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).
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 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.