Early Learning

The Early Learning department works to promote learning readiness in young children by working in partnership with local school districts, child care providers, community partners and parents to provide quality early learning programs and professional development opportunities throughout the ESD 123 region. Working toward a vision that all children have high quality early learning experiences that support optimal growth and development, the Early Learning department focuses on the earliest years in an effort to ensure that all children are ready for school and for life.

Recognizing parents as their children’s first and most influential teacher, our programs and services work to provide education and resources for parents, as well as professional development and training opportunities for caregivers and early childhood educators who work closely with families. Ensuring children enter kindergarten ready to learn is paramount in our efforts to collaborate, support and engage those involved in helping children succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

What we have to offer:

  • ABCD Dental Partnership
  • Early Learning Regional Coalition
  • Love. Talk. Play.
  • Professional Development for Math and Literacy
  • Public Awareness and Outreach
  • READ UP: Stop the Summer Slide
  • READY! for Kindergarten
  • State and Local Coordination
  • WaKIDS

Want to learn more?

Matt Bona
Director of Early Learning
mbona@esd123.org
509.544.5753

Jennifer Kelly
Early Learning Coordinator
jakelly@esd123.org
509.544.5755

Erin Tomlinson
Early Learning Coordinator
etomlinson@esd123.org
509.544.5759

Lauren Schoenwald
Early Learning Specialist
lschoenwald@esd123.org
509.544.5781
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