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Early Childhood

You will find information about White River School District Early Childhood Services in the links below.

If you have questions or concerns about your Birth to Three year old or preschool student's development please call Julie Linville for scheduling and screening information at 360-829-3959.


The White River School District's Child Find Program is designed to locate and offer assistance to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children, between the ages of birth and 21, who may have developmental delays or learning problems. Early identification of problems can make a big difference in a child's future school success.

Identification for Infants and Toddlers

For infants and toddlers, birth to age three, the White River School District has contracts with local agencies to determine if your child is following a typical pattern of development. If your child demonstrates developmental delays, he/she can receive intervention services through this birth to three agency. Birth To Three Developmental Center 253-874-5445.

Identification for 3-5-year-olds

Free screenings are provided for children between the ages of three and five to identify preschoolers with possible delays in the following areas of development: cognitive, speech/language, fine and gross motor, adaptive and social-emotional.

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White River Inclusionary Preschool

Located at the Early Learning Center at 27515 120th St. Buckley, WA 98321

The White River Inclusionary Preschool is an early childhood program blended with specialized approaches and related services as appropriate for children with special needs. Our preschool serves children ages three to five. The purpose is to provide a developmentally appropriate environment for children to develop their language, social-emotional, cognitive/pre-academic, and motor skills necessary for future school success. This is done through play and teacher-directed activities, which are strategically designed to facilitate the development in each area.

Our preschool program is based on the belief that children are unique, special individuals who learn through play and who grow in a developmental sequence. Children in our program are encouraged to:
Gain a greater appreciation for human differences
Grow in self-esteem and self-control
Develop problem-solving skills
Create friendships

Days and Times:
Preschool classes are Monday at 10am-12pm or 1:25pm-3:25pm, and Tuesday - Friday 9am-11:30am or 12:55-3:25pm. Once a month on Monday's, we schedule child find screening and evaluations. 

AM Classes: Transportation is provided in the morning session to school. Pick up is required by parent/guardian.
PM classes: Transportation is provided from school to home only. Drop off is required by parent/guardian.
*Transportation is provided to and from for students that qualify for special education services*