Early Learning

By 2025, All Skagit Children Entering Kindergarten are Ready to Learn.

Make a Stand for Early Learning in Our Community

There is a lot of information coming to light in the field of Early Learning, from the long term effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences to the advancements in brain development science. There is a plethora of information on how to enrich the educational opportunities of the family as well as cut the remediation cost to society by making a stand for Early Learning in our community.

The First 1000 Days Call to Action

The State of Children & Families Report

Skagit Kid Insider

The premier local resource for discovering events, activities and businesses just for kids in Skagit County! Parents can use this quick and easy site to find great ways to HAVE FUN with their kids!

Heckman

Anyone looking for upstream solutions to the biggest problems facing America should look to Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman’s work to understand the great gains to be had by investing in the early and equal development of human potential.

Lyndie Case

Early Learning Coordinator
Children’s Council of Skagit County

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Video: When we change the first 5 years of life…we change everything. Watch!!

Bold Steps Video

Early Learning Highlights

Books That Teach Social-Emotional Skills

As a former preschool teacher, I found that one of the best ways to cement a social emotional lesson is by reading an engaging story, colorfully illustrated. Here are a few tried and true stories that kids seem to love: 1. The Hurt by Teddi Doleski Description: A boy...

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A Love Letter to Books

Dear Books, I remember the first time I met you. I sat on the couch snuggled up to my mom, she held you in her hands and began to read softly, turning the pages quietly. I listened to the words, a description of a stuffed velveteen rabbit who was dearly loved by a...

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Gratitude, Thankfulness & Early Learning

By Jen Lindbeck ‘Tis the season to be thankful. Let’s be honest, sometimes it is hard to see the good when you are buried in bills, laundry, and the day to day challenges of parenting. Thankfulness amid difficulty can look something like: I am thankful for coffee. I...

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Early Learning and Technology

By Jen Lindbeck   Whenever technology is mentioned in a gathering of early learning professionals or service providers, I often find my opinion differs from my colleagues. The conversation typically focuses on the importance of hands on learning and play and the lack...

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Superheroes, Princesses & Early Learning

By Jen Lindbeck It is that time of year when the ghosts, goblins, and Harry Potters hit the streets to trick or treat. When my youngest was a baby, we cut arm holes in an empty diaper package, which he wore as a shirt, wrapped a diaper on his head, and called it good....

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Why Aren’t Kids Ready for Kindergarten?

United Way of Skagit County’s bold goal is by 2025, all Skagit children entering kindergarten are ready to learn. According to the 2018 State of Children and Families Report by Northwest Early Learning, only 36% of students entering kindergarten in Skagit County have...

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