White Salmon ECE Center

White Salmon ECE Center2024-07-11T14:38:43-07:00

The early learning center is designed to meet the developmental needs of the whole child.


White Salmon Early Learning Center has several options for parents:

Community Program:

Parents pay tuition for their child(ren) ages 3-5 years old to attend preschool. Contact Katrina Alderman by phone at 360-952-3362 or by email at katrina.alderman@esd112.org

Tuition Assistance:

Community Program Families who qualify pay reduced tuition based on family income. Contact Katrina Alderman by phone at 360-952-3362 or by email at katrina.alderman@esd112.org

Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP):

A comprehensive preschool program that provides FREE services and support to eligible children ages 3-5 years old and their families. Find out more > Contact our enrollment team by phone at 360-952-3466 or by email at ece.enroll@esd112.org

Early Childhood Special Education:

Evaluation and services to children ages 3-5 years old with developmental delays. Contact Tanya Cochran by phone at 509-493-4224 or by email at tanya.cochran@esd112.org

Speech and Language:

Evaluation and services to children 3-5 years old with speech and language delays. Call 509-493-4224 or email Miranda Pace at miranda.pace@esd112.org

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers in Klickitat County:

Family Resource Coordination, screening referral and service for children ages birth to 3 years with suspected developmental concern(s). Contact Kim Puckett by phone at 509-281-1281 or by email at kim.puckett@esd112.org


8:15 am – 2:15 pm



About White Salmon Community Preschool

The preschool program is designed to meet the developmental needs of the whole child and the curriculum is aligned with our state’s early learning standards – the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines. Our programs provide developmental and individualized instruction for children, ages three to five-years. The preschool classrooms promote active, play-based learning for children, building on their strengths and interests, while helping them learn new skills.

White Salmon Community Preschool Curriculum

Young children learn and gain the most information when their preschool experience is:

  • Hands-on: exploratory, play-based learning involving all of their senses
  • Developmental: a sequence of skills that follow a predictable order and build upon previous learning and skills
  • Real: children learn about things through the interactions with real objects and experiences
  • Relevant: children learn best when lessons are important and meaningful to them and their lives–while respecting cultural and family differences

We focus on six basic areas of early childhood development:

  1. Social/emotional development: learning to cooperate, share take turns and express emotions.
  2. Language development: learning to listen to others and to use language to communicate.
  3. Small motor development: small muscle groups of the hands involved in coloring, writing, stringing beads, cutting and turning pages.
  4. Conceptual development: concepts such as same and different, colors, sizes, shapes, and introduction to numbers and letters.
  5. Large muscle development: large groups of muscles involved in running, skipping, swinging and jumping.
  6. Self help skills: learning to be independent, clean up, button and zip.

Our goal is to encourage children to explore, to wonder, to imagine, to experiment with language and materials, to play and to develop a lifelong love of learning.

School Age Center

White Salmon School Age Center

White Salmon Early Care and Education Center provides after care for school age children kindergarten through fifth grade (5 – 12 years old).

The school age room is arranged into interest and activity areas. These include a comfortable quiet reading area, table activities such as puzzles, games and craft projects, a homework and study area, building and construction area, and places for special projects and activities. Activities, games, and projects are designed to support and enhance children’s development in literacy, math, science, and the creative arts.

For enrollment or eligibility information, please call 360-952-3466 or email ece.enroll@esd112.org 


White Salmon Early Learning Center
520 NW Loop Road
White Salmon, WA 98672

Program Contacts

Who to Contact

For enrollment or more information call 360-952-3466 or email ece.enroll@esd112.org.

Center Contact: 509-493-4224

520 NW Loop Road
White Salmon, WA 98672

ESD 112 Administration: 360-952-3466

ECE State Resources

Early Care and Education in the News

Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet childhood educators earn so little?
(Child Care Aware of America, July 11, 2018)

Building a solid foundation
(Camas-Washougal Post-Record, April 11, 2019)

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