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Early Learning

Early Learning Center: Home of the Bumblebees!
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.  But for children, play is serious learning."-Mr. Rogers

Leadership Team

Janel Ross...Building Administrator 

Jeff Byrnes...Principal for MM and ELC 

Gloria Gelmini...Office Manager

Contact Information

Phone Number: (360) 829-5820

27515 120th St E  Buckley, WA 98321


For more information visit our  White River Early Learning Center Website


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

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.