The mission of Discovery Place Preschool and ECEAP program
is to provide an inclusive setting within a caring, equitable, community of
learners that promotes optimal physical, social-emotional, and cognitive
development of each child as well as self-sufficiency for each child’s family
resulting in healthy, happy and helpful children who love learning and are
prepared for Kindergarten and beyond with families who are in a great position
to support their children’s lifelong learning and development!

Days, Time, and Location

Fall 2023 hours:

Monday - Thursdays 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Private pay spots are full

ECEAP spots are full

There is one State Subsidy spot opening

Located in the Cedarhome neighborhood near Cedarhome Elementary School

28223 71st Dr. NW

Stanwood, WA

Private Pay: $840/mo.

Working Connections: Reduced or free if you qualify

ECEAP: Free for qualifying families

One way to qualify for ECEAP is if your child has an IEP; you don't necessarily need to be low-income. Transportation is provided to the Developmental Preschool in the afternoon. Your child can attend preschool at Discovery Place Preschool in the morning and then ride the bus to the Developmental Preschool at Stanwood Elementary in the afternoon.

The program offers:

  • ECEAP services, which includes health screenings, a high quality preschool program, family events, and mentoring.

  • Transportation to the Developmental Preschool at Stanwood Elementary (if enrolled)

  • Music Prodigies music program

  • Three parent conferences with you each year to discuss learning goals which are incorporated into the curriculum.

  • Activity ideas and resources to do at home with your child

  • In-home setting with one-on-one care

  • Newsletters every 4-6 weeks introducing each new study

  • Family events

  • Private Facebook group that includes photos and descriptions of what we're doing

  • Lifelong friendships!


  • 8:30 - 9:30 Arrival, breakfast, free-play

  • 9:30 - 10:15 Circle time and Music Prodigies Class

  • 10:15 - 10:55 Outdoor play

  • 10:55 - 11:30 Small group learning activities and then free play in the centers

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Lunch, brush teeth, and story time

  • 12:15 - 1:00 Outside play. Bus picks children up at 1:40 for Developmental Preschool

  • 1:00 - 2:30 Stories, mindfulness, rest time, and quiet learning activities for those who do not nap

  • 2:30- 3:00 Snack time

  • 3:00 - 3:30 Gather coats, back packs, stories on the porch, & pick up time.

About the Teacher

I am DeAnn Jones, an active member of Stanwood. I have been teaching preschool for 12 years. I also volunteer in the Kindergarten classroom at Cedarhome and Twin City Elementary schools. I teach early childhood education classes for Purdue University Global, Purdue's online degree program. This combination of teaching both young children and college students helps me keep my skills up-to-date as I teach research-based teaching methods that I also use in my own preschool. I love teaching children and watching them grow into emotionally intelligent, healthy, happy and helpful children who love learning and are prepared for Kindergarten!


B.S. Child and Family Studies, Purdue University

M.S. Family and Human Development, Utah State University

Ph.D. Family and Human Development, Utah State University

For more detailed information about the program visit:

Our Facebook Page:

Our more detailed Website:

Private pay spots for fall 2023 are full. Click below to be put on the waitlist.

There is one opening for a 4 year old (8:30 - 3:30 Mon-Thurs). Tuition is free (or may have a small co-pay) If you are working and low income, or going to school part time, working part time, and low-income, foster care, or kinship care

Check the Washington Working Connections website for eligibility

or call the DCYF phone number: 844-626-8687

Then once you know you qualify, contact DeAnn (360) 899-1019 to get enrolled at Discovery Place.

Fill out the ECEAP prescreen to be put on the waitlist for ECEAP. Email it to: Also contact DeAnn Jones at 360-899-1019 to schedule a time to bring documents for the full application to make it official.

Click on the images below to download the documents for ECEAP eligibility and fill out the ECEAP Prescreen.

Click on the pictures below for activity ideas you can practice with your child at home:



Literacy begins at birth and continues throughout life. This section walks you though this progression and provides a wealth of activity ideas to help your child in this literacy journey.



This section will have ideas for learning math and counting skills at home, but it is still being developed. You can try these activities with your child during your regular routines at home.



Social/emotional skills are important during childhood so children can grow to be adults who get along with co-workers and others in their world. This section is still being developed, but the Pyramid Model is active. Click on the Pyramid Model button for a training on preventing challenging behaviors.


Fine Motor

This section will have fun activity ideas for exercising fine motor skills at home, but it is not active yet. Check back to see if it is active!


Teaching Tips

This section will have teaching tips for teaching your child at home, but it is not active yet. Check back to see if it is active!

Questions and Answers:

  • Can I see the program first before I join?

Absolutely! I'd love to give you a tour of our place and show you the learning environment, activities, and play area. You can also come and observe the program in action. Call 360-899-1019 or email to set up a time to visit. You can even enroll at that time if you like what you see.

  • Can I enroll later?

Yes, as long as there is still an open spot.

Have additional questions? Call 360-899-1019

© 2022 DeAnn Jones