Early Childhood Education

Early experiences influence rapid brain development and set a foundation for lifelong success.


blocksChildren are constantly learning from the moment they are born. A young child's brain grows to 90% of its capacity by age five (80% by age three). A child’s earliest experiences – before they even enter school – can determine their ability to succeed for the rest of their lives.

In Lewis County, only 56% of children enter Kindergarten ready to learn.

This is our greatest challenge AND our greatest opportunity.

United Way of Lewis County and our community partners are committed to ensuring every child in Lewis County has access to high-quality early learning experiences. 


Our Early Childhood Education partners:baby puzzle

Early Learning Opportunities | United Way of Lewis County

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

2023-2024 Kindergarten Readiness Calendar - English

2023-2024 Kindergarten Readiness Calendar - Spanish

United Learning Center


"If we invest in programs that promote learning beginning at birth, the statistics will change, our stories will change, our future will change. Change the first five years and you change everything."

* 2018 Child Care Affordability in Washington State | Child Care Aware of WA