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Early Childhood Education and Development

Ina Maka Home Visiting Program

Home visiting program to support parents of Native children three years old or younger living in King County who identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian families and foster families

Madeline Colson, Program Coordinator

Early Intervention/Birth to Three

Provides developmental assessments and services — including speech, physical, and occupational therapy and educational programs — for children under age 3 who may be behind in development Referrals are accepted from concerned families, health care providers, school employees, and other social service programs.

Call 1-800-322-2588 to find out if your child is eligible.


King County:


Materials available in Spanish


Pierce County:


Snohomish County:


Early Intervention Referral Line:

Materials available in multiple languages

Head Start (Ages 3-5), Early Head Start (Ages 0-3), and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (Ages 3-5)

Offers free (Head Start) and reduced cost (ECEAP) early learning, child care, and family support

Those who do not qualify for Head Start may qualify for the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP).


Find a location near you:

Materials available in Spanish


Early education, daycare, and summer programs available for children up to 6 years of age in Washington state and nationally



Child development and school readiness resources

For families who prefer to access resources by telephone and/or via interpreters, call 1-800-322-2588 (The Help Me Grow Washington Hotline)

Materials available in multiple languages

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