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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.

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.

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

WORKING CONNECTIONS
Childcare subsidy program through DSHS
tel: (877) 501-2233

EARLY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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