Skagit Preschool and Resource Center (SPARC) provides families, parents and guardians the information needed to take the next step and find information to help their children with special needs, birth to six years of age.
Referral Process and Screenings
In Skagit County, children between birth and three-years of age should be referred by contacting the Lead Family Resource Coordinator for the county. Please call Vanessa at (360) 416-7570 for referral assistance. Her team will help you understand your options and fill-out any required paperwork – – – its that simple!
Any children from birth to six in Skagit or nearby counties can also receive evaluations and therapy services through our Neurodevelopmental program. Please contact us directly to make a referral to this program.
Mount Vernon Referrals
If your child is between 3 and 5 years old and you are interested in our preschool special education program through the Mount Vