Encompass began in 1966 by a group of parents, seeking a school and a “place to belong” for children with special needs in the community. Today, Encompass provides a broad array of Early Learning, Pediatric Therapy, and Family Enrichment programs to the Snoqualmie Valley and greater Eastside area for children of all abilities and their families.
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.
1990s | 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.
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.
2016 | Began partnership with Riverview School District to manage and teach the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) preschool class at Carnation Elementary School.
2018 | Kicked off It Starts Here: Our Campaign for Encompass, a capital campaign to build a new Encompass facility on the Old Honey Farm Inn property in Snoqualmie.
2019 | Expanded Birth to Three Early Intervention program to include Skykomish School District.