Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Early Childhood Education – Special Education Classroom Programs
ECE Classrooms are currently located at Briarwood Elementary, Discovery Elementary, and Holly Street Early Learning Center. Students with a variety of special needs are served within the ECE classroom setting, along with students who participate in the program as Community Peers (see below). Placement in our ECE classrooms is determined through an evaluation process, and students must meet eligibility criteria. Each ECE session runs 4 days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday for 2-1/2 hours per day. Each child’s home address determines the site-location and placement in a morning or an afternoon session. Transportation is provided for students who meet the eligibility criteria for the ECE Program. If you are interested in setting up an appointment to have your student screened please call 425-837-7197 or email Childfind@Issaquah.wednet.edu.
Early Childhood Education – Community Peer Program
The Issaquah School District has Community Peer openings in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) Preschool Program (see above). A Community Peer is defined as a child who is following a typical pattern of early development and has turned 3 by April 15th of the year prior to enrollment. Community Peers are referred by their parents and selected at each ECE school site on a first come first serve basis. Each ECE site offers a morning or an afternoon preschool session with a maximum of 12 children with special needs and up to 3 Community Peers per classroom.
Community Peer Tuition is $245 per month - Financial Aid Forms are available upon request at the time of enrollment.
Early Childhood Education – Bridge-to-Kindergarten
The Early Childhood Education, Bridge-to-Kindergarten program is designed to support our preschool students who receive special education services and who will be transitioning into a kindergarten program. ECE Bridge-to-Kindergarten will focus on important kindergarten readiness skills such as early literacy and math, social skills, and approaches to learning. For information about this program, please reach out to ECE Coordinator, Dr. Luisa Sanchez-Nilsen at SanchezNilsenL@issaquah.wednet.edu.