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PRENATAL TO 3RD GRADE (P-3) PARTNERS

Partnerships with local school districts and community organizations are fulfilling our vision of preparing children and their families for success in school; reinforcing Educare’s message that children are born learning and the importance of re-envisioning a public education system that begins at birth.

IN OUR BUILDING

PARENT AMBASSADORS
PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE HOME VISITING
FOSTERING TOGETHER

Educare Seattle partners with the White Center Community Development Association, The Washington Association of Head Start and ECEAP, and five other Educare schools across the country to offer a one year leadership, advocacy and peer-to-peer training program for parents in White Center with children less than eight years old. Families lead and develop skills in the basics of community organizing, and advocacy and how to effectively engage other parents in their early learning programs and greater communities to create change.
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This year’s application window has closed, and members of our Year 3 Cohort for 2018-19 have now been selected.
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For more information, please contact Kellie Morrill at kmorrill@psesd.org

The White Center Community Development Association facilitates drop in play groups for caregivers and children on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Educare from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
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Kaleidoscope Play and Learn is a free facilitated playgroup where children and their caregivers play and learn together. Parents and caregivers create community with one another by talking and sharing, while children have the important experience of playing with other children. Children 0-5 and their caregivers are welcome.
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Multilingual, English
Educare Early Learning Center
625 SW 100th St., Seattle WA, 98146​
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For more information, please contact Elsa Benavides at elsa@wccda.org 

Educare's Early Head Start program provides weekly home visits that build on parent strengths to promote strong parent child relationships and deepen understanding of child development. Neighborhood House serves low-income families with children from birth to age three (as well as expectant parents) living in Tukwila, SeaTac, Skyway, Burien, West Seattle, Central Seattle or South Seattle. Families also receive developmental and health screenings, family support services and access to group activities.
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For enrollment information, contact Sintayehu Eshetu at 206-461-8430, Ext. 2040 or sintayehue@nhwa.org

White Center Educare Fostering Together Support Group
Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Care, Networking Group, and Training Group
Second Monday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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To register, contact Lacy Swanson lswanson@psesd.org
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RSVP for dinner & childcare
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This group does not meet in July or August

P-3 CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

HERITAGE HEAD START
HIGHLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ECEAP
CHILDHAVEN
WHITE CENTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

PSESD has owned and operated Heritage Head Start (Formerly Highline Head Start) for over 20 years in the White Center Community. Full day (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) classes offer high quality Head Start services with a cultural heritage curriculum. Classrooms include multilingual language supports and Dual Language Classrooms (Spanish/English).

Free for eligible families. Our neighborhood programs work together to enroll three and four-year- old children for school. Once complete, your child’s application places them on the waiting list. Once selected for enrollment, children are placed at sites based on address, family need and available openings. Children must be three or four by August 31 in order to start school in September. 

Early Learning, Early Intervention, Therapeutic Head Start
Chidlhaven serves children up to six years of age, and their families. Science tells us that we must support cognitive, social, and emotional development simultaneously in order to prepare children for school and for life. Our early learning programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers provide daily care and pre-K instruction with a social-emotional focus to help children with highly individualized needs succeed.
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If your child is experiencing behavioral issues or developmental delays, they may qualify for one of Childhaven’s early learning programs.

Community Play and Learn Groups
Fridays,  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Spanish:
Seola Gardens - Community Rooms
10934 4th Pl SW, Seattle, WA 98146
For more,​ please contact Elsa Benevidas at elsa@wccda.org
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Somali:
Seola Gardens - Community Rooms
10934 4th Pl SW, Seattle, WA 98146
For more, please contact Fartun Bakari at fartun@wccda.org or 206-946-5560
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Vietnamese:
Greenbridge Community Center - Joe Thomas Room
9800 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
For more, please contact Tam Nguyen​ at tam@wccda.org or 206-504-8897