Early Childhood Education

At Blaine Primary School we are dedicated to fostering the growth and education of the youngest members of the Blaine Community. We understand the significance of the developmental phase that spans from birth to age five, and we are committed to assisting families in nurturing their children's growth during these crucial years. We offer a variety of resources designed to support both you and your child as they develop and grow in these early years. We invite you to explore this page further to discover the range of early childhood programs that are available to you at Blaine Primary School.


(Ages 3-5)

What is a Child Find Developmental Screening?
Screening is a free check of your child’s development that will 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 and often occurs during our drop in play group on Wednesdays. 

Who is eligible to be screened?
Any child, three 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 fill out the form linked below or contact Melissa Memmott at mmemmott@blainesd.org

Screening Referral Form

Child under three years of age? If your child is under the age of three and you have concerns about their development call Single Entry Access to Services (360) 715-7485.


Transition to Kindergarten (TK) is a free, early entrance kindergarten experience for children who are scheduled to enter kindergarten the following year. 

To be eligible, children 

  • must turn four by Aug. 31

  • demonstrate academic, language, or social need 

  • cannot be currently enrolled in another early learning program. 

Classes run from September to June and follow the regular school district calendar for school days, early dismissals and holidays. TK is play-based and uses hands-on learning experiences to prepare students for kindergarten both academically and socially-emotionally.  A TK student's daily schedule will reflect a typical kindergarten schedule with flexibility to accommodate the age, development and stamina of the students. Classes are taught by highly qualified teachers and teacher assistants. Students will learn the routines of kindergarten, colors, shapes, alphabet, and numbers, sharing and following directions in a school setting. Most importantly, students have fun and find joy in learning! 

Space is limited. To apply for TK, please fill out the application below. If you prefer a paper application, they can be picked up at the front office of Blaine Primary School. 

Transition to Kindergarten (TK) Application Link


This program provides developmentally appropriate opportunities for three and four year olds who have been identified as having developmental delays and/or disabilities.  The 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. If you would like more information, please fill out the form linked below or contact Melissa Memmott at mmemmott@blainesd.org.   

Screening Referral Form

Play & Learn

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Group

(Ages birth-5)

Weekly facilitated playgroups for young children ages birth to five and their families, friends, neighbors, caregivers, and/or parents. The group has a trained facilitator who plans and sets up culturally and developmentally appropriate activities for children and their caregivers to participate in together. The class is 90 minutes. The group plays, sings, reads, and of course has fun! Come and see how to play and learn! For more information about our Kaleidoscope Play & Learn group contact Laura Aosved at laosved@blainesd.org or call the school office at 360-332-1300.