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Birth - age 5 programs in the Vancouver area

If you are a family with a child(ren) with special needs between the ages of birth- 5, there are several agencies available to support you and your child(ren), even before they are age appropriate for Kindergarten.  The goal is to advance children’s success through developmental activities and parent education while equipping families with the knowledge and skills to advocate for continued success.  You and your child may qualify for any of the following services through the district: 

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech/Language Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Early Childhood Special Education (Preschool)

  • Specialized instruction in Early Intervention (Birth to age 3)

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Referral                                                                                            360.952.3554

For birth-3 services: Early Intervention

Special Services- Evergreen Public Schools                                                                                                                   360.604.6700

Preschool developmental screening through Special Education

Other Community Options:

If you’re interested in accessing private therapies through your insurance or seeing what other great resources are available within our community contact:

Innovative Services Northwest                                                                                                                                            360.892.5142  

Clark College Child & Family Studies Program

PRIDE for Kids!                                                                                                                                                                             

These agencies offer many different things to our families, including:

  • Feeding and swallowing therapies

  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment

  • Parent and Family Education

  • Workshops

  • Training/Classes

  • Parent Support, Training & Networking

  • Individual sessions and/or small groups

  • Specialized classes

  • Advocacy and Empowerment

Childcare and Preschool:

If you’re interested in preschool for your child(ren) or are looking for childcare, contact:

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF)                                                                        360.567.2720

Head Start, Early Head Start, and ECEAP at no cost to eligible families

Educational Service District (ESD 112)                                                                                                                            360.952.3470

Head Start and ECEAP at no cost to eligible families

Childcare Aware                                                                                                                                                                       1.800.466.1114

Childcare Resources for the State of Washington

Evergreen Early Learning Partners                                                                                                                                  360.604.4004

Resources for childcare and preschools that Partner with Evergreen Public School

Preschool/High School classes: Preschool classes for children ages 3-5 years are provided at each of our high schools as part of the Child Development classes. The sessions are 1 ½ - 2 ½ hours and meet two times each week during the fall and spring semesters (about 12 times each semester). The preschool program is a play-based program that includes indoor and outdoor activities, circle time, art/crafts. Children need to be toilet trained. Parents need to provide transportation. Cost is $25-35 per semester.


·       Evergreen HS Little Plainsmen

Tuesday/Thursday from 11:30-1:10 pm Spring Schedule*: April 14-June 2 ($25) Contact: Peggy McNabb


·       Heritage HS Tiny T-Wolves Tuesday/ Thursday from 8:55-11:35 am Spring Schedule: April through May ($35) Contact: Christy Rice (


·       Mt. View HS Little Thunder Tuesday/Thursday from 8:55-10:40 am Fall Schedule: Nov. 17-Jan. 12 ($35) Spring Schedule: April-May Contact: Wendy McIntosh


·       Union HS Tiny Titans Tuesday/Thursday from 10:55-1:05 pm Fall Schedule: Nov. 13-Dec. 17 ($35) Spring Schedule: April 12-May 19 ($35) Contact: Shari Ridgway


School-based Preschool Activities: Many of our elementary schools offer preschool/early learning activities, for example – Preschool Story Time. These activities are open to all Evergreen families. Please call the local elementary for details.

CAR Kids is a preschool program that provides preschool at a reduced cost for children ages 4-5 years who have strong language and social skills. CAR Kids are peer models who have the advantage of being part of a preschool classroom with a diverse group of children with special needs. All children benefit from learning opportunities that are provided based on each child's unique qualities, taught by highly qualified Early Childhood Special Education Teachers in a developmentally appropriate, standards-based program with a low adult to child ratio. Tuition is $159.60/month with a one-time supply fee of $25. Discounted tuition rates are available for Evergreen families and families in financial hardship.

Classrooms are located at Crestline, Hearthwood and Orchards. Please call Janet Locascio at 604.6700



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