Sunset Christian Preschool (SCP) is organized, administered and operated by a professional staff working under the guidance of the Children's Ministries of UPPC.

Our MISSION is to partner with parents and provide a quality program that develops the whole child and inspires a life-long love of learning. We accomplish our mission by providing a loving, nurturing and enriching early childhood program which honors Jesus Christ and sees each child as a unique and special creation of God.


Classes: ages 2-5 years (on or before Aug. 31) Half-day & Full-day Kindergarten
Classroom Bible Time Seasonal field trips for ages 3-5 years
Curriculum & schedules that align with University Place Schools   Safe, fenced, fun outdoor playground
Large indoor muscle playroom New Afternoon Enrichment starting fall 2014 for 3s-Ks! 
New Lunch Bunch for 3s-Ks starting fall 2014

Tours available by appointment


Sunset Christian Preschool provides a low teacher/child ratio, which gives each student individual attention as well as ample space to explore, play and learn. Read more detailed class information in our Parent Handbook (coming soon).

50 off 96REGISTER NOW!

When you register for Sunset Christian Preschool classes you will receive $50 OFF your registration fee! There is NO registration fee for Afternoon Enrichment or Lunch Bunch!


All morning classes meet 9:00-11:30 AM
All afternoon classes meet 12:30-3:00 PM

For the 2014-2015 school year we are offering a $100 discount refund off any child’s SCP Tuition Payment #5 (due on or before January 1, 2015) if his or her family invited a new family that registers their child for the 2014-2015 academic year on or before December 15, 2014. Click the Discount Voucher link to download and print the form: DISCOUNT VOUCHER


  • Parent Orientation is August 27 | 6:30 PM.

    This event is for parents only and due to our space constraints we highly encourage you to find childcare that evening for your children. Pre-registered childcare will be available for those unable to make other childcare arrangements.

  • Meet and Greet is August 28 | 11 AM-Noon

    Any time between 11 AM-noon you and your child or children will have the opportunity to spend a brief amount of time (10-15 minutes) to meet their new teacher and tour their new SCP classroom before the official first day of school. The classrooms will be closed the rest of the day for teacher training.

  • First Week of School | Transition Days September 2-5, 2014.


Full StarNOTE!!! Three of our Morning class are full:
4Day 4s | 4Day 3s | 3Day 2s

• If you register for any of these classes your child's name will be put on the waiting list for that class.
• Be sure to choose your second preference.






Part II for both SCP Classes and Enrichment, please print, complete and return:


Marty Kelly
SCP Director
Vi Thornton
SCP Administrator


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  • NEW! Enrichment Classes for 3s-Ks! +


    Let your child explore, discover, and create through our new afternoon Enrichment program beginning this fall. Your child may attend 1, 2, 3 or all 4 days per week of Enrichment. This new program offers children ages 3-5 an introduction to music and arts through a variety of open-ended and teacher-directed activities. Whether or not your family is enrolled in SCP already, Enrichment is a place where your child is invited to expand their horizons in a creative, child-centered space filled with developmentally appropriate hands-on learning experiences.

    ***Online Registration is required to attend Enrichment, however if your family is enrolled in our preschool program only one set of paperwork (required documents and forms) is needed. There is no registration fee for Enrichment.

    ***All children enrolled in Afternoon Enrichment may attend Lunch Bunch for FREE as long as they register online for Lunch Bunch in advance.

    The Details:

    • Ages: 3-5 years of age on or before August 31, 2014
    • Days: M, T, W, and/or TH
    • Time: 12:30-3PM
    • Starts: Monday, September 8, 2014
    • Schedule: Follows the SCP calendar for the remainder of the school year
    • Cost:
       • 1 day $85/month ($850/year divided into 10 equal payments due Aug 1-May 1)
       • 2 days $165/month ($1650/year divided into 10 equal payments due Aug 1-May 1)
       • 3 days $220/month ($2200/year divided into 10 equal payments due Aug 1-May 1)
       • 4 days $260/month ($2600/year divided into 10 equal payments due Aug 1-May 1)

    The first (#1) and last (#10) payments will be due on or before August 1 and September 1 respectively. We recommend setting up recurring payments in July for payments 1-10 due on the first day of each month August-May.

