Our Early Learning program provides quality preschool for children ages one to five years old of all ability and income levels.
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EARLY LEARNING OVERVIEW
We believe each child deserves a safe, healthy environment with learning experiences that promote positive self-discovery through intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. We recognize that children learn best through nurturing teacher-child interactions and through active play.
NEW EARLY LEARNING SITE ON WSU Vancouver Campus
As of October 2023, we are excited open our second Clark County location on the Washington State University Vancouver campus, 14204 McClaskey NE Salmon Creek Ave, Vancouver, WA 98686. The new location is open Mon-Fri:7:30 am to 5:30 pm and features the same quality curriculum, philosophy and staff qualifications as our Fourth Plain site. WSU Vancouver employees and students are eligible for a 20% discounted rate. The WSU Vancouver Childcare Center is open and enrolling now and offers both full and part-time care for children ages 2½ - 5 years old.
Full day, Full Time, five days/week: $68.50/day
Part time daily rate, two to three days/week: $73.50/day
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FOURTH PLAIN BLVD. ENROLLMENT OPTIONS & RATES
Our main center is at 9414 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98662 and is open Mon-Fri: 7 am to 6 pm. We offer the following options for enrollment and tuition is based on full or part-week attendance.
Full Time, five days/week, Toddler program for children age 12 to 30 months: $75/day
Full Time, five days/week, Pre-K program for children age 2.5 to 5 years: $65/day
Part Time, four days/week, Toddler program for children age 12 to 30 months: $79/day
Part Time, four days/week, Pre-K program for children age 2.5 to 5 years: $69/day
Tuition assistance programs are available, including Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) subsidy and/or the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), a free preschool program for eligible children and their families. You can learn more about the ECEAP program here.
Part day/Part year ECEAP with wrap around care for qualifying children age 3-5: fee determined by DCYF qualification
Full day/Extended year ECEAP for qualifying children age 3-5: free to eligible families
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The Early Learning program utilizes Creative Curriculum, an approach to Early Childhood Education which provides a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated learning. Emphasis is focused on supporting holistic development while respecting the unique qualities of each child.
Creative Curriculum combines the perspectives of developmental theory and current research to form a philosophy of learning which meets quality content standards developed by the Department of Early Learning, Early Achievers, and additional measures of best practices in teaching and learning.
Children are provided with a variety of developmentally appropriate learning opportunities throughout the day. Activities that align with the best practice criteria of the Environmental Rating System (ERS) for toddlers and pre-kindergarten aged children are an important component of our classroom environments. These learning experiences include:
Art, Music, and Movement
Blocks and Dramatic Play
Diversity and Cultural Awareness
Fine Motor and Active Physical Play
Nature and Science Discovery
Our early learning philosophy is to provide each child with a safe, healthy environment, which includes learning experiences that promote positive self-image through intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. We recognize that children learn best through rich teacher-child interactions and through active play. We strive to:
Provide a safe, caring, enriching environment, and to instill a sense of security
Promote independence, self-control, problem solving and decision making
Develop a sense of cooperation and respect for others
Provide an awareness of the environment, arts and cultures
Develop social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills
Meet the needs of each child as an individual
Provide parent support and resource
Provide culturally responsive care
Innovative Services NW Early Learning program is staffed with a community of educators committed to providing nurturing learning experiences for children. Early Learning is supported by an administrative team of Early Childhood Education professionals with years of experience and degrees within the fields of education and social services. Lead teachers either have degrees specific to Early Childhood Education or are currently working toward degrees. All teaching staff are initially certified through the Washington State Training and Registry Systems (STARS) and attend a minimum of 10 additional STARS certified training hours per year.
SCHEDULE A TOUR
If you are interested in learning more about our Early Learning program please call us at 360.823.5156. We'd be happy to answer questions and learn more about your family and your education childcare needs. Hablamos español.
To arrange a tour at:
Our Fourth Plain Blvd. location, please call 360.823.5141
Our WSU Vancouver Campus location, please call 360.546.9585
We are looking forward to talking with you!