Preschool (Early Learning)
NOTE: Head Start, Early Head Start, ECEAP services suspended until April 24
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“To Provide children and their families the resources to develop the skills and attitudes for success, growth, and empowerment to advance the health and quality of their lives.”
The KCR Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs (ECEAP) provide family-centered pre-schools, childcare and home visitation services that offer quality education, health, and social services that prepare your child for future success. These programs are offered at little to no cost for qualifying families.
While participating in the program all children receive:
- Fun, hands-on, educational activities
- High-quality, engaging environments
- Research-based, age appropriate, Creative Curriculum
- Educated, professional staff
- Routine health and development screenings
- Nutritious meals and snacks
- Oral health and nutrition education
- Access to community resources and partnerships
We provides a variety of program options to meet a wide variety of family needs. If you have questions about any of the options, including what you may qualify for or which is the best fit for your circumstances, please contact us so we can better walk you through the different options. Besides high quality teaching, all of our options include access to family advocates and health and wellness education to ensure the whole family is being served.
4 days a week for 3.5 hours a day, in either the morning or afternoon. The program year is typically from September through May. This option serves children 3 to 5 years old. Our highly qualified teaching staff work with your child to prepare them for a successful transition into kindergarten.
4 days a week for 6 hours a day. The program year typically runs from September through July. This option serves children from 3 to 5 years old. Our highly qualified teaching staff work with your child to prepare them for successful transition into kindergarten.
Our Full-Day option provides Early Head Start/ Head Start experience with before and after child care available. We provide up to 10 hours of quality services by our highly qualified site staff. The program runs 5 days a week from 7am until 5:30pm all year long. We serve children from 8 weeks old until they transition to kindergarten. Because space is limited, we reserve these spaces for working families and gladly accept Working Connection childcare subsidy or other subsidy options.
Home Visitation (Prenatal-3 years)
Our home visitation option serves families with children from prenatal until 3 years old. We provide high-quality early learning services for parents and their children. An experienced KCR home-visitor comes to your home once a week for 90 minutes and provides a range of developmentally appropriate activities for both the parent and child to do together. The home visitor will typically leave activities so you can continue the fun until your next visit. Our home visitors follow developmental growth of the enrolled children follow-up on health milestones, and connect the family with resources in the community. Twice a month the home visitor will facilitate a Parent Child Activity Day playgroup that allows children and families to connect and learn together.
Private Pay Preschool (3-5 years old)
4 days a week for either 3.5 or 6 hours a day. The program year typically runs from September through May or July depending on location. This option serves children from 3 to 5 years old. Rates are reasonable and cover the costs of all meals, and ancillary services offered as part of the program. Our highly qualified staff work with your child to prepare them for successful transition into kindergarten.
Our early learning programs are funded through grants from the Office of Head Start and the Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) for Kitsap County Families. We must meet all of their eligibility requirements.
To determine eligibility, please click below to initiate the application process. After your initial application is submitted, you will be contacted to provide verification of income, immunization records and additional documents.