Fun environment and academic excellence


Monday through Friday we offer:
Morning sessions from 9:00am – 11:50am
And afternoon sessions from 12:30pm – 3:20pm
for children ages 3 to 5


Please email or call us to schedule a tour of Cherry Lane Preschool and Academy.


Cherry Lane Preschool web cam feed allows you to check in on your children from any web browser. Only parents who currently have children attending CLP will be granted access.



My name is Amanda Smith and I am the founder. I have a degree in Child Development and have been working with children in settings like preschool, daycare, in-home, Christian/church settings, overseas children’s programs for more than 20 years. I went from teacher, to director, to owner of my own preschool, Cherry Lane Preschool. I am also the mother of two very happy young boys. Watching and helping children learn and grow is very exciting to me. I look forward to working with your child.

Amanda Smith



Cherry Lane Preschool and Academy kids and school setting

Our goal at Cherry Lane Preschool and Academy is to prepare your child for kindergarten so they will be socially and academically ready to rise to their potential. Our focus is to make learning fun through reading, language, math, art, science, music, small and large motor activities and learning social maturity. A personal goal is to instill the love of learning and reading in every child.

We are also proud to offer a secure live webcam feed of our classes accessible from any internet browser worldwide. In addition to providing parents assurance of the quality and safety of our program, several families with preschool aged children from JBLM, Fort Lewis Army Base and McChord Air Force Base, have watched their children learning while on deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a veteran owned business, we are especially proud of this feature.

Cherry Lane Preschool and Academy is in session Monday through Friday we offer morning sessions from 9:00am to 11:50am and afternoon sessions from 12:30pm to 3:20pm for children ages 3 to 5. We offer several class choices. At our Tumwater location, we have a 2-Day Class that meets on Tuesday and Friday, we also have a 3-Day Class that meets on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays and a 5-Day Academy Class that meets all 5 days. You can choose either a morning or afternoon class. At our Olympia location, we have a 2-Day Class that meets on Tuesday and Thursday, we have a 3-Day Class that meets on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, and a 5-Day Academy Class that meets all 5 days. You have a morning or afternoon class choice. You can find out more about our class schedule here.

We will be working through a well rounded reading program which focuses on word recognition and phonics. Language arts will include writing, finger plays, the reading program DVD and lots of reading time. Our math lessons will incorporate counting, measuring, sorting, pairing, comparing same and different, songs, games and more. Furthermore, your child’s social skills will be developed and refined while learning to participate in a group with polite manners.  You can find out more about our curriculum here.

In addition to these core principals, your child will have an opportunity to create many wonderful art projects, and participate in Science and Discovery, Music, Center time and Small and Large Motor skill activities. We will provide lots of creative areas for your child to express his/her individuality, along with working together at belonging to a group.

If you live in the Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Dupont area and are interested in enrolling your child in our preschool, please see our rates and enrollment page or feel free to contact us with any questions or to set up a tour of our facility.  You can also see some more reasons that make Cherry Lane right for your child here.

Kids at play at Cherry Lane Preschool



Our son, Ethan, had a wonderful experience at Cherry Lane Preschool. I was impressed right from the start. Ms. Amanda has the perfect personality as a teacher. She has the ability to keep children’s attention throughout their day and provides a safe environment for kids to learn and play. There is plenty of time for creativity through art projects, story time, and learning videos, as well as active play time and field trips. Ethan finished the year strong and is prepared for Kindergarten because of the activities at Cherry Lane.

He can write his first and last name quickly and clearly, count to over 100 and began easy addition. He knows all his shapes, colors, ABC’s and even started reading. His social behavior has greatly improved. He learned how to share and see how his actions affect his friends. You will not be disappointed when choosing this preschool for your child.

Lacey, Washington