    Questions? Contact Marty! 253.564.2522 ext 121 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • NEW!!! 2014-2015 Lunch Bunch Information +


    Lunch Bunch 2014-2015 

    Lunch Bunch is a wonderful opportunity for children to socialize with their peers and gain some independence in their eating skills with the guidance and care of SCP adult staff and volunteers. Children will spend time together eating in UPPC’s Café as well as enjoy exercise and play on our playground or gym until a parent picks them up or they are transitioned to their afternoon program. Your child may attend 1, 2, 3 or all 4 days per week of Lunch Bunch. All children must REGISTER ONLINE for Lunch Bunch before attending.

    The Details:

    • Ages: 3-5 years of age on or before August 31, 2014
    • Days: M, T, W, and/or TH
    • Time: 11:40-12:30
    • Starts: Monday, September 8, 2014
    • Schedule: Follows the SCP calendar for the remainder of the school year
    • All children enrolled in afternoon SCP classes or afternoon Enrichment may attend Lunch Bunch for FREE on corresponding days as long as they register online for Lunch Bunch in advance.
    • Cost: No Registration Fee
      Children enrolled in ONLY MORNING CLASSES PAY LUNCH BUNCH TUITION as follows:
      • 1 Day    $105/year    $10.50 for 10 equal payments due Aug 1-May 1
      • 2 Days  $210/year    $21 for 10 equal payments due Aug 1-May 1
      • 3 Days  $315/year    $35 for 10 equal payments due Aug 1-May 1
      • 4 Days  $420/year    $42 for 10 equal payments due Aug 1-May 1 


    Questions? Marty Kelly, Director of Sunset Christian Preschool
    253.564.2522 ext 138 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • NEW! How to Register for 2014-2015, Tuition Rates & More +

    Required to complete enrollmentdownload as pdf


    • Online Registration includes non-refundable fee. 
    • Tuition payments #1 and #10 (for mid-year enrollments: first and last tuition payments).
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  • 2014-2015 Tuition Tips and Requirements +


    • Go to PAY TUITION 2014-2015 link (3 separate tuition links for SCP Classes, Enrichment and Lunch Bunch)
    • Log in with your profile information you saved when you registered your child.
    • For SINGLE PAYMENTS continue with the PAY NOW
    • To set up RECURRING PAYMENTS continue with the SCHEDULE PAYMENT
    • Set up your profile for monthly recurring payments in July 
    (10 payments on or before the first day of each month, Aug 2014-May 2015)
    • Do not check the box that says, "Also make a one-time payment today" if you are setting up recurring payments.
    • Pay for each student individually. 
    • Pay for each SCP class, Enrichment class and/or Lunch Bunch separately (remember that Lunch Bunch is free on days child is in an Afternoon SCP class or Enrichment). 
    • Pay for multiple children by clicking "add attendee." 
    • Allow several business days for your bank to process your tuition payments. 
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  • 2014-2015 Classes and Program Descriptions +

    Class Description:

    1. Two’s Class – Must be 2 on or before August 31, 2014

    In their first experience in a structured preschool environment your child will learn socialization skills and simple routines while they participate in art, music, stories, and explore an enriched environment.  Class size is limited to 12 children with a teacher and assistant teacher.

    2. Three’s Class – Must be 3 on or before August 31, 2014
    Children in this class continue to develop social skills as they explore an increasingly complex, carefully planned environment. Creative art, music, science, mathematical thinking skills, language development and Christian concepts are some of the areas explained through a combination of teacher-directed and free-choice activities. Classes also participate in two to three field trips each year. Class is limited to 14 children with a teacher and assistant teacher.

    3. Four’s Class – Must be 4 on or before August 31, 2014
    This class is designed to prepare children for success in kindergarten by exposing them to an increasingly structured environment. An exploration of letter names and sounds, science experiments to hone observation skills, more complex mathematical concepts and opportunities to explore multi-step creative art projects are a few of the ways our four’s program expands to meet the needs of your child’s expanding abilities. Children also participate in a variety of field trips. Class is limited to 16 children with a teacher and assistant teacher.

    4. Pre-K Class – Must be 4 on or before April 30, 2014
    This class is designed for the older four and the young five year old who is not quite ready for the rigors of kindergarten. The class incorporates many of the same activities as the four’s classes but proceeds at a faster pace allowing time to explore concepts more deeply. Structured periods are slightly longer and activities are geared to the more mature child. Class is limited to 18 children with a teacher and assistant teacher.

