Early Learning


Early Learning in the Ellensburg School District encompasses Preschool through Third Grade students, families, teachers, and collaborative community partners. In Washington State, OSPI’s Early Learning work includes a partnership with the Washington State Department of Early Learning. For descriptions of Washington State’s Early Learning and Development Guidelines and related links, please visit Early Learning.

The Ellensburg School District facilitates an ongoing effort of continuous improvement in building and implementing Preschool through 3rd Grade readiness, standards, curriculum, best practices and professional development. A core focus of this work is to establish collaborative professional relationships between our community preschool providers, families and school district teachers on behalf of all children. This focus includes the Developmental Preschool students and teachers in the Ellensburg School District.

To learn more about Early Learning programs, events and work, please contact Trina Lanegan at trina.lanegan@esd401.org, or view the ESD 401 Early Learning page on Facebook.

Resources for Parents:
The Ellensburg School District supports the work of Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition - a local non-profit that provides hands-on programs and events for early learners and their parents.