Preschool Programs

Preschool PalsThe City's preschool programs provide hands-on activities for your child to explore math, science, art, reading and writing readiness, music, dramatic play, and large motor activities. Children will learn and develop social skills through play and exploration. Children must be potty-trained and be the specified age by the start of the first class. Classes are led by well-experienced and trained teachers.

Inclement Weather Policy: To ensure the safety of our class participants and staff, the Preschool programs will close if the Everett School District closes due to inclement weather. If the school district is delayed, the 9 a.m. Preschool Pals program will be canceled. Contact 425-551-7254 for updated information. If class is canceled due to inclement weather, there will NOT be a make-up day scheduled.

Preschool Pals: 3-4 Years Old
Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This class is great for kids coming to preschool for the first time. Please bring water with a snack each day.

Registration for fall is currently open.
Pre-Kindergarten Prep: 4-5 Years Old
Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This class focuses on kindergarten readiness for children who will enter kindergarten in fall 2019. Please bring water with a snack each day.

Registration for fall is currently open.

Optional Wednesday
This is an optional stand-alone or add-on day on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please bring water with a snack each day.

Registration for fall 2018 starts Aug. 13.
Meet Our Teachers
The teachers are: Ms. L’Rae, Ms. Tanya, and Ms. Monica.

L’Rae Hilby - Preschool Pals Lead
L'Rae has a bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies/Early Childhood Development from Washington State University. She has over 18 years of preschool teaching plus 14 years of being a stay-at-home mother to her two children. She has been with the city of Mill Creek for several years. In her spare time she enjoys traveling around the world, baking, decorating cakes, spending time with family and friends, and reading. She is excited for this school year and looking forward to meeting everyone.

Monica Rucker - Preschool Pals Assistant
Monica has her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an early childhood endorsement from Portland State University. After teaching kindergarten for several years she is beginning her 17th year here at Mill Creek Preschool Pals. She enjoys home projects, boating and her time with family and friends. Monica is excited and looking forward to a fun-filled session.

Tanya Jaegel - Preschool Pals Assistant
Tanya has been working with kids for as long she can remember. She's a proud mom of three. This is her third year at Preschool Pals and she absolutely loves being here, and is excited for the opportunity to work with your children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and the beach.