The Marion Forsman-Boushie Early Learning Center interweaves Suquamish cultural practices with standard learning programs. Students participate in Suquamish cultural events and workshops, learn about Suquamish traditions and take Lushootseed language courses throughout the school year. Families with disabled children, Suquamish Tribal Members, Native American children and low income families living in the service area are encouraged to apply.

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Head Start

Designed to provide comprehensive early childhood education to better prepare children for kindergarten, Head Start classrooms serve children ages 3-5 years old. In addition to early childhood curriculum, the program includes health and nutrition components, and opportunities for parental involvement.

Early Head Start

Based upon the same guidelines as the Head Start program, Early Head Start promotes healthy family functioning by enhancing the development of infants and toddlers. The Early Head Start program services expecting mothers, infants and toddlers up to 3 years old. The program includes comprehensive health, nutrition, education and socialization components for children and parental tools that support healthy families.

Child Care

Before and after school childcare programs are available for families with enrolled students 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are also before and after school childcare programs for children enrolled in Suquamish Elementary and other K-5 programs. In order to apply for childcare services, you must fill out a complete application. Please note that there are costs associated with childcare. Fees are based upon income.


Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a Washington State funded preschool program providing comprehensive and holistic educational services for children and their families