Early childhood education: Pre-kindergarten

Hough Early Learning Center signageVancouver Public Schools partners with  local agencies that offer child care and early education.

ECEAP program: Hough Early Learning Center

Our school is home to an onsite, federally funded preschool for qualifying children 3 to 4 years old. Class starts the first week of September with an orientation.

Contact: ESD 112 Early Childhood Education, 360-952-3470

Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium: Hough Child Care Center

Onsite before- and after-school care for kids from first grade to 12 years of age.
Before- and after-school care hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: Southwest Washington Child Care Consortium, 360-313-2084

Kindergarten Jump Start

Kindergarten Jump StartA student participating in Kindergarten Jump Start is a free program for incoming kindergarteners that takes place a few weeks before the school year begins. Students participate in a variety of math, literacy and hands-on activities; learn school routines; and become familiar with their new surroundings.

Data shows that students who attend Jump Start are better prepared for kindergarten than children who do not participate. They also gain confidence, leadership skills and enthusiasm for school. Don’t miss this opportunity to give your child a successful transition to kindergarten!

To register your child, please contact the Hough office.

Structured learning programs

Hough structured learning programsHough has several self-contained programs to support students with different abilities, including communication programs and a structured learning classroom.