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    Families enjoy bringing their children to our warm and welcoming environment at Puyallup Early Learning Center.

    Cascade Christian PELC Features:

    • Convenient Puyallup location, just up the hill from the WA State Fair, across from the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital complex
    • Covered drop-off and pick-up area
    • Large indoor and outdoor play spaces
    • Updated classrooms
    • Small class sizes
    • Lead teachers who have their CDA certification and are required to have 10 hours of continuing education over the state-required minimums
    • A focus on being prepared for kindergarten (see our kindergarten readiness brochure)
    • Curriculum taught from a biblical worldview
    • Priority enrollment status for PELC students when entering kindergarten at any of our CCS elementary campuses

    We provide options for working families as well as for those families desiring an early learning program for their child but not needing all-day care.

    Our full-day programs (available 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and part-day programs all focus on preparing your child for kindergarten!

    Infant & Toddler Program

    For ages 6 weeks to 3 years old
    Full-day and full-day plus options available

    Kindergarten Prep 3s/4s

    For ages 3 to 4½ (potty-trained)
    Morning, afternoon, and full-day options available

    Kindergarten Prep 4s/5s

    For ages 4½ to 5 (potty-trained) and entering kindergarten the next fall
    Morning, afternoon, and full-day options available

    More questions? See our PELC Frequently Asked Questions page or email our campus enrollment manager, Crystal Ford.


    Now Enrolling!

    2023-2024 Schedules

    Kindergarten Prep 3s/4s

    (ages 3 to 4½)

    AM Class Options

    8:40 to 11:25 a.m.

    3 days (Wed through Fri)

    4 days (Tues through Fri)


    Kindergarten Prep 4s/5s

    (ages 4½ to 5, preparing to enter kindergarten the next fall)

    AM Class Options

    8:40 to 11:25 a.m.

    4 days (Tues through Fri)

    PM Class Options

    12:45 to 3:30 p.m.

    4 days (Tues through Fri)

    5 days (Mon through Fri)

    Cougar Prep: Early Learning Enrichments

    Cougar Prep offers quarterly enrichment classes at the Puyallup, McAlder, and Frederickson Early Learning Centers. Classes run for 6-8 weeks, and registration is all online. For a current list of class options and to register, please click the button below.

    Enrichment Class Registration

    Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Puyallup Early Learning Center • 1818 South Meridian • Puyallup, WA  98371 • (253) 848-7165


From Parents at PELC:

You and the staff are like family. You have provided not only a safe and sound environment for her learning, but you have given her the hope and education of Jesus as well as love as if our daughter was your own. Your staff has consistently amazed me with their thoughtful and kind support, and I will not forget the many friends I have made with her teachers and breakers. Truly exceptional people at PELC. You should all be proud of what you do. We are incredibly grateful for the care we have received. I pray that God continues to do wonderful things at PELC and blesses your whole staff.


My son is very outgoing and loves to say good morning to everyone when we arrive. And all the teachers/staff are always so kind to him, even if they are busy with something else at the time. He gets so excited when they know his name; with all the kids there, it amazes me how they all do know his name! I'm very excited for the positive experience in the years to come with Cascade Christian!