Early Childhood Programs
Kaleidoscope- Play and Learn
Welcoming young children 0-5 years old and the parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, older brothers and sisters, friends and others who take care of them! Singing songs, telling stores, playing and learning together. Mondays 10:00-11:30 am at Nooksack Valley High School.
Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program (ITEIP):
ITEIP is intended for infants and toddlers with disabilities, birth to 3 years of age, providing early intervention to eligible children and their families through the development and implementation of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Eligibility is based on developmental delay, or established conditions that have a high probability of resulting in developmental delays. Services are home based and are provided by the Opportunity Council's Early Support For Infants and Toddlers.
Early Head Start (EHS):
Early Head Start is a home based program that is free for eligible families and is designed to meet the needs of pregnant women, infants, toddlers and their families. Services provided through home visits include prenatal education and support for expectant parents, health and nutrition services, family development support and group socializations focusing on child development and quality early education. Services are provided by the Opportunity Council's Early Learning and Family Services.
Individual Education Program (IEP):
IEP’s are intended for children with disabilities and provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible children through the development and implementation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Eligibility is based on a child having one or more identified categories of disability. Early childhood and support services are available for families whose child qualifies, based on a documented delay in their development.
Head Start/Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP):
Provides quality, comprehensive early childhood development services for low-income families, and children with special needs. Programs are free for eligible families. Children enrolled in Head Start and ECEAP attend preschool in one of our three elementary schools (Sumas, Nooksack, and Everson) and receive health assessments, nutrition education, mental health services, social service referrals, home visits, and family support services. Transportation and breakfast/lunch are provided.
Head Start/ECEAP: 9:00-12:30 (T-F)
Developmental Preschool: 9-11:30 and 12:30 – 3:00 (Sumas Elementary Only) (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)