General Encompass*

*Many of our services have changed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to our COVID-19 Updates Page for the status of the services we are currently providing. Thank you for your understanding.

About Encompass

  • Are you only for low-income participants or children with special needs?

    No! Encompass is here for ALL children and families in the areas that we serve. While we do have some programs that cater to a specific audience, we offer a number of programs open to anyone who is interested.

  • What are your hours?

    Early Learning Center hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Pediatric Therapy Clinic hours are 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday. Our Carnation Preschool does not have public open hours.

  • Are you a child care center?

    No, we are not a child care center. We offer half- and full-day preschool classes for children ages 2-5. During the summer, we offer half-day summer camps for ages 2-7.

  • What ages does Encompass serve?

    Our primary audience is children ages 0-8 and their families, but we do offer a few programs and opportunities for older children. Try using our Services Locator Tool to see what programs are available for you or your children.

  • Who do I contact for...?

    Early Learning
    Preschool and Summer Camps:, Early Learning 425.888.2777
    Toddler Groups and Parents’ Night Out:  425.888.2777
    ParentChild+: Lynne Creed, ParentChild+ Program Manager, at 425.888.3347

    Pediatric Therapy
    Scheduling an evaluation and general inquiries about pediatric therapy services:  425.888.3347
    Clinic appointment scheduling: 425.888.3347

    Family Enrichment
    Family Enrichment classes and workshops: Sandra “Sam” Sinanan, Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator, at 425.888.2777

    Volunteering:  Volunteer Program Manager, at 425.888.2777
    Donations and fundraising:  Director of Development, at 425.888.2777
    Billing questions: Staff Accountant, or Melissa Boustedt, Billing Coordinator, at 425.888.2777
    Marketing and communications: Marketing and Communications Manager, at 425.888.2777


  • Where do I make a payment?

    Click on the “Make a Payment” button at the top of this page, call 425.888.2777 to pay over the phone, or mail a check to 1407 Boalch Ave. NW, North Bend, WA 98045.

  • Where can I find out how much I owe?

    Please call 425.888.2777.

  • Do you offer discounts for any of your services?

    Some programs, such as ECEAP Preschool and ParentChild+, are free to income-qualifying families. Visit the pages of those individual programs for more information about eligibility.

    For other programs, scholarships may be available. Please contact the program manager for scholarship information.

    Our Pediatric Therapy programs accept most insurance plans and provide a discount for cash clients.

    We provide care to families regardless of ability to pay. If you need help making payment arrangements, please give us a call and we can work with you.

  • What methods of payment are accepted?

    We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and checks. We accept cash for in-person payments only; please do not send cash in the mail.


Early Learning


  • Is there before or after care?

    No, unfortunately we do not provide before or after care for our preschool classes. Students must be dropped off at the start of school and picked up at the end of their school day.

  • Is the preschool only for low-income students or students with special needs?

    Our preschool is for everyone! While we do offer a certain number of free preschool slots for income-qualifying families through Washington’s ECEAP program, we also offer tuition-paying slots open to anyone.

    Our curriculum is designed for typically-developing children, but depending on your child’s needs, we may be able to make suitable accommodations for him or her. Our Pediatric Therapy staff is sometimes able to work with preschool students at our Early Learning Center as part of the child’s therapy program. The best way to see if Encompass preschool is right for your child is to contact Early Learning Programs Manager Julie Forslin.

    Please visit our Preschool page for more information.

  • How do I know if my child is ready for preschool?

    All children benefit from attending preschool. However, children are ready for preschool at different ages. When deciding if your child is ready for preschool, important factors to consider are things like their daily routine and their level of comfort being away from you. At Encompass, we offer preschool beginning at age two-and-a-half, and we have a range of half-day and full-day options so that you can choose a class that will work best for your child’s needs.

    We have two great options for “test driving” the Encompass preschool experience if you’re not sure if your child is ready: Toddler Groups and Summer Camps. Toddler Groups are weekly sessions for caregivers and children that model some of the activities that children can expect in preschool classes: circle time, project time, and free play. Summer Camps are week-long day camps offered for three-hour blocks in the morning or afternoon. We are one of the only places to offer camps for two-year-olds, which are three days long (instead of five) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

  • What are the teachers' qualifications?

    Our Lead Teachers have degrees in teaching and/or Early Childhood Education, and our Assistant Teachers have Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials, degrees, and/or are taking classes toward their degrees.

  • What is the daily schedule?

    Our daily preschool schedule offers a variety of activities for children, including circle time, project time, free play time, meal time, hygiene time, and clean up time.

    To view the detailed daily schedule for full-day preschool, click here.

    To view the detailed daily schedule for half-day preschool, click here.

  • Can I bring my child early for class?

    No, unfortunately we do not have the resources to allow families to drop their children off early.

Toddler Groups

  • What do they do in Toddler Group?

    Toddler Group includes many of the activities that children do in our preschool classes: circle time, project time, snack time, and free play time inside and outside. The only difference is that parents/caregivers must stay and participate in Toddler Group with their children.

  • What can I expect?

    Parents should expect to be active participants in Toddler Group with their children. Participants will make connections with peers, get answers to questions, and have 2 hours of time to “play” with their children through activities facilitated by Encompass staff.

  • Do I have to stay for Toddler Group?

    Yes. Toddler Groups are designed for caregivers and children to attend together.


Summer Camps

  • Is lunch provided?

    No, but we do provide a small snack for each camp.

  • Is there before or after care?

    We do not offer before or after care, but we do offer Extended Care during the lunch hour between camps from 12:00-1:00 pm. Children can bring their lunches from home and spend the hour eating and playing outside with camp staff supervision. For more information about Extended Care, visit our Summer Camps page.

  • What does the schedule look like?

    Each day of camp is a blend of planned activities/projects related to the camp theme and free play time inside and outside. Campers also get a daily snack.

    To view the detailed daily schedule for summer camps, click here.

Pediatric Therapy


Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)

  • Are ESIT services free?

    The initial evaluation is at no cost to you; we bill your public or private insurance with your permission. Federal funds cover the out-of-pocket cost for the evaluation or any appointment in which you are planning services.

    Ongoing therapy appointments are billed to insurance with your permission, and you are responsible for any deductible, co-pay or co-insurance. If you decline billing insurance, then a fee is assessed.

    If the cost of services presents a financial hardship for your family, there are limited scholarship funds available for ESIT services.

  • What is the difference between ESIT and ParentChild+?

    While both programs involve home visits from Encompass staff, ParentChild+ focuses on early literacy and school-readiness, and Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) addresses developmental delays.

    Eligibility for ParentChild+ is determined by income, while ESIT is for all children under the age of three that have a qualifying developmental delay, regardless of income. To learn more about these programs, visit their individual pages.

  • Do you send ESIT providers to child care locations?

    Yes, service providers can go to your child care center, but you will have one in-home visit each month.

  • What are the boundaries of your service area for ESIT?

    Encompass ESIT contracts with Snoqualmie Valley School District, Issaquah School District, Riverview School District, and Skykomish School District to provide special education services in homes within the boundaries of these three districts.

    If you live outside of our service area, contact WithinReach at 1-800-322-2588 to find the ESIT provider in your area.

  • What happens when a child turns 3?

    Prior to your child’s third birthday, your Family Resource Coordinator will work with you and the transition specialist from your local school district to determine if your child is eligible for special education services after age 3. If your child is 3, or within 45 days of their 3rd birthday, contact your local school district’s Childfind:
    Snoqualmie Valley School District
    Issaquah School District
    Riverview School District
    Skykomish School District

  • Why would a baby need therapy?

    The earlier we address developmental concerns, the sooner we see results. Young brains are developing rapidly, giving us ample opportunity to make big differences in development. Any parent feeling concerned about behavior or development should contact their early support agency to request an initial evaluation.

Clinic Therapy Services

  • Where is the Pediatric Therapy Clinic located?

    Our Pediatric Therapy Clinic is located at 9050 384th Ave. SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065.

  • Can you consult/observe in a school setting?

    Our therapists collaborate with other professionals who are working with your children, such as teachers and therapists, to improve quality of care. Communication typically occurs via email or phone.

    We can observe or consult in a school or preschool environment for a fee and with the permission of both the parent and the school.

  • Why don't you see older children?

    The mission at Encompass is to partner with families to build healthy foundations for children. A goal for all of our programs is to focus on providing best-in-class programming for children age 0-8. This means we are setting up our therapy spaces, training our staff, and using our resources toward children in this age range. We are happy to refer to services in our area that would better suit older children and their needs.

  • What different kinds of therapy do you offer?

    We offer a variety of therapies at our Pediatric Therapy Clinic: feeding therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social skills groups, and speech and language therapy. These therapies use a number of certified programs to address a child’s unique needs. Each therapist may be certified or trained in different therapy methods, so please ask your therapist or call us if you are seeking a specific type of therapy.

  • Can parents be part of their child's therapy session in the clinic?

    Yes! We encourage parents to attend therapy sessions. Research shows that the more a family is involved in their child’s therapy, the better the child’s outcomes can be. Sometimes, there may be a reason a parent may choose not to attend the session depending on the child’s personality and the goals set for therapy.

  • Can you make a diagnosis for my child after you evaluate him/her?

    Following careful evaluation and interpretation of results, Encompass therapists may be able to provide a diagnosis within the their scope of practice. At times, they may recommend a referral to other providers for further assessment and possible diagnosis.

  • Can you make an Autism diagnosis for my child after an evaluation?

    The Encompass medical director can diagnose for Autism Spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Due to limited appointment availability, accessing this service requires a referral from an Encompass therapist.

