Early Education

Early Education

The West African Community Council (WACC) provides quality and culturally reflective early learning programs. Our mission in early education and learning is to empower children with self-esteem, a love of learning and an appreciation for world cultures. Our French-English bilingual and multicultural preschool ensures that children ages 3 to 5 from low-income families are set up to be successful in kindergarten and throughout their academic journey. Parent Child Plus, our in-home visiting program where trained early learning specialists visit families twice a week to practice and promote educational play and reading with parents and their children.

ParentChild+ Home Visiting Program

Parent-Child Plus is a family home visiting program we offer in partnership with United Way of King County and the Washington State Department of Children Youth and Families. It is designed for children ages 16 months to 3 years old. The First few years of life play a critical role in brain development which is dependent on stimulation, play and positive role modeling years before children reach Kindergarten. Our program is designed to deliver early education resources, from one-on-one reading and playing with educational toys to coaching parents and caregivers. Our Early Learning Specialists are hired within the community and they are encouraged to serve families using their native languages to promote multiculturalism and linguistic diversity.

One Family Learning Center

Our bilingual and multicultural French-English preschool program provides safe, intuitive, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate opportunities that foster active learning in a child-friendly environment where diversity is cherished. Our teachers work hard to develop lesson plans to suit the interests and needs of each individual child in the program. The Bilingual Preschools curriculum blends the best elements of French and American preschool programs, while incorporating the state of Washington and the City of Seattle’s educational standards for early learners. French language instruction is seamlessly integrated with English throughout the school day