For the past 50 years, ChildStrive (formerly Little Red School House) has helped thousands of families imagine a different future for their children, by providing critically important family-centered programs. In each of our programs, ChildStrive families work one-on-one with a professionally trained home visitor who help identify learning opportunities in daily family routines such as bath time, mealtime, or during play; provide essential early childhood development information; and help set goals for the child and their family.
Early Intervention services are available to families with children who have a developmental delay or disability. ChildStrive special educators, speech, occupational, or physical therapists and counselors provide therapies to children age birth to three in their home or daycare. ChildStrive provides developmental assessments free of charge.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) transforms lives of young, first-time pregnant mothers by pairing them with home visiting nurses to help provide support and guidance throughout pregnancy and until the child turns two. The NFP program teaches positive health and development between a mother and her baby.
The Parents as Teachers program provides in-home parenting support to families who are living with trauma or chronic hardships including housing instability or poverty. ChildStrive educators partner with parents to play, reflect and connect with community resources in order to support their child’s healthy development and school readiness.
ChildStrive has been providing early learning and child development services in partnership with the Tulalip Tribes, day care centers, and local homeless shelters for 15 years. The Community Engagement program helps promote healthy development of all children in our community and supports staff working with at-risk families.
ChildStrive hosts a community based early learning play group on Tuesdays at the Everett ChildStrive location. Based on the Kaleidoscope curriculum, families with children ages 6 months to 5 years are invited to join the group that provides developmentally appropriate socialization and learning opportunities.