  • If my child receives therapy, will this harm him/her in the future as a negative label when they enter school?

    This is a common question and a valid concern. However, it is more helpful for children to receive therapy early in life so that they can be successful in school and in the community. If a child does need therapy and they don’t receive it until later on, it is more difficult to make progress. The learning and development that takes place in the early years is truly critical.

    Also, should you not want to share your child’s therapy history, you don’t have to. As a therapy clinic, we are bound by law to protect patient information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Your child’s records are held confidentially and may not be released without your permission.

  • What if I want a different therapist?

    Sometimes there is a mismatch between a therapist and a child or their family. We hope that you will express your concerns with your therapist first. If there continues to be a need to change therapists, please let us know and we are happy to help you.

  • What is involved in the free developmental screening?

    We offer a free developmental screening for parents who are concerned about their child. This is an informal screening done over the phone with a therapist or educator who will ask you specific questions about your child’s development according to their age. Based on your answers and the screener’s impression, a formal evaluation may be recommended for the area of concern.

Behavioral Health

  • Do you send therapists to elementary schools to work on behavior therapy?

    No, but we can consult with teachers, school counselors and support staff by telephone in challenging situations. We are happy to provide support and information for families working on IEPs or 504 plans. If we aren’t able to provide a requested service, referrals will be provided.

  • Do you send therapists to preschools or daycares to work on behavior therapy?

    We can sometimes consult with preschools depending on the situation and facility. We also offer Child Care Health Consultation services to preschool and child care providers to help them address the developmental and health needs of the children in their care.

  • Do you offer counseling for adults?

    We offer parent-child counseling with individual adult sessions related to parenting. We do not offer individual adult mental health services.

  • Do you see children individually for counseling?

    In general, no. Our focus is on the relationship between the parent and child and how that impacts every connection for a family. We believe that parents are the primary change agent for their children, and because of that, we choose to see the parent and child together in most cases. Any individual therapy sessions would be in addition to family sessions.

  • Can you see older children?

    At Encompass, we focus on serving kids up to age 8. If your child is older than 8, we are happy to refer you to another provider that would be appropriate for your family.

Family Enrichment


  • Who can participate?

    Connections: anyone raising children receiving pediatric therapy services, either from Encompass or from another provider.

    Kinship: any relative caregiver raising a family member’s children.

    Sibshops: children ages 5 to 11 who have siblings with special needs.

  • Can I bring kids? Is childcare provided?

    Connections: it depends on the activity.

    Kinship: yes, we provide childcare, but you must RSVP in advance so that we can staff accordingly.

    Sibshops: this program is for children ages 5-11 only. There is no childcare for other children provided.

Workshops and Sessions

  • Can I bring kids? Is childcare provided?

    Parenting workshops: varies depending on the location and staffing.

    Parent Talks: childcare is not provided, but parents are welcome to bring their children, as these programs occur between storytimes at the libraries.

Fundraising Events

Autumn Gala

Rise & Thrive Breakfast

  • What is the ticket cost for the event?

    There is no ticket cost for this event. Admission is free for everyone, but we do ask for a suggested donation of at least $100 at the event.

  • Where is the event held?

    The event is held at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, formerly called TPC.

  • Who is the keynote speaker?

    The keynote speaker changes every year. Past keynote speakers have been:

    2019 – Kevin P. Haggerty, MSW, PhD, School of Social Work Professor, Endowed Professor of Prevention, and Social Development Research Group Director at the University of Washington. Keynote title: “Building a Resilient and Trauma-Informed Community.”

    2018 – Ray Roberts, inclusion advocate and former Seattle Seahawk. Keynote title: “Choose to Include: a Keynote Address on the Importance of Inclusion.”

    2017 – Bill Krueger, ROOT Sports commentator, early intervention advocate, and former Seattle Mariner. Keynote title: “It’s not Just about Baseball: My Family’s Journey toward Intervention and Inclusion.”

Take a Seat for Kids

  • How do I bid on the chairs?

    When the auction is live, you can bid on the chairs via our Greater Giving auction website. The auction site goes live when bidding opens and closes when bidding has ended.

  • Where will the chairs be located?

    The locations change every year! Past businesses have included Art Gallery of SnoValley, Birches Habitat, Carnation Cafe, Georgia’s Bakery, Heirloom Cookshop, North Bend Theatre, Pioneer Coffee, Rio Bravo, Safeway on the Ridge, Salish Lodge & Spa, and Sigillo Cellars.

  • How long do I have to bid on the chairs?

    Bidding is usually open for 2-3 weeks in May.

Get Involved


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Thank You to Our Community Partners for Their Support

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  • King County Best Starts for Kids logo
  • City of Seattle logo
  • City of North Bend logo
  • City of Snoqualmie logo
  • City of Carnation logo
  • City of Sammamish logo
  • City of Issaquah logo
  • United Way logo
  • NAEYC logo
  • WA State Dept of Children Youth & Families
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