Bright beginnings for kittitas county

 Head Start  · Early Head Start · ECEAP · ESIT


501(c)(3) registered organization EIN 91-1104249

About us


The highest quality and most compassionate personalized early learning services in Kittitas County.

our mission

Bright Beginnings for Kittitas County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Central Washington. Our mission is to engage families with young children in building stronger foundations for their future. Our vision is, one day, all children in Kittitas County will be fully prepared for a successful kindergarten experience.

We accomplish our mission by providing the highest rated preschool and child care experience for the children and families in our community through several programs and partnerships with other organizations within Kittitas County.

our values

We’ve identified five important values for ourselves as we strive to deliver the best experiences for the children and families in our programs. When we embrace and live up to these values, we know we’re giving our best selves to the program.

Joy – more than just happiness. We find joy in the work that we do, even when it’s been a hard day.

Authenticity – we can’t give our best work when we hide our true selves.

Growth – there are always new things to learn and new ways to provide better experiences for our children and families.

Accountability – we must follow through on what we say we will do and be able to hold each other accountable when we don’t.

Respect – we are all here for the same reason: to serve the youngest members of our community. When we recognize this, we can appreciate the different strengths that each of us bring to the organization.


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Head start

A federally funded preschool serving children ages 3-5. We currently have 108 children enrolled.


Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program – A state funded preschool serving children ages 3-5. We currently have 18 children enrolled


early head start (Center-based/Home-based)

Our CENTER BASED program is a federally funded early learning program for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. We currently have 16 infants and toddlers enrolled.

Our HOME BASED program is a federally funded home visiting and early learning program serving families in the home. The EHS Home Based program serves pregnant women and their children through age 3. We currently have 38 children enrolled.


Early Services for Infants and Toddlers – A state funded intervention service for families with children who have Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs). There is no limit to the number of children we serve through ESIT.


Contact Us

Curious about enrollment? Think you might like to volunteer? Just want to know what makes us tick? Drop us a line here and we'll put you in touch with the right person!


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our center

220 E. Helena Ave. 
Ellensburg, WA 98926

(509) 962-4200


SUMMER HOURS (starting 06/11/18-9/21/18 ) 

Monday-Friday: 7:45 - 2:45
First Friday of every month: 7:45 - 12:15


help us fundraise!

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