INFANT / TODDLER CLASSROOMS
Children learn in same-aged classrooms of eight children or less with three highly-qualified teachers. A safe and supportive learning environment promotes knowledge, interaction, and creativity through individual instruction and collaborative work with parents and families.
Children enrolled at Educare Seattle receive a high quality, developmentally appropriate early education. Our students attend a dynamic inclusive school. Multilingual teachers reinforce the languages kids speak at home as well as help them master English. Our curriculum includes activities to build strong academic and social skills including literacy, language development and early math skills. Using an arts infused approach to learning, we enrich each day with movement, nature, art and music.
Meals include breakfast/lunch/snack for the full day class. Educare provides all food including formula, as well as diapers. Menus follow Federal and State guidelines and are reviewed by our nutrition consultant and a nurse trained in infant childcare consultation.
EARLY HEAD START HOME BASED SERVICES
A home-based program is also available for families looking to receive services on a more individualized level. Home Visitors provide once weekly home visits for expectant mothers and children 0-3 years old, for families with limited incomes. Twice a month in socialization groups, families they have the opportunity to participate in in school readiness activities and to positively interact with other parents and their children. Home Visitors use the Partners for a Healthy Babies as the foundations of their curriculum to provide prenatal and early childhood education. These curricula offer components across multiple domains including: family development, caring for baby, child developmental milestones and infant cues. Our curricula have a strong emphasis on activities to help children develop cognitive, language, gross motor, fine motor, social/emotional and self-help skills.
Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program for low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers aged 4 weeks to 3 years.
Support and Skills for New Parents
Our Early Head Start program recognizes that parents are every child’s first and forever teacher. Our programs facilitate positive relationships between parent and child by providing high quality early childhood educational activities, parenting education, health, mental wellness, nutrition and family support services. We also provide prenatal education to pregnant women.
Parents who have participated in Educare programs express they now feel less isolated and more empowered to advocate for themselves and their children.
To learn more about our program please call 206 716-8800. If you are interested in enrolling your child we will send you an application or set an appointment with you to come to your home to complete the necessary paperwork to determine eligibility. Enroll Now
Educare classes are offered year-around. Enrollment occurs throughout the year when space is available. Eligibility is based on many elements including income and family risk factors.
The first step to enrolling in any of our programs begins with completing an application.