Discovery Preschool at the Richland Early Learning Center

Built in partnership with the Richland School District, our Discovery Preschool at the Richland Early Learning Center provides families with a safe and loving environment for their children. Designed specifically to serve families who have children attending the Early Learning Center, our preschool provides additional programming and support throughout the day.

Through our thoughtfully planned curriculum, youth ages 3 - 6 years old will discover and explore their world through play as they prepare for kindergarten.


📍 Location: 1525 Hunt Ave, Richland, WA 99354

📞 Phone: (509) 948-8719

✉️ Site Coordinator: Hannah Moeller

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Ready to enroll?

Fill out our Interest Form

Watch our 2022 Preschool Graduation Event

Take a tour of our Preschool

Want to see the Preschool in person? Contact our Site Coordinator to schedule a tour!

A Consistent & Proven Approach To Learning

Forming positive daily habits and setting educational goals help us create a positive and safe environment where youth can learn and grow. Our daily schedule is carefully crafted to maximize structured learning opportunities while giving youth time to develop friendships and uncover their talents.



Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Free Choice Activities

7:00 AM

Breakfast (provided)

8:45 AM

Gross Motor Activities

9:00 AM

Circle Time

10:00 AM

Small Group Activities

10:15 AM


11:00 AM

Nap / Rest

12:00 PM

Afternoon Snack (provided)

2:45 PM

Story Time

3:00 PM

Outside / Small Group Activities
3:30 PM

Evening Snack (provided)
5:00 PM

Free Choice Activities

5:30 PM

Program Closes

6:00 PM

Our Curriculum

We believe children learn best through meaningful play. Our play-based, child-centered program develops physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, and self-help skills while encouraging curiosity, discovery, and problem-solving.

We encourage youth to develop positive habits, attitudes, behaviors by learning from adults who engage and stimulate intellectual curiosity. Our curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Weekly lesson plans are developed to give youth a balanced experience in four areas of development:

Social & Emotional

  • Receptive & expressive language
  • Social relationships
  • Self-regulation
  • Small & large group work
  • Identify feelings
  • Experience pride & confidence
  • Develop independence & self-control

Approach to Learning

  • Initiative & curiosity
  • Persistence & Attentiveness
  • Reasoning & problem solving
  • Cooperation


  • Gross & fine motor skills
  • Health knowledge & practice
  • Music & movement


  • Book appreciation
  • Alphabet knowledge & phonological awareness
  • Art
  • Early writing
  • Number concepts & quantities
  • Shapes, patterns & colors

Meet our Preschool Teachers


Hannah Moeller

Site Coordinator

Jannet Lamas

Assistant Teacher

Teresa France

Assistant Teacher

Patricia Henry

Assistant Teacher

With more than 40 years of collective experience working with youth, the Preschool team at our Richland Early Learning Center truly understands how to build positive and meaningful relationships with children, as they guide them through their Preschool journey.

*All Preschool Staff hold the appropriate Early Childhood Education required by the State of Washington in the Foundational Quality Standards for Early Learning Programs. Preschool Staff must also complete 30 hours of training before they start working. Each year, staff must also complete 10 additional hours of training related to child development, program administration, safety or disaster preparedness, and cultural awareness.

In accordance with the Washington State Administrative Codes, our programs are staffed at a 1:10 ratio.

Weekly Rates


3-6 years (Full Day) $235
3-6 years (Half Day) $118

Ready to enroll? Or want to learn more?

Fill out our Interest Form

Additional Information

Preschool Parent Handbook 2022-2023

• Children must be potty trained

• We accept DSHS (DSHS Provider # 187310)

• Scholarships applications are available

• Annual registration fee of $50 per child or $75 per family

Discounts provided for:

• Parents/Guardian employed by Richland & Pasco School Districts

• Multiple Children enrolled in Boys & Girls Club programs

• Military Personnel

What Parents are Saying About our Preschool

This program has been fundamental to our child and myself as a parent. It brings more than child care but awareness of my child's growth. It's professional with their requirements needed and their amazing updates I receive from them. I am comfortably satisfied with the trust that's been grown. My daughter is happy and so I'm I because she loves going to the after school program.
Richland ELC Preschool Parent

We love our ELC boys and girls club! My kiddos feel safe, and cared for everyday they are there! It’s really nice to have that sense of security when dropping them off that your children are enjoyed and not just simply tolerated! They’re learning and growing and thriving everyday they get to attend!
Richland ELC Preschool Parent

I cannot thank the Boys & Girls Club enough for the impact that they've made in my daughter's life. She went from being delayed and struggling with social skills, to coming home singing her ABCs and can't stop talking about her friends. My daughter has done a 180 in a good way, and a lot of that is owed to the amazing teachers in the program.
Richland ELC Preschool Parent