Early Learning

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

Bold Steps

By starting at the beginning, we strengthen families, neighborhoods, and workplaces. This video explains why.

Early Learning Highlights

September is National Literacy Month and We’re Reading!

September is National Literacy Month and we are reading! The first 1000 days of a child’s life are critical for brain development. One of the best things you can do for your child is read to them. Reading aloud: Promotes language development and early literacy skills....

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It Takes a Village

Perhaps you have heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It sounds nice, right? The sentiment that you are not alone, that there are men and women around you that provide support, encouragement, and practical advice when you need it. You might feel...

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Kindergarten Transition: Social Emotional Skill Building

Social emotional skills feel a little squishy, don’t they? These skills include a child’s ability to manage emotions, follow expectations and limits, take care of their own needs, make friends and build relationships with peers and adults, solve social problems and...

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Kindergarten Transition: What if someone is mean to my kid?

What is it like to send your child to kindergarten? Imagine sending your very heart in to the world. Vulnerable. Exposed. It is hard to imagine how this tiny person will navigate the school bus, classroom expectations, and the social dynamics of the playground. For...

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Kindergarten Transition: Easing Anxious Hearts and Minds

Spring is here and that means kindergarten registration is upon us! For some kids the very idea of kindergarten can cause anxiety. When I taught preschool, I noticed children became a bit apprehensive or fearful when we talked about kindergarten-readiness. After all,...

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Part 2: Serve and Return

In the Valentine’s Day Blog, I described secure parent-child attachment behaviors. I was reflecting on that blog and felt like there is a part two to that message. I would guess that most parents can recall a moment (or moments) where they have failed to read their...

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