Developmental Disabilities and Early Learning

The Developmental Disabilities and Early Learning Division works with families and communities to nurture the development, education, and overall well-being of young children. See our complete Mission, Vision, and Values Statement (PDF).

Developmental Disabilities and Early Learning Programs:

Early Head Start (EHS) Services

EHS is a FREE program for families on a limited income with children from birth to three years old and pregnant women. EHS partners with families to promote the growth and development of infants and toddlers, resulting in school readiness prior to entry into Kindergarten. Visit the Early Head Start page for more information.

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Program

The Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Program (ESIT), formerly Early Intervention (EI), develops individualized plans for children ages birth to three years old who have developmental delays and medical conditions, and provides support to families to enhance each child's development. Visit the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Program page for more information.

Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP) Services

ECEAP is a Washington State funded FREE PRESCHOOL program with 25 locations throughout the County. We focus on the well-being of each child, and help him or her prepare for kindergarten. Our team of specialists work with families, providing health, nutrition and family resources. Visit the Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program page for more information.

Developmental Disabilities

We are here to foster inclusive communities that support people with developmental disabilities to fully participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life. Visit the Developmental Disabilities Program page for more information.

Resources for Families

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For a complete list of services provided by Snohomish County Human Services, please go to the Human Services Department home page.

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Call for more information:

EHS: 425 388-6439

ECEAP: 425 388-7010