Preschool (Early Learning)
“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 childcare and family-centered pre-schools 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, offering…
- Fun, hands-on, educational activities
- High-quality, engaging classroom environments
- Research-based, creative learning curriculum for your children
- Educated, professional teaching staff
- Routine health and development screenings
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 free family advocates and health and wellness education to ensure the whole family is being served.
This option is 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. Our highly qualified teaching staff work with your 3 to 5 year old child to prepare them for a successful transition into kindergarten.
Our Full-Day option provides Head Start/Early 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.
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. The home visitor will typically leave activities so you can continue the fun until your next visit. Our home visitors are also able follow developmental milestones of the enrolled children, provide resources within the community, and follow-up on health benchmarks. Twice a month the home visitor will facilitate a socialization that includes all of the families on their caseload.
Our preschool and homebased programs are funded through Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP for Kitsap County families.
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.