School Admissions

At Beginnings, we accept children from 3 months to five years of age, regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic, cultural or physical background. Preference is given to siblings of children already enrolled. All openings are available according to space.


Beginnings Capitol Hill

3 months to 5 years (under 6 years)

Opening: Yes

Please call programs for more information and to schedule a tour. Contact Molly Howard, Assistant Director. Phone (206) 707-5212, or email

Beginnings Queen Anne

3 months to 6 years (under 7 years)

Opening: No

Please call programs for more information and to schedule a tour. Contact Summer Bermejo, Assistant Director. Phone (206) 697-1885, or email


We offer full time and two part time schedules:

Tuesday and Thursday, or Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are a full day program.

When a space opens in a classroom, applications are checked for possible matches to the schedule and birth date needed to fill the vacant space. Parents will be notified with an offer for that space. (Part time enrollment is available on a restricted basis.) Applicants will be given three days to decide if they want the spot.

Upon accepting enrollment, parents must pay the registration fee of $125. In addition, families will be billed for first and last month’s tuition upon enrollment. These fees are non-refundable.

Waiting Lists

We maintain waiting lists at both schools.

If we have no immediate vacancies at the time you apply, your name will be placed on a waiting list. Effective May 25, 2016, it costs $100 to join the waiting list. Payment (in the form of a check) should be sent to the program of your choice. Once payment is received, the waiting list form submission will be added to the appropriate waiting list, and then a tour can be scheduled to visit the program. Joining the waiting list does not automatically guarantee you a spot. We recommend contacting the schools periodically to check on your status.

Please join our waiting list by filling out our online form.


Monthly tuition includes access to Beginnings’ programs, meals, parent education trainings, and other services.

Financial Assistance Program

Financial assistance is available to families upon request. Please contact the schools for details and eligibility requirements.

Tuition Rates effective January 1st, 2017


  • Monthly:$2,106
  • Daily:$119

Toddler I

  • Monthly:$1,960
  • Daily:$108

Toddler II

  • Monthly:$1,836
  • Daily:$103

Preschool I

  • Monthly:$1,647
  • Daily:$92

Preschool II

  • Monthly:$1,566
  • Daily:$86

*Tuition is due in advance on the first day of every month. Please note the meaning of tuition is the same as in other institutional settings. There are no refunds for absences, vacations, holidays, emergency closures, etc.

Hours of Operation

Beginnings Schools are open Monday through Friday, 7am to 6pm.

Beginnings is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day/Beginnings Schools' Staff Retreat
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Additionally we open late and close early and/or close the programs on the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. We occasionally close early for in-service training and our Annual Meeting.