INFANT AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN RESOURCES:
Playscape (a program of Mother Mentors):
Playscape is an indoor play space for children and their caregivers birth to five located just off of Maxwelton Road at the South Whidbey Primary School Campus (where the South Whidbey Academy and the South Whidbey Family Resource Center is housed in Langley.)
It is open for use Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-11:30am
Toddler Learning Center:
Children ages 0-5 found to have developmental delays can be enrolled in programs to help them catch up before they begin school as kindergarteners.
Phone Number: 360- 679 – 1039
ECEAP (Early Childhood Education Assistance Program offered through Skagit Valley College and the Washington State Department of Early Learning):
Free preschool and family support program aged three to five. Children must be three by August 31st and your family must meet the income guidelines to qualify. ECEAP is offered to South Whidbey Families on the South Whidbey Primary School Campus located off of Maxwelton Road in Langley. To apply call the phone number below:
Phone Number: 360-679-5348
Community volunteers, also known as mentors, donate their time for a minimum of six months to help parents of infants with everything from simple tasks, such as preparing a meal or reading a story to a sibling, to more demanding needs like helping with the young children. Volunteer mentors undergo background checks and are required to complete training before being matched with a family. Mentors attend monthly sessions to share their experiences, learn new skills, and interact with one another and other community professionals. In addition to providing parents with a break and stress relief, mentors learn to recognize the signs of problems in the home, including postpartum depression and child maltreatment, and also learn to refer parents to community resources. Mentors establish rapport, help parents gain a sense of belonging in the community, encourage self-care, and support parents in gaining new skills and learning about child development.
Mother Mentors serves all kinds of families: first-time parents; families with twins; families with or two or three children under the age of five; single parents; parents of children with special needs; multi-generational families; and families who are dealing with illness. We are available to visit any families with children aged five and younger.
Services are free of charge and are provided in the family’s home. At least one parent or caregiver must be in attendance at all times when a mentor is present in the home.
Phone Number: 888-265-6151 or 360-321-1484
Phone Number: 360-221-4767
Location: 816 Camano Ave. Langley (call to make an appointment)