flexible way to reserve space and save money! Consider purchasing a punch card for either ten- or twenty-hour increments. For each ten hours purchased, you receive a FREE ½ hour! This option allows you to call and reserve space in advance as needed.

Monthly Pass
You know your schedule, your child will be attending Trettin at least eight days a month and you'd like a discount. A monthly pass is the way to go. Purchase a monthly pass by the 5th of the month, let us know the exact dates and times to hold a reservation, and you receive a 10% discount.

Tuition Assistance
  • Licensed by the WA State Department of Early Learning. DSHS and UW Student Vouchers accepted.
  • Scholarships through the UCUCC Child Care Program may be available for those who qualify. Trettin Drop In Preschool is the only not-for-profit drop in program in this area, as well as the only one that provides a tuition subsidy program based on income. Please ask for a Child Care Programs Scholarship Application form at the teachers' desk. You will need to provide documents for verification.
Fine Details
Registration Fee = $50 per family, non-refundable
    Security key card for entrance into the school included with registration fee.
    Registration due at 2nd visit.
A one-hour minimum is required at each visit with up to a maximum of five hours per day.
After the first hour, tuition is paid by the half hour - rounding up to the next half hour.
Payment to be made by cash with exact change, check or credit/debit card.

Late Policy
A late fee is in effect after five (5) hours or after closing time: $11.00 charge for each 15 minutes late.
1-15 min = $11.00, 16-30 min = $22.00, 31-45 min = $33.00, 46-60 min = $44.00, 60+ min = $55.00 + $1/min
Continual late pick-up will require withdrawal from the program.