Our vision is that all children will be ready to succeed in school and in life. Some children have difficulties when they begin school, and often these difficulties result in school failure or the need for special education. These include children who have delays due to disabilities and children who are at risk of developing delays due to environmental factors and trauma such as poverty, homelessness, abuse, and neglect.
At ChildStrive, we know that very young children learn best in their natural environments
and through their primary relationships. This is why our staff work with families in their
home and community settings to provide services that support the primary caregiver
relationship and build on family strengths. All of our programs adhere to evidence-based
practices and focus on incorporating opportunities for learning into everyday life, maximizing
how infants and toddlers learn. Babies and toddlers are always learning! This time of early
brain development can be maximized to set a strong foundation for learning.
We are dedicated to creating an anti-racist culture of belonging, where people can show up being their true selves, we are working to model anti-racist practices in our institutional and personal behavior. We do this with respect for the whole person and whole family, curiosity, self-awareness, honest engagement with individuals and communities of color, and a willingness to listen and learn from one another and our communities.
While we are working to incorporate equity in all parts of our organization, we have grouped resources and initiatives in one place on our website to make them easier for people to find and access.
ChildStrive was founded in 1963 as Little Red School House by a group of parents with support from the South Snohomish County Exchange Club, to provide education and specialized therapies to children with developmental disabilities, ages birth through 12th grade. When school districts began to serve children with developmental delays, Little Red School House focused its program on the needs of children birth to five years of age. In 1973, school districts began to serve children three to five years of age, and Little Red School House modified its mission to serve only the population that was currently unserved: infants and toddlers, to age three.
ChildStrive works to implement our programs in the most effective manner possible.
Federal Tax ID Number: 91-6053563
ChildStrive is a 501(c)(3) organization.