50 Years of Nurturing Children, Enriching Families and Inspiring Community.

Video: The First 50 Years of Encompass

Encompass began in 1966 by a group of parents, seeking a school and a ‘place to belong’ for children in the community with special needs. Today, Encompass provides education and pediatric therapy programs to typically-developing children and those with delays and/or disabilities.

Over decades, the organization has become an integral part of the Snoqualmie Valley, responding to changing community needs. This included the addition of our home-based Birth-to-3 Early Intervention program in 1980. Encompass continues to grow but our mission retains the spirit of nurturing children and enriching families in our community.



1966 | Organized in 1966, the Sno-Valley School for Special Needs, Inc., was parent-created and parent-managed for families looking for a local preschool for their handicapped children in their isolated rural community.

1977 | Added services for adults with developmental disabilities.

1980 | Began offering home-based early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities.

1987 | Launch an Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) comprehensive preschool for low income 4- and 5- year olds model after Head Start.

1988 | Changed organization name to Children’s Services of Sno-Valley.

1990’s | An evaluation of the agency brought the realization that program expansion was a certainty and a new facility out of the flood plain was imperative.

1996 | Completed a successful capital campaign organized with tremendous support from volunteers and local donors. Completed the new facility at 1407 Boalch Ave (the current early Learning Center) just one month before the Snoqualmie River inundated the old site one more time.

2005 | Changed name from Children’s Services of Sno-Valley to Encompass

2006 | Board of Directors adopted our new logo.

2007 | Opened pediatric therapy clinic.

2010 |The new location for the pediatric therapy clinic opened in downtown North Bend.

2014 | Opened a new clinic in downtown Snoqualmie.