Our Bold Goal

is that by the year 2025, all Skagit children entering Kindergarten are ready to learn. Through our programs and projects, we can provide the information and resources parents and caregivers need to ensure Skagit kids are given their best chance at life.

Bold Steps

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

Born Learning Trails

Born Learning Trails use research-based content to create 10 stations with activities to foster growth in motor skills, letters, numbers, nature observation, imagination, and social/emotional interactions.

Latest News and Highlights

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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The Mess Matters!

There is a risk analysis most teachers complete during curriculum planning where you consider an activity and the amount of teacher involvement and potential for catastrophic mess making. Sometimes even the most diligent risk assessment may miss the mark. Imagine a...

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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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