The most extraordinary period of growth and development in a child’s life occurs during the early childhood years and lays the important foundation for learning.
Evergreen Public Schools is committed to partnering with parents and early educators to ensure all future Evergreen students come to school healthy, curious and full of enriching experiences that will help them begin their formal education already well on their way to becoming engaged, life-long learners.
“The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out” – Bill Gates Sr.
Director, Elementary Education
City of Vancouver Free After-School Program
Fall into fun at the new Vancouver Parks and Recreation After-school Program! The After-school Program is designed to give kids safe and active opportunities to connect with peers and positive adult role models during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Young children have been particularly impacted by the changes we have made to our daily habits and routines to slow the spread of COVID-19. We are excited to offer this free program that serves families and give kids a new place to learn and grow...”
-Julie Hannon, Parks and Recreation Director
After-School Program Information
Register now; program starts Monday, Oct. 5
Open to kids ages 6-12
No cost to attend; advanced registration is required
Available at Firstenburg & Marshall community centers
Activities to keep kids moving and spark creativity
Time to connect socially with peers
COVID-19 safety protocols in place
Children gather the building blocks for school readiness long before they enter school. From birth, children need to be read and talked to, cuddled and hugged. They need places to run, jump, pretend and use their creativity.
For many children, high-quality childcare helps make sure they get the academic, physical, social and emotional development they’ll need to learn and succeed in school.
You can find family and center-based childcare businesses listed among Evergreen Early Learning Partners who have been recognized for their commitment to professional growth and collaboration with schools to help prepare our youngest learners for school and life-long learning.
“Is This the Right Place for My Child?” 38 Research-Based Indicators of Quality Child Care
Children who experience high-quality preschool education that includes a whole-child program that addresses physical, social and emotional development as well as foundational academics, are not only more likely to have a positive and healthier start to school, but also more likely to do well in school, to graduate from high school and even go to college.
Preschool Opportunities in Evergreen Public Schools:
You can find preschools listed among Evergreen Early Learning Partners who have been recognized for their commitment to professional growth and collaboration with schools to help prepare our youngest learners for school and life-long learning.
The transition into school represents an important milestone in a child’s life. When children and families experience a positive transition to school, children are more likely to be involved and succeed in school.
WaKIDS is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life. For additional information about this program, please download the WaKIDS brochure.
Child Development & School Readiness
Evergreen Public Schools understands the importance of high-quality early learning experiences and that every child and family has unique gifts and abilities that are to be celebrated and nurtured. We hope you will find these resources helpful in supporting families as their child’s first, most important and life-long teachers.
Early Learning Partnerships
Evergreen Public Schools is committed to fostering a community of early learning professionals by building collaborative partnerships between the school district and community early learning providers to learn how together we can best prepare children and their families for success in school and in life.
Evergreen Public Schools would like to recognize the following early learning professionals as EVERGREEN EARLY LEARNING PARTNERS. These providers collaborate on a regular basis with the school communities nearest to them.
Children’s Village – Burton
ChildCare Aware of Washington: offers FREE referrals to families seeking child care in their area.
Children's Village - Orchards
Cindy’s Licensed Childcare
Cindy Cooper, 360.903.1106
City of Vancouver Distance Learning Day Camps: For Children in grades 1-5
Circle of Friends Preschool
Clark College Child & Family Studies
Deanna Sutton, 360-604-0116
Educational Opportunities for Children and Families
Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool
Kings Way Christian Learning Center
Lari Piel, 360.910.3594
Learning Avenues Child Care Centers
Little Acorn Preschool and Kindergarten
Little Lights Learning Center
Lisa’s Little Angels Daycare & Preschool
Messiah Lutheran Preschool
Noah's Ark Preschool
Karen Fergusen, Director
Our Little People Daycare
Melissa Melhorn, 360.771.8018
Salmon Creek Christian Preschool & Daycare
Small Wonders Daycare, Inc.
St. Andrew Christian Preschool & Kindergarten
Kimbree Brown, Director
ESD 112 Early Care and Education Centers
Tina's Tender Care
Tina Hanset, 360-787-6239
Wee Care Day Care & Preschool - 28th Street
Whole Child Learning
WSU-Vancouver Child Development Program