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Samish Longhouse Preschools

Since Time Immemorial, our Samish Early Learning Programs have been the cornerstones of our communities.

Our Samish Longhouse is a nurturing space for our children, families, and Samish Staff to laugh, learn and love through endless opportunities ranging from daily lessons and activities, family engagement events, and so much more. Our teachers and staff work with closely with our families and early learners to support the development of every child based on their individual and family needs. At Samish we believe when we support our families, we support our early learners best.

Head Start

Full day class 8:30-3:00
Half Day class 8:30-12:30

Both classes operate September through June
M, T, W, TH (no classes on Friday)

Our Head Start program is free to income eligible families, children with special needs, and native families. The Samish Head Start program provides health and developmental screenings, Home visits, and family conferences and transportation services.

Early Head Start *NOW ENROLLING*

This program will be year-round from Birth-3 years of age.

Temporarily will be home-based learning until EHS center construction is completed. By being a home base program, your child and their teacher can build a strong relationship foundation. We support learning through play, creative expressions, and guided activities. The program is free for eligible families.

We are currently accepting applications for our new program.

Please complete the application below and select “Early Head Start”.

For any questions regarding the Early Head Start program please call us at: (360)726-3701.

For in-person applications: we are located at 715 Seafarer's Way Suite 100E, Anacortes WA 98221

Early Learning Center

Our childcare program services children ages 12 months to 5 years.

This program operates year- round and is open from 7:30-5:00. Our Early learning program is DEL licensed and has been rated as a Quality Childcare center and an active participant in Early Achievers.

Childcare and Head Start programs are full for the 2023-2024 school year. *EXCULDING NEW EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM* Please fill out an application to be added to our waitlists.


At Samish teachers and staff are dedicated to their continued Early Childhood education and training to strive to provide high quality programs to the children and families we serve. 

For questions on enrollment, childcare rates, or to schedule a tour of our longhouse, please contact us using our web contact form.