Daily Life

Dropping Off Your Child

  • Place all of your child's items in a cubby. (Cubbies for the Jellyfish Room are inside the room and for the Komodo Dragon Room are outside the room.)
  • Parents, please model the hand washing behavior for your child by washing hands with them. Who knows, you may save yourself a cold or flu as well!
  • If child is potty trained or potty training, please have them use/try the potty in the hall and wash hands before entering the classroom.
  • Once you enter the classroom, please wash hands and have you child do the same.
  • Give your child a hug and enjoy your time while they enjoy theirs.
  • Parents sign child in & out using the electronic sign in/out system at the computer or tablet.

Picking Up Your Child

By the end of your child's stay, most children are tired, ready to eat and/or ready for a rest time. Here are some suggestions to make this transition time easier for your child.

  • If payment is due, stop by the office (room 350) to pay before picking up.
  • Take all items from your child's cubby.
  • Sign out your child at the ProCare terminal.
  • Remember when you come to pick up, you are responsible for your child. The staff are watching the children whose parents have not yet arrived. Please understand if we can't chat at the moment. Please check with the program supervisor to find a mutually convenient time for a parent/teacher conference. We are happy to arrange a time to meet.

Dress for Success

Art projects and playgrounds are messy, as well as fun and educational. Make sure your child wears clothes that are washable and shoes that are practical. Any valuable jewelry or small items that could be misplaced or be a choking hazard for smaller children should be left at home. Trettin assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items.

Snacks and Lunch Time

We provide snack in the morning and afternoon. If your child has an allergy, please let us know. None of our snacks contain nuts or meat products. Check our menu to find out what's being served. If you would prefer your child eat something from home you are welcome to bring it. Lunch time is from 12-12:45 pm. Please provide a lunch that your child can eat with minimal assistance. Trettin is nut-free.


We DO accept children in diapers. We provide Huggies Snug and Dry diapers and unscented wipes for diaper changes, unless your child has an allergy.

Discipline Policy

There are times when a child may become angry, in an inappropriate manner, and need time and assistance to learn how to handle the situation.

  • If a child is hitting, we check on the child that was hit first. We then facilitate conversation between the children to find the root cause. We suggest that they use their words to communicate their anger (we help with words if necessary), and try to arrange a solution.
  • If a child is biting, we tend to the injured child first, and then walk the child who is biting to a quiet corner to discuss their need to let us know when they need help with a situation. All adults are there to help.
  • If a child is kicking, biting and hitting in an out of control manner, they are walked or carried to a quiet space until they regain control and an alternative solution is agreed upon.


If your child is sick, please do not send them to school. If a child becomes sick while in attendance, the parent or designated contact person will be called on to pick up the child immediately. The Keep Me Home If... document provided by Seattle & King County Public Health is your key for whether or not your child should stay home.

Playground and Meal Schedule

Trettin Drop In Preschool Daily Schedule

During free play/choice time, all activities are available.

We now include story, music and show and tell as desired, based on the interests of the children present.

8:00 school opens

8:30 - 9:15 breakfast snack available

8:00 – 9:15 free play/choice time

9:15 – 9:30 cleanup / potty / handwashing

9:30 – 10:30 playground time

10:30 – 11:45 free play/choice time

11:45 – 12:00 cleanup / potty / handwashing

12:00 – 12:45 lunch /free choice time

12:45 – 1:00 cleanup / potty / handwashing

1:00 – 2:00 playground time

2:15 – 2:45 snack available

2:00 – 4:00 free choice time

4:00 school closes

We provide 2 snacks and make milk available for lunch time. You will need to provide a lunch if your child attends at that time.