Grandview Early Learning Center

Mission Statement

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

Contact Info

Hours of Operation:
GELC:
P: (253) 680-5515
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Subsidy:
P: (253) 680-5515
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Physical Address:
GELC:
3580 E Grandview Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404

Questions/Enrollment:
GELC.Enrollment@PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov

Subsidy:
3591 E Grandview Ave, Tacoma, WA 98404

Questions/Enrolment/Timesheets:
GELC.Subsidy@PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov

Phone:
P: (253) 680-5515

 

Directors:
GELC:
Deonnah McCloud
P: (253) 680-5526
Email: Deonnah.McCloud@PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov

Subsidy:
Roberta Basch
P: (253) 382-6352
Email: Roberta.Basch@PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov

Services

We are funded through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) and offer choices for your family’s child care needs.

  • Grandview Early Learning Center
  • Subsidized Child Care Program

Grandview Early Learning Center

Grandview Early Learning Center (GELC) is the Puyallup Tribe’s child care center. We follow the Tribal Administration building holiday schedule and Chief Leschi’s weather closures.

GELC Eligibility Requirements:

  • Child must be a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • All children must be under 13 years old
  • Parents must be working or in an educational program
  • Our service area is Pierce County and Federal Way, WA. Families must live in our service area.

GELC Application:

Please provide one application for each family in need of services. You may list multiple children on one application.

Application for Grandview Early Learning Center

FY2023-2025 grant application for CCDF

FY2023-2025 grant application for CCDF

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. GELC will help pay for either a LICENSED PROVIDER (cares for child in a licensed facility/home), NON-LICENSED PROVIDER (must care for child in child’s home), RELATIVE PROVIDER (can care for child in relative’s home or child’s home).

Subsidized Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Child must be a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • All children must be under 13 years old
  • Parents must be working or in an educational program
  • Provider must pass a background check
  • Provider must have CPR and First Aid certification
  • Provider must have a valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance.
      • If BOTH are not available, the provider must provide their valid identification card and sign the transport waiver included in the provider packet.
  • Our service area is Pierce County and Federal Way, WA. Families must live in our service area. Providers do not need to be in the service area.
  • View the *new* Childcare Assistance Rates
  • For relative providers: The following is the federal definition of a relative provider: Grandparent, Great-Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle or sibling 18 years old and not living in the child’s home. All adults living in the home of the relative provider, who are NOT related to the child, will need to complete and pass a background check to qualify for services.

Subsidized Program Application

Please provide one application for each family in need of services. You may list multiple children on one application. Parents and providers complete a W-9 form with the application.

Family Application
Licensed Providers
Relative Providers
Non-Relative Providers