Before/After School Programs, CHILD CARE
Before and After School Structured and Drop-In Programs, Child Care, PRESCHOOL
of the local licensed child care operations offer before and after
school supervised programs, with snacks, structured activities like art,
karate, music, dance, play time, and homework assistance for children
to 12 years old. Some offer transportation to and from the child's
school. The following accept DSHS payment assistance for parents who
- Granite Falls Child Care and School, W. Stanley Street -(360) 691-2465
- Cascade Preschool, 402 W. Stanley Street - focuses on the Montessori method of teaching young children. (360) 691-2041
- In His Steps, 405 Wabash at Christ Community Church - (360) 691-4730
- Billie's Busy Kids Child Care and Pre-School - W. Stanley Street - (425) 359-9510
- Sunshine Day Care, 607 Saratoga Street - (425) 404-0889
Unlicensed daycares are also available, with similar programs.
There are a number of licensed child care centers in Granite Falls. They offer safe, supervised pre-school, before and after school care, with snacks, structured activities, play time, arts & crafts, homework assistance, and more. There are also licensed in-home day cares in the area. Parents are encouraged to link to the Opportunity Council's Child Care Aware of Northwest Washington. The following is excerpted from their website. Their direct contact line for child care referrals in Granite Falls is 1-800-446-1114.
- We provide licensed child care referrals and consumer education
materials to families free of charge in Island, San Juan, Snohomish and Whatcom
- We manage a confidential database
including family, child care provider and community resources information.
- We maintain the phone lines for a
minimum of 30 hours per week, giving referrals to parents/families and technical
assistance to child care providers.
- A Parent Newsletter, called the
Daily Parent, which includes information on child development, health and
safety, parenting, quality child care, parenting education resources, and
CCR&R services available.
- A Lending Library, which includes
informative books and videos on early care and education, such as
administration, behavior, child development, communication, cultural diversity,
curriculum, health and safety, special needs, parenting, and professionalism.
Our lending library also consists of preschool theme kits as well as toys. All
of these items can be borrowed on a monthly basis.
- Child and Adult Care Food Program,
referrals to this program, a federally funded program to help family home child
care providers serve healthy meals to the children for whom they care.
- Early Support for Infants and
Toddlers, referrals to this program, which assists families who have
children ages birth to three with developmental delays.
- Early Head Start, Head Start, Early
Childhood Education and Assistance Program, serve pregnant women and
children aged birth to 5 years from income eligible families.
referrals only, not recommendations. The information we provide is self-reported
by the child care providers. It is up to families/parents to research the
licensed child care providers in order to determine if they meet their
standards, and are a good fit for their family and their parenting
Contact our Child
Care Resource and Referral office to work with a qualified Coordinator who will
provide you with a customized list of child care programs and consumer education
about early care and education. Our hours of operation are Monday through
Thursday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. During this time, we offer referrals to parents
and families, and technical assistance to child care providers.
Child Care Referrals Line: 1-800-446-1114