Early Head Start

Infants can begin Socialization Classes at 6 weeks. Infant and Toddlers benefit through socialization classes with their peers and opportunities to explore the world around them.

Each Early Head Start class enrolls up to 9 children with 3 teachers. Socialization hours are from 9:00-3:30, Monday thru Thursday and 9:00-3:30 on Fridays.

Early Head Start provides formula and appropriate meals and snacks. We also provide diapers only during Socialization hours of 9:00 - 3:30.

The Early Childhood Program's door is always open and we encourage parents to visit or volunteer. Due to our federal funding, we count time donated, if you are visiting the classroom please ask the teacher to sign an In-kind Form.

Within the first 45 days we will be asking parents to complete an Ages and Stages Screening and a social & emotional screening using The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment. Parents are notified if further assessment is needed in any of these areas.

Children who are referred for additional assessment are referred to the Holly Ridge. http://www.hollyridge.org/index.html

Consistent attendance is crucial for your child's progress in school. You must notify us at (360) 297-6300 if your child is going to be absent. Please give the reason for your child's absence. If your child does not attend consistently and we are unsuccessful in getting your child in class, your child may be dropped from the program. You will have the option of placing your child on the waitlist for enrollment at a later date.

Childcare is provided before and after Socialization.Girls With Drum

The Owls Lead teacher Shelaya Landers with Co-leads  and Holly Skinner and Courtney Sullivan

The Kloomachin Classroom Lead teacher is Christine McBride and Co-Leads JoAnn DeCoteau and Abigail Walker.

The Butterfly Classroom  Lead teacher Brittany Reynolds and Co Leads Summer Hager nad Brandalynn Proteau

The Wolves Classroom Mistaya Benefield, Celina Bem and Cristena Montes

The Red Ravens Lead teacher is Jody Mortensen and Co-Lead Melissa Dieckmann and Brittney Lighty



Christine McBride

Lead Teacher

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JoAnn DeCoteau
Co Lead Teacher


Abigail Ford
Co Lead Teacher

Jody Mortensen - Lead Teacher

Jody Mortensen
Lead Teacher

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 Co-Lead Teacher 



Co-Lead Teacher


Mistaya Benefield

Lead Teacher



Celina Bem


Brittany Reynolds - Co-Lead Teacher Brittany Reynolds 
Lead Teacher 

Summer Hager




Co-Lead Teacher


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