Early Learning & Family Services

We provide a range of research driven family support programs to promote healthier, more resilient children, youth, and families in King County’s West African refugee and immigrant community. We provide bilingual and bicultural early learning services and parenting/caregiver education and support to low-income, limited English proficient immigrants with kids ages 0 to 17. To learn more about our West African Family Support programs, please refer to the list of programs below, or contact us directly at info@waccofseattle.org.

Early Learning [for youth & children]

West African Family Preschool

For children ages 3-5
Multi-cultural | Bilingual | Seattle Preschool Program

West African Family Preschool is an all-day, affordable preschool program that uses Seattle’s Department of Early Education and Learning’s best practices to ensure children have access to the highest quality early education, and are equip to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Early Learning Director
Aicha Parkouda


For children ages 16 months-3 years
Home Visits | ADL Language | Child Development Screenings

ParentChild+ is a home visiting program that connects families with a parent educator who is able to help families locate and utilize helpful resources that create the best possible outcomes for children.

Program Coordinator
Aicha Parkouda

Program Coordinator
Assita Sako

Family Services [for parents & caregivers]

For families with children ages 0-5
Advocacy | Court Navigation | Resource Navigation | Case Management

Parenting Caregiver Information & Support provides families with resources and tools which help get their children the best possible education. Our team of specialists also help families to overcome barriers that make navigating the school system difficult.

Program Manager
Habone Abdi Ahmed

Help Me Grow

For families with children ages 0-5
Child Development Screenings | School System Advocacy | Resource Navigation

Help Me Grow is an early intervention program which offers free child development screenings and school district referrals so that children are placed into an environment that is best suited for their needs, and they can reach their highest potential in and outside of the classroom.

Program Manager
Aicha Biaye

Positive Family Connections

For families with youth ages 11-17
Parent & Caregiver Workshops | Monthly Support Groups | Case Management

Positive Family Connections helps strengthen relationships between youth and parents to reduce risk behaviors in youth and teens, through shared cultural experiences and exposure, increased developmental understanding and increased parent/youth engagement.

Program Manager
Adja Sakho