Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Q. Who is eligible for the program?

A. Children must be at least three years old by Aug. 31 of the current school year to enroll in the Early Learning Program. Children that are four years old by Aug. 31 will receive enrollment priority before children that are three years old by Aug. 31. All applications will be prioritized based on family risk factors such a low-income, special education, homelessness, foster care and child protective services involvement.

Q. What is the purpose of the Clover Park Early Learning Program?

A. The Clover Park Early Learning Program provides enriching experiences that help children learn and develop in a number of ways. The early childhood day is focused on building skills that are important for all children. Our teachers plan meaningful daily lessons that encourage children to develop and practice behaviors such as persistence, empathy, problem solving and thinking skills.

Q. What Early Learning Programs does Clover Park School District offer?

A. Clover Park School District offers Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). The Early Learning Program is located at the following schools:

  • Clover Park Early Learning Program
  • Tillicum Elementary School
  • Evergreen Elementary School
  • Hillside Elementary School
  • Custer Elementary School
  • Beachwood Elementary School
  • Dower Elementary School Inclusive Program

Call our Clover Park Early Learning Program main office at (253) 583-5360 to find out which location serves your neighborhood or use the Bus Route Locators

Q. What if my child is not three years old by Aug. 31?

A. Your family may be eligible for Early Head Start. Early Head Start provides free services to eligible families with infants, toddlers and pregnant participants. For more information contact Allison Beckvold, program coordinator via email at [email protected] or call/text (253) 778-7820 (se habla español).

Q. What if I am concerned that my child may have a disability?

 If you believe your child has a disability and requires Special Education Services, a child find screening can be scheduled by calling (253) 583-5170.