We want every child to be ready for kindergarten. Sound to Harbor Early Learning Programs serves children and families in centers across Grays Harbor, Mason, and Thurston counties. Our centers provide free or low-cost preschool for families who qualify for financial assistance through Head Start and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education Assistance Program).

Our center at South Sound Community College and our Lacey Child Care and Family Services Center provide childcare for infants & toddlers—in addition to preschool. Services are free or low-cost for families who qualify for financial help, but at South Sound Community College, we also serve families who pay for services.

We offer low-income families:

  • Highly qualified staff to help children prepare for kindergarten
  • Health & developmental screenings
  • Family engagement & parent education
  • Nutritious meals & field trips


Every child kindergarten-ready


Sound to Harbor Early Learning Programs provides comprehensive individualized preschool education, health education, and family support to promote family engagement and school readiness.