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Extracurricular Activities and Your Family

August 30, 2023  |  Parenting  |  By Encompass

Every year, the start of school brings an inevitable rush of e-flyers promoting a wide array of extracurricular activities for kids of all ages. The sheer quantity of options can be overwhelming for parents trying to decide what and how many activities their kids should be engaged in. We tackle that very topic in this […]

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Understanding Multidisciplinary Collaboration

April 19, 2023  |  Pediatric Therapy  |  By Encompass Pediatric Therapy

Multidisciplinary Collaboration – What Does it Mean? Encompass Pediatric Therapy Director Rachel Peterson and Encompass Behavioral Health Director Megan Walsh break it down for us and share how this dynamic approach takes the ‘whole child’ into consideration and leads to better outcomes for children and families. As directors of therapy programs focused on children and […]

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Reaching the Community Through Small Groups and Workshops

April 12, 2023  |  Community, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Encompass

When we talk about the features of our Child Development Center, it’s easy to get caught up in our purpose-built therapy rooms, the designated kitchen for our Nourish program, or our beautiful Imagine Serenity Garden and outdoor therapy area. While they are impressive and vital to Encompass, our large conference room serves as a multi-purpose […]

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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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Promoting Early Literacy with Art, Music, and Movement – Replayed!

November 17, 2022  |  ParentChild+, Early Learning  |  By Encompass

Early literacy is about more than simply reading to your child – it’s also about engaging their senses in other ways. Our ParentChild+ program uses books and a variety of extension activities with each lesson. Encompass Bi-lingual Early Literacy Specialist Gloria Martinez offers some tips on incorporating art, music, and movement into reading with your […]

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Nature Art

August 10, 2022  |  Child Development, Play  |  By Sandra "Sam" Sinanan

Get creative – outside!  I have created and enjoyed art for as long as I can remember, from painting with mud as a young child to painting and making pottery as an adult. Not only is art fun, but there are also numerous developmental benefits for young children. It starts with exploration – touching and […]

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