BOTHELL — Northshore School District’s Early Childhood Education Programs are now enrolling eligible children, ages 3-5, for free preschool.
The preschool and kindergarten years are among the most critical in a child's life to influence learning. The Northshore School District is committed to providing the support that our youngest students need to prepare them to succeed later in school.
Multiple programs are available and free of charge to income-eligible families, including the following:
Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a Washington state-funded, comprehensive early learning program. ECEAP provides free services and support to eligible children and their families. ECEAP serves children who are from low-income families or who have developmental or environmental risk factors that could interfere with school success.
Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive early learning program that provides services to eligible children and their families.
The Ready Start Program is a comprehensive early learning program. Ready Start provides free services and support to eligible children and their families. Ready Start serves children from low-income families or who have environmental risk factors that could interfere with school success.
Eligibility for the programs is determined by the child's age and family income, not the application date. Families can find out if they are eligible by calling one of Northshore's Family Support Specialists listed below or by visiting the district website.
Sheriece Simon: 425-408-6072
Kendra Rodriguez (Spanish): 425-408-6072
Stephanie Gonwa: 425-408-4829
Emily Birchman (Spanish): 425-408-4862
Sorenson Early Childhood Center
Erinn Zavagalia (Spanish): 425-408-5566
Space is limited, so interested families should complete an application as soon as possible. The information on the application is confidential and used only to determine a child’s eligibility for the programs. The district does not require, check or report on immigration or DSHS status.
Students who enroll in these programs will begin remotely, following the Northshore School District’s approach. They will engage in a variety of activities including whole group instruction, small group breakout sessions and more. Students needing access to a device for learning or a hotspot to improve their connectivity should contact the district technology department.