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Child Care, PreSchool

Before/After School Programs, CHILD CARE
 
Before and After School Structured and Drop-In Programs, Child Care, PRESCHOOL
 
Granite Falls Boys and Girls Club - click on the link to see current schedules and opportunities

Many 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 qualify.
  • 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 counties.
  • 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.

We give 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 philosophy.

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