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.


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Department Contacts

Scott Munro,  Senior Director of Elementary Education



Bobbi Hite,  Senior Director of Elementary Education



Rachell Mclaughlin,  Executive Secretary 



Gaelynn Mills,  Early Learning Coordinator

360-604-1001  x4747


Jenna Kitamura,  Early Learning Specialist

360-604-1001  x4636


Child Care

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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.

Find licensed child care in your area through Child Care Aware of Washington or call ESD 112 @ 1-800-446-1114, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 

"How do I find and choose quality child care?"


Children who experience high-quality preschool education that includes a whole-child program and 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:

Evergreen currently operates several preschool programs that each have specific eligibility.  We also closely partner with our community preschool providers, including ECEAP and Head Start programs. Completing this preschool interest survey will help us find what preschool options you may be eligible for. Please use the QR code on the card above  or click here. Program descriptions can also be found on the links below. 


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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 or visit the OSPI webpage

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.

If you are a community early professional serving our early learners in your childcare or preschool program, please contact Gaelynn Mills to discuss how we can collaborate.  gaelynn.mills@evergreenps.org  or 360-604-1001 x4747.