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Samish Longhouse Preschools

Since Time Immemorial, our Samish Longhouses have been the cornerstones of our communities.

They are a place for families to gather and take care of each other, from the youngest to the oldest. It is in that spirit that our modern Longhouse facility operates today. The Samish Longhouse currently houses our Early Learning Center and Head Start Preschools. We serve both Tribal and Local Community members. Explore our program offerings here and contact us to learn more.  

All of our Samish Indian Nation Preschool Programs include:

  • Child-centered, individualized curriculum focused on children's natural love of exploration and creativity
  • Meals and snacks provided by our USDA school meal program
  • Activities with our Samish Elder's program

Families can enroll in one or both programs listed below as long as there is room available.

Head Start Program

September to May: M, T, Th, F   9am-1pm (No school on Wednesdays)

  • Free comprehensive preschool program (3-5 yr. olds) for income eligible families or children with special needs
  • Health and developmental screenings
  • Home visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Parent involvement activities and Family engagement events

Early Learning Center

Year-Round: M-F   7:30am-5:30pm

  • DEL licensed program for children 12mo-5yrs
  • Dedicated classroom for toddlers
  • Competitive Rates: private pay, DSHS, or Tribal CCDF sliding scale (tribal members only)

Would you like to join our school community?

Contact us for current availability

Enrollment is year-round.  There is a $50.00 registration fee and $30 annual fee.

We are updating our forms, please contact us for current rates and application forms.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us or stop by!  Thank you!


Harvest Meal

Anacortes, WA

Celebrate autumn with a shared meal and good company! Please RSVP by November 5 so we can save you a seat!

Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2018

Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes, WA

Fourth quarterly meeting of the Culture Committee.

Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2018

Offices Closed - Thanksgiving & American Indian Heritage Day

Anacortes, WA

Our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 22nd & 23rd to celebrate Thanksgiving and American Indian Heritage Day.

Dates: 22 – 23 Nov, 2018

Lights of Christmas

Stanwood, WA

Stroll through a holiday park filled with amazing light displays!

Dates: 29 Nov – 29 Dec, 2018

Everett Silvertips

Everett, WA 98201

Come watch the Silvertips take on the Kootenay Ice!

Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2018

Christmas Party

Anacortes, WA 98221

Everyone is invited to the Samish Christmas party to celebrate the winter season and its holiday cheer! Santa will be there 1:00 – 3:00! Please RSVP by December 3

Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2018

Offices Closed - Holiday Break

Anacortes, Washington

Our office will be closed on Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st for the holiday break.

Dates: 24 Dec, 2018 – 01 Jan, 2019

Honoring Our Babies

Anacortes, Washington

Join us in honoring our babies born 2015 - 2018.

Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2019