    5. Kindergarten – Must be 5 on or before August 31, 2014
    This class is either half-day or all-day and provides a creative learning environment. Reading skills are a central focus. Mathematical concepts, writing skills, advanced listening and sequencing skills, motor skills and social and emotional skills are developed. Opportunities abound to explore science and to delve into the wonder of God’s creation. Creativity is encouraged through art and music. Children participate in a variety of field trips. Our goal is to create a positive but challenging experience in which each child can grow and develop at his or her own individual pace. Class size is limited to 20 children with a teacher and assistant teacher.
    6. Lunch Bunch – For the 3s, 4s & 5s Classes
    Children bring their lunch and have time to play in the gym or on the playground.  Morning classes stay until 12:30 PM and afternoon classes and Enrichment come at 11:40 AM.  Advanced registration is required.

    Our Program

    Class Sizes
         2s class size is limited to 12.
         3s class size is limited to 14.
         4s class size is limited to 16.

         PreK class size is limited to 18.
         Kindergarten class size is limited to 20.

    2s 2Day Tue/Thu |  9:00-11:30 AM

    2s 3Day Mon/Wed/Fri | 9:00-11:30 AM  

    3s 2Day Tue/Thu | 9:00 - 11:30 AM 

    3s 3Day Mon/Wed/Fri| 9:00-11:30 AM 

    3s 4Day Mon/Tues/Wed/Thu | 9:00-11:30 AM 

    4s 3Day Mon/Wed/Fri | 09:00-11:30 AM 

    4s 4Day Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu | 09:00-11:30 AM  

    3s & 4’s 4Day Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu | 12:30-03:00 PM  

    Kindergarten half day 5Day M-F| 09:00-11:30 AM 

    Pre K & Kindergarten (PM) 5Day M-F | 12:30-03:00 PM 

    Curriculum Overview
    Design: Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and designed to stimulate children’s curiosity, nurture their love and knowledge of God and foster healthy relationships and self-esteem. Language development, art, music, stories, science exploration, field trips, outdoor/indoor play time and math skills are included in the curriculum in order to develop children to their fullest potential physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually.

    Active Play
    Active play is an integral part of our daily schedule and each class goes either outside to the playground or to the indoor large muscle room. 
    Bible Time Procedures & Expectations

    Children worship together in their classrooms on the first Thursday or Friday of each month at the beginning of class. Christian values and concepts are encouraged throughout each day.

    The children recite their Scripture memory verses and we pray together at various times throughout the day: snack, opening circle, etc., and other times that seem fitting. 

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  • 2014-2015 School Calendar +

    Important School Calendar Dates

    Aug 27, 2014 | SCP Parent Orientation

    Sept 2-5, 2014 | SCP begins | Transition Days

    Sept 8, 2014 | Lunch Bunch and Afternoon Enrichment Begin

    Nov 11, 2014 | NO SCHOOL | Veterans Day

    Nov 27-28, 2014 | NO SCHOOL | Thanksgiving Break

    Dec 11, 2014 | SCP Christmas Pageant

    Dec 12, 2014- Jan 4, 2015 | SCP Christmas Vacation

    Jan 19, 2015 | NO SCHOOL | Martin Luther King Day

    Feb 16, 2015 | NO SCHOOL | Presidents’ Day

    Feb 17-20, 2015 | SCP Mid-Winter Break

    Mar 5, 2014 | SCP Family Night

    Apr 13-17, 2015 | SCP Spring Break

    May 4-8, 2015 | Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 22, 2015 | Snow Make-up Day, if needed

    May 25, 2015 | NO SCHOOL | Memorial Day

    June 11, 2015 | SCP last day

    June 11, 2015 | SCP Movin’ On

    June 12, 2015 | Snow Make-up Day, if needed

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  • School Closure Advisory | U.P. School District +

    Bad Weather? Is there school today?

    Follow this link to the University Place School District School Closure Advisory. You can also sign up for school closure alerts.


  • SCP Outreach Opportunities +


    We believe that learning to share is important in all aspects of our lives so all throughout the year, we have food donation boxes by each classroom. Families are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items. Periodically, the students in our older classes sort and count the items (learning basic math skills) before they take them to the food bank at Families Unlimited Network (FUN), located in the house across the driveway of our playground. For more information go to:  

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