Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th-May 8th 2020

txʷəl gʷəlapu siʔiʔab dxʷgʷalčšid. To all of you honorable teachers. We are so grateful for everything you do. You think of the best interests of the kids and families every day. The kids at Grandview are lucky to have you as a role model in their life. May you all be wrapped in our love and gratitude. ʔəsbutbutlačibitubułəd čəł. We raise our hands to you all.




To provide quality and culturally appropriate early childhood care for the Native Children of our community and to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their physical, social, and intellectual growth.


We are funded through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) and offer choices for your families child care needs. We offer services at our Tribal center, Grandview Early Learning Center, located at 3580 E Grandview Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404 or through our Subsidized Child Care Program. These options give parents the ability to choose another licensed center, family home, or relative they trust to care for their children.

Puyallup Tribal Preschool Program(PTP)

The Puyallup Tribal Preschool (PTP) is housed at Grandview Early Learning Center and serves Puyallup Tribal Members who turn 3 years old by August 31st. This program follows Chief Leschi's school schedule, so when they are half day, closed for holidays and vacations, there will be no PTP those days.

Eligibility Requirements:

One application must be completed for each child in need of services

Grandview Early Learning Center

Grandview Early Learning Center (GELC) is the Puyallup Tribe's child care center. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 7am to 6pm. We follow the Tribal Administration building holiday schedule and Chief Leschi's weather closures.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Child must be a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • All children must be under 13 years old
  • The household income must meet the low-moderate guidelines
  • Parents must be working or in an educational program
  • Our service area is:
  • o Pierce County and Federal Way, WA
  • CLICK HERE FOR Application for Grandview Early Learning Center

One application must be completed for each child in need of services

Subsidized Childcare Assistance Program

GELC's subsidized childcare program is also federally funded through the CCDF. We offer this program to give parents a choice of their childcare providers by allowing them to use another licensed center, a family home setting, or a relative to watch their child.

Eligibility Requirements:

One application must be completed for the whole family needing services

Only complete the background check packet if your provider is a non-licensed center

Must submit a W9 form for the Parents and Providers

Handbooks and Policies and Procedures

Resource and Referral Services

Please check the links below for other resources for your childcare needs:

Contact Information:
David Turnipseed, GELC Director

Deonnah McCloud, Assistant Director