Doors to Early Learning in White River School District
Students ages 3-5 who receive special education services.
*LRE options range from self-contained settings to primarily general education settings depending on the determination of the IEP team
|4 years old on August 31st and will turn 5 years old January 1st-August 31st|
4 years old on August 31st and will turn 5 years old September 1st-December 31st
*Please contact your school's principal for questions about summer birthdays and possible early learning options.
Elk Ridge Elementary: Home of the Rangers!
Nina Markey | Principal for ER
Lorraine Panek | Office Manager
Phone Number: (360) 829-3354
340 River Ave North Buckley, WA 98321
Who Do We Serve?
- All students from the Elk Ridge service area; including Preschool, Early Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students.
For more information visit our Elk Ridge Elementary Website
Early Learning Center: Home of the Bumblebees!
Janel Ross | Principal
Gloria Gelmini | Office Manager
Phone Number: (360) 829-5830
27515 120th St E Buckley, WA 98321
Who Do We Serve?
- Preschool, Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten students from the Foothills service area
- Preschool, Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten students from the Mt. Meadow service area
- Preschool and Early Kindergarten students from the Wilkeson service area
- Developmental Preschool students from the entire district
For more information visit our White River Early Learning Center Website
How Can You Help Prepare Your Child?
- Play! Playing allows sharing, creativity, conversation and memory making.
- Read to your child every day. Have books available. Visit the library. Reading should be a part of your everyday routine.
- Talk with your child. Be specific about colors, shapes, numbers, letters, words that are all around us. Share with your child what they are doing. The more talk, the more vocabulary they will have! Discuss all the fun they are going to have at school!
- Set good morning and bedtime routines. 4, 5, & 6 year olds should get between 10-12 hours of sleep a night.
- Develop self-help skills by encouraging independence in everyday activities like: using the restroom, opening lunch containers, tying shoes, putting on a coat, zipping, buttoning pants, washing hands, etc.
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning."-Mr. Rogers