Welcome to Skagit/Islands Head Start & ECEAP!

Skagit/Islands Head Start & ECEAP, a Skagit Valley College program, provides high quality, happy, early-learning environments for children birth to five. We also provide culturally responsive services to the entire family, including home-based services to pregnant women. We understand that each child’s first and most important learning happens in the home, so we strive to work in partnership with families to ensure we are reaching the best possible outcomes for each individual child and family.

The program offers parents and guardians unique opportunities for support and growth. We believe the more adults participate, the more rewarding the experience will be for the child. We love to have parents and guardians engaged in the classroom, in committees, in whatever way works best for you! The Family Handbook gives an overview of services and provides information about the workings of our program.

Quality early learning is also an important element of the health and well-being of our communities and businesses. Children and families participating on our programs are more likely to be ready to take on kindergarten and succeed, to enter and succeed in higher education, to be law abiding, economically successful adults (Head Start Facts and Impacts).

Enjoy exploring this website to learn more, and if you have questions, wish to volunteer, or wish to donate, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Mary Ellen Lykins
Head Start Director