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Category: Preschool


Understanding ECEAP

March 10, 2023  |  Preschool, Early Learning  |  By Encompass Early Learning

Encompass provides state-funded early learning services free to eligible families through the Early Child Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP, pronounced E-CAP). The ECEAP program is income-qualifying and takes into consideration family and child circumstances. Income qualifications are based on family size and state median income levels. The ECEAP program is funded by the Washington State […]

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Getting the Answers Parents Always Long to Know

September 10, 2019  |  Preschool, Early Learning  |  By Ashley Egger, MS, CCC-SLP

The time has come where we are all mourning summer’s end. Sleeping in and careless days have come to a screeching halt and the school year has officially begun. Children may still be feeling anxious about what the school year will bring, and parents are trying their best to make it go as smoothly as […]

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Back to School, Back to Backpacks

August 22, 2018  |  Preschool, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Lindsey Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP

Whether it’s got bright colors, a fun cartoon character, or a sturdy daypack style, backpacks are an important part of your child’s daily routine. But what should parents consider when purchasing, fitting, and loading a backpack for their child? In its “Backpack Strategies for Parents and Students,” the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) recommends […]

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16 Strategies for a Successful First Day of Preschool

August 8, 2017  |  Preschool, Early Learning  |  By Encompass

If it’s time for your child to start preschool or elementary school, then it’s likely you’re worried about how the moment of separation will go. You want your child to be excited and eager and have a successful start, but you’re realistic about the possibility of a difficult separation. Will your child cry or fuss, […]

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Kindergarten Readiness: Tips from our teachers.

August 2, 2016  |  Early Learning, Preschool  |  By Encompass

Getting ready for Kindergarten can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. New people, places and routines can be scary for a child but a little preparation before hand can make things go more smoothly. Here are some things you can do for your child before school even begins. Read books about going to school: Some books focus […]

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