1-2-3 Grow and Learn

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You are your child’s first and most important teacher.

Program Details

Get ready to observe, wonder, and learn with your child!

1-2-3 Grow and Learn is a playgroup for children ages birth to 5 and the adults that care for them. The play groups take place at multiple locations across Clark County, typically in participating school district locations. The focus of our play groups includes:

  • Creating a level of comfort and familiarity with the elementary school the child will attend for Kindergarten
  • Giving adults caring for children ideas for activities they can do at home to help promote their child’s learning and development
  • Conducting developmental screening, along with the adults caring for the children, and help families with referrals for any needed services.
  • Providing a safe environment where children can increase their social and emotional development with their peers
  • Helping adults form connections and supports
  • Focus on Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation Video
1 2 3 Grow and Learn - Getting ready for school

Turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.

Here’s what families are saying about
1-2-3 Grow and Learn:

It has given my child a chance to interact with others and become more comfortable in the school at which he will attend kindergarten.”

“All of my boys have attended grow and learn for the first 4 years of their lives and the impact has been beneficial to starting preschool & elementary.”

In-person play groups for children Birth-5

We are partnering with Vancouver Public Schools and Washougal Public Schools to offer in-person play groups.
Play groups begin the week of September 12th and run through the week of June 5th.

Información en Español

¡Prepárese para observar, maravillarse y aprender con su hijo!

1-2-3 Grow and Learn es un grupo de juego para niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años y los adultos que los cuidan. Los grupos de juego se se encuentran en varios lugares del condado de Clark, por lo general en los distritos escolares que participan. El enfoque de nuestros grupos de juego incluye:

  • Crear un nivel de comodidad y familiaridad con la escuela primaria a la que asistirá el niño para el kinder
  • Dar a los adultos que cuidan niños ideas de actividades que pueden hacer en casa para ayudar a promover el aprendizaje y el desarrollo de sus hijos
  • Realizar evaluaciones de desarrollo, junto con los adultos que cuidan a los niños, y ayudar a las familias con referencias para cualquier servicio necesario
  • Brindar un lugar seguro donde los niños puedan aumentar su desarrollo social y emocional con sus compañeros
  • Ayudar a los adultos a formar conexiones y apoyos

Grupos en persona para niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años

Nos asociamos con las Escuelas Públicas de Vancouver y las Escuelas Públicas de Washougal para ofrecer grupos en persona. Los grupos comienzan la semana del 15 de septiembre y duran hasta la semana del 5 de junio.

Host a Group

Bring 1-2-3 Grow and Learn to your School District or Organization

School districts can customize their model by choosing the where, when, and how many sessions at each location. 1-2-3 Grow and Learn supplies the qualified staff, curriculum, outreach and knowledge of the early learning world.

This fee-for-service model is designed to meet the individual needs of children, families and schools by providing a bridge between K-12 education and families in the community.

Contractors receive the following services:

  • Enthusiastic, trained and educated staff that will facilitate a 1 ½ hour sessions weekly for your community
  • Curriculum
  • Materials for enhancing learning through play
  • Circle time experiences
  • Customizable adaptations based on district goals
  • Connections with families before they enter kindergarten
  • Developmental screening and referrals for children before they enter kindergarten

Contact us

If your district or organization is interested in implementing 1-2-3 Grow and Learn please reach out to:

Michelle Aguilar

Child Care Aware Manager


Phone: 360-952-3363

Email: Michelle.Aguilar@esd112.org

Program Contacts

Who to Contact

For more information, please call:

Michelle Aguilar

Child Care Aware Manager


Phone: 360-952-3363

Julie Jacobson

ECE Specialist II, 1-2-3 Grow & Learn


Phone: 360-952-3378

Erin Maher

ECE Specialist II, 1-2-3 Grow & Learn


Phone: 360-952-3639

Tanya English

ECE Specialist I, 1-2-3 Grow & Learn


Phone: 360-952-3697

Michelle Klinsing



Phone: 360-952-3556

ECE State Resources

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