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    Where students and families come together

    Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center is a partnership school coordinated by Oak Harbor Public Schools and Oak Harbor Head Start.  Our staff pride themselves on creating a learning environment where young students, with the support of their families, can thrive. 

    All classes provide developmentally appropriate activities, materials and equipment in an effort to meet the needs of the children.  Our programs focus on the following areas:

    • Social/emotional
    • Self-help
    • Fine and gross motor skills
    • Cognition (thinking and learning)
    • Early literacy
    • Communication
    We also offer services for speech and language, and physical therapy/occupational therapy for eligible students. Find out if your child qualifies for free preschool services.

Upcoming Dates

  • Hello Hand-in-Hand Families,

    Have you heard your student's teacher discussing Conscious Discipline?  Does your son/daughter share calming strategies they learn at school?  We are offering a Conscious Discipline virtual webinar that will be held on Tuesday June 15 and Friday June 18th from 12:00pm - 5:30pm. 

    Interested in knowing more about Conscious Discipline?  Click the link for more information. 

     What is Conscious Discipline?

    Excited to learn more?  Please complete the contact form to get signed up for this learning opportunity.

    Sign me up!

    Thank you,

    Tonia Johnston

    Assistant Director of Special Programs

    Oak Harbor Public Schools


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    All elementary families are invited to attend this virtual, kick-off to summer reading event on June 8 at 6:00 pm! You will learn about the importance of summer reading alongside some tips for how to engage your child in literacy activities.  All families who attend will receive a summer reading kit for their children to inspire a summer of reading and fun!  Hosted by Liz Ritz, Director of Teaching & Learning, and Sara Lucero, Olympic View Elementary Principal!  
    You can join us on the District Facebook page or on our Summer Reading Program website. 
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  • Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center
    600 Cherokee Street
    Oak Harbor, WA  98277
    Attendance Line: 360-279-5927
    For general information
    Director of Special Programs
    Assistant Director of Special Programs
    Head Start Manager
    School Psychologist
    Jennifer Pace
    School LPN
    School Nurse