Early Learning

Between the ages of birth and five years old, brain growth is phenomenal. Supporting families in supporting their children’s learning at this stage in their lives is important to our District, so that all children may start school on an even playing field. To this end, the Enumclaw School District currently offers the following services:

  • Child Find
    Child Find screenings help identify children who may have developmental delaysneed special services in order to experience success in school. Screenings are conducted monthly during the school year for children from birth to age 4.

  • Developmental Preschool
    Our developmental preschool program focuses on individualized programs and group activities that help children ages 3-5. Classes are taught by trained special education personnel. Children qualify for Developmental Preschool through the Child Find process (see above).

  • Free Preschool - ECEAP
    The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is Washington's pre-kindergarten program serving at-risk three and four year olds and their families.

  • READY! for Kindergarten
    READY! shows parents and caregivers how children learn and develop, and provides tools and activities for adults to work with that natural curiosity to nurture a child’s learning.The activities in Ready! help to prepare children for the school experience. We currently offer classes for parents of 3 and 4 year olds.

  • Early Entry
    A parent or guardian may request an exemption for a child whose 5th birthday falls after August 30 (the cutoff for Kindergarten) and by November 1st of the upcoming school year.


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We are expanding our commitment to Early Learning  and family support by opening a Birth to Five Center as a resource for families and young children in the Fall of 2017!  The Center will be located at J.J. Smith Elementary, 1640 Fell St., Enumclaw. Our current preschools and services will be located there, in addition to services and classes from outside providers.

Scheduled to open in Fall 2017 at JJ Smith!

...from the beginning, creating a place where families and young children

are nurtured and supported before birth and beyond

in the Enumclaw School District