Free screenings are available to help identify children ages birth to five who may have developmental delay. Our assessment team assesses children in the areas of speech and language, motor, adaptive skills, social and cognition to determine the need for early intervention. If a child is found to be eligible for services, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individual Education Program (IEP) is written to address the needs of the child.
If you have concerns regarding your child’s growth and development please call: Doreen Vermeulen: (360)988-4754 to begin the intake process and arrange for an appointment. If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are currently staying for a screening.
Our Early childhood program includes six basic areas of early childhood development. Experiences are provided with structured and unstructured activities in both group and individual activities.
1. Cognitive: Learning concepts, problem solving, organization, and categorizing and readiness skills.
2. Social/emotional: Learning to cooperate, take turns, express emotions appropriately and interact with peers and adults
3. Self-help & Adaptive Skills: Learning to become independent with cleanup, buttoning, zipping, toileting, hand washing, dressing and eating skills.
4. Gross Motor Development: Large muscle groups involving sitting, walking, running, skipping, swinging, jumping, ball skills, climbing and tricycle riding.
5. Fine Motor Development: Small muscle groups involving using the hands for drawing, cutting, turning pages and small toy play.
6. Language and Articulation: Learning to listen to others, communicating wants, needs and ideas, and production of sounds in speech