Chimacum Creek enrolling Transition to Kindergarten program

CHIMACUM — Chimacum Creek Primary School is currently enrolling children ages 4½ to 5 for its 2024-2025 Transition to Kindergarten program.

Interested parents should call 360-302-5890 or visit

Transition to Kindergarten was introduced in Washington to assist children who lack access to quality early learning or who may require additional support to prepare for kindergarten.

The program is designed to close educational gaps and to provide young learners with the foundational skills that are critical for success.

Chimacum Creek began offering a Transition to Kindergarten program in December 2022 with a class of 17 and now runs two classes with 14 to 15 students.

The program was funded by a Washington State Inclusionary Transition to Kindergarten grant after a comprehensive community needs assessment identified the need for it.

The program involves play-based, hands-on experiences that stimulate early learners’ development and focuses on fostering social-emotional awareness and self-regulation.

The curriculum includes language, mathematics, handwriting and artistic expression supported by state-approved educational frameworks such as Learning Without Tears, Handwriting Without Tears and Bridges in Mathematics.

“We prioritize building strong social skills and igniting a passion for learning,” said Traci Meacham, Chimacum School District’s Transition to Kindergarten teacher.

The transition program’s benefits extend beyond academic readiness to include social growth, cultivation of peer relationships and the development of foundational academic competencies.

“Families are welcome to participate in their child’s school experience and all children are provided moments to share what makes them and their family special,” Meacham said.

The teachers strive to build partnerships with all families through regular communication since parental involvement can play a crucial role in tailoring to each child’s unique needs and building strong partnerships between families and educators.

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