Child care and Early Learning
Early learning resources for parents, information on childcare and play groups.
CHILD CARE / EARLY LEARNING
EARLY START, HEAD START, ECEAP
Early Head Start is comprehensive child development and family support program for low-income infants and toddlers and their families. Head Start is a school readiness program for low income children.
Early Childhood and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is funded and supported by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families. ECEAP is a comprehensive early childhood education program to support the healthy development and future success of Washington’s children.
Inspire Development Center – Head Start and ECEAP
tel: (360) 707-2837 (Burlington)
tel: (360) 428-3993 (Mt. Vernon)
Upper Skagit Indian Tribe Child Care Center – Head Start and ECEAP
tel: (360) 854-7092
Skagit/Islands Head Start
tel: (800) 357-9361
Skagit/Islands ECEAP- Anacortes
tel: (360) 873-8167
SKAGIT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EARLY K PROGRAMS
Early entry kindergarten programs designed to support children who have not been able to access early learning programming.
Anacortes IMPACT K-3 Summer Program
Three-week summer intensive to help entering kindergartners become ready for school and provide support to students through third grade
tel: (360) 503-1200
Burlington School District – Opportunity K
tel: (360) 757-3311
Sedro Woolley School District – Foundations K
tel: (360) 855-3500
CHILD CARE RESOURCES
CHILD CARE AWARE
Referral specialists help families locate child care programs as well as free coaching for child care providers
tel: (800) 446-1114
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Online search tool for child care providers
The Skagit County Preschool Directory is listed by city to make it easy to find the best preschool for your family.
Childcare subsidy program through DSHS
tel: (877) 501-2233
EARLY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Nurturing creativity, exploration, independence, and learning in a carefully planned and prepared environment to foster curiosity and imagination.
FOUNDATION FOR ACADEMIC ENDEAVORS
5-weeks of fun and challenging summer learning for low-income children, preschool through grade 8, in Skagit county
KALEIDOSCOPE PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS
Free, fun and educational activities for families and caregivers with children under age five
tel: (360) 757-8888