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Mountain View Learning Center

Dear Mountain View Learning Center Families,

As we gear up for another exciting year, I'm absolutely thrilled to welcome you to our fantastic new home at Mountain View! Our journey together so far has been all about growing, innovating, and making sure our students' minds and hearts thrive.

This year, we will continue to focus on fostering a true sense of belonging and boosting student voice. We're committed to making sure every student feels noticed, heard, and appreciated. Through play based learning experiences, we're giving our students the power to share their thoughts, ideas, and dreams, and help shape where our school is headed.

We truly believe a child’s growth depends upon a plan that involves you, your child, and our school staff working as a team. A critical component of this plan is communication. We will work hard to keep you informed about your child’s progress and other important matters. At the same time, I encourage you to share with us your questions, concerns, and/or ideas.  We will be using Parent Square as our primary means of sharing information.  You can receive messages via your email, or you can download the app and receive text notifications.  There is also an option to select the language that you prefer.   

Thanks for being such a big part of the Mountain View Learning Center family. Here's to a year jam-packed with discoveries, growth, and endless moments that will shape our incredible students' futures.  Our journey is fueled by our dedicated staff, our amazing families, and the unlimited potential of our students.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out.  We are thrilled to enter the new school year with you! 

Warmly,

Ashley Hill
Principal, Mountain View Learning Center

Ashley Hill photo

Investment in a strong early childhood program is a top priority for Ferndale Public Schools. Children grow and develop at varying rates.  Opportunity for growth and development is critical during the early years from birth to five. The Ferndale School District recognizes that these early years provide a unique opportunity to support families as their young children develop.  We provide a variety of services to assist with this. This page provides program information on all of our early childhood programs at Mountain View Learning Center. 

SCHOOL HOURS: 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., every weekday except Wednesday

Preschool

This program provides developmentally appropriate opportunities for children three through five years old. Our program provides a rich, activity-based preschool learning environment that meets the individual needs of all the enrolled children, Children learn and practice skills in all areas through large and small group participation, activity centers, and child-directed play. The goal is to build upon the strengths and capabilities of our students. We believe that children are more alike than they are different and they learn a great deal from watching and interacting with one another. If you would like more information, please contact Ashley Hill, ashley.hill@ferndalesd.org or complete the interest form below. 

Preschool Interest Form

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

 

Ferndale School District's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is a state-funded, free preschool program for qualifying children and families. ECEAP is a comprehensive preschool program that partners with parents to support both student learning and the whole family. ECEAP has three main parts to the program: 

  1. Preschool services for 3 and 4-year-old children – ECEAP focuses on preparing children for kindergarten and success in school using a “whole child” approach. This includes social-emotional skills, language, thinking skills and physical development, as well as academic skills such as literacy and mathematics. Preschoolers learn through play and interactions, so during class children will have a meal as a group, large group/circle time, small group opportunities, and ample time to make choices about their play, both indoors and out. 
  2. Family services – ECEAP focuses on supporting family stability and connectedness. In ECEAP, we will work with parents to set goals for their family and provide resources, tools, and other support. Parents will have opportunities to be involved, learn about topics that interest them and gain support from staff and other families. 
  3. Health and nutrition services – ECEAP focuses on child and family health and well-being. Children will receive developmental and health screenings, and we work with parents to ensure children have preventative medical and dental care. Health and nutrition activities and education will be a regular part of the program for both children and families.  

To enroll in ECEAP, families must apply and qualify. Eligibility is based on income, family circumstances, and environmental or developmental factors.   Transportation is not guaranteed. However, families who demonstrate substantial need, may request assistance and efforts will be made to provide accommodations if possible. 

To see if you qualify, please complete the form below. 

ECEAP Inquiry Form

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS

What is a Child Find Developmental Screening?
Screening is a free check of your child’s development that can include:

• Large muscle development (gross motor skills)
• Eye-hand coordination (fine motor skills)
• Communication skills
• Concepts (cognitive skills)
• Social/emotional skills
• Self-help skills

What is the purpose of a Child Find Screening?
The purpose of the screening is to identify any factors that may interfere with your child’s learning, growth and development. The screening is also provided to help parents identify their child’s strengths and weaknesses and provide home suggestions and/or further evaluation if needed in any area of concern.

What happens during a Child Find Screening?
During the screening your child may stack small blocks, cut with scissors, draw, count, name colors, jump and will have fun! Following the screening, a trained professional will talk with you about the results of the screening. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about your child’s development. You may be given home suggestions, referred on for further testing or be scheduled to have skills rechecked at a later date. The screening process usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

Who is eligible to be screened?
Any child, birth to age five, whose family or caregiver would like more information about their child’s development. All school districts within Washington State have Child Find screenings available. If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.

For more information and to schedule a screening, please contact: Jennifer Hawkins at 360- 383-9289 or email Jennifer.Hawkins@ferndalesd.org or fill out the form below.

Link to Screening Referral Form

Link to Screening Referral Form - Spanish

Preschool Resources/Community Resources

(This is not an exhaustive list and this is contact info only, not recommendations, as each family must determine the fit of a program for their child and family needs)

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center (FRC) helps to connect our Ferndale School District families with local resources, which promote students' success. The Family Resource Center is a safe location for families to access information and connect to available services. 
Ferndale family resource center

Ferndale Family Partnership

Ferndale Family Partnership (FFP) located at 5780 Hendrickson Ave, Ferndale. FFP is a program for students in Kindergarten - 8th grade.  We are an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE). The FFP program allows students the opportunity for home-based learning. Families are supported by Certificated teachers. Curriculum is provided. For more information, contact Ferndale Family Partnership coordinator, Amy Neverdahl 360-703-8303.

Click here for Ferndale Family Partnership