Every Child, Every Family, Every Day!
The Department of Early Learning at the Yakima School District is dedicated to meeting the needs of all students in order that they may reach their highest academic and social potential with readiness for success in the K-12 program. Early learning programs are designed for the purpose of fostering the development of children's intellectual, social, emotional and motor skills. All programs operate in a manner consistent with best practice and research in early childhood education and are consistent with state licensing requirements for both curriculum and facilities.
Early Learning offers programs in the district that are designed to accommodate diversity – that is, they are designed to enable the full inclusion of young children with disabilities, as well as those with limited English proficiency, in the full range of program and curriculum activities.
Early Learning offers developmental preschool, integrated preschool, ECEAP and community preschool. As funding for early learning is not included as part of the state’s basic education allocation to the district, services offered for early childhood education in YSD will be targeted, as available, to priority populations.
Find out more about Early Learning in our Family Handbook:
A heartfelt Thank You to Maverick Gaming and their program "Maverick Cares"Posted by Sara Cordova on 11/23/2020
Principal Appreciation Month - Early LearningPosted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/26/2020
ECEAP Preschool Families ScreeningPosted by Julie McDougall on 10/7/2020
Early Learning ScreeningsPosted by Danielle Nguyen- Director Early Learning on 9/23/2020
EBT Funds Available to All YSD StudentsPosted by YSD Food Services on 7/6/2020