Open House

Saturday, February 24

12 - 2 PM

Come take a tour of the preschool or email to schedule your own individual tour

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 2024 hours:

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

We no longer have private pay slots

ECEAP spots are open for registration for Fall 2024

Located in the Cedarhome neighborhood near Cedarhome Elementary School

28223 71st Dr. NW

Stanwood, WA

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, if enrolled.

There are many other ways to qualify, such as if you are low-oncome, if you recently lost your job, if your child has an IEP, if you are a foster parent, if you are a grandparent raising children, if you have recently moved in with another family to save money and many other ways.

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 your child is enrolled there

  • 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 each day

  • Creative Curriculum (see our FB page:)

  • 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:

Click on image to go to the website.

Our Facebook Page:

Our more detailed Website:

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 here for the full application for 2023-24

The application for 2024-25 school year comes out in August 2024

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.

  • How many openings are there?

There will be about 2-4 openings this fall.

  • If more enroll than there are openings, how do you determine who gets in? Is it first come first served?

Eligibility is determined with a point system. In August when the new application come out, families apply. Points are awarded based on various needs. The children with the most points are given the spots. It is not first come first served unless there are no other children on the waitlist.

Have additional questions? Call 360-899-1019

© 2022 DeAnn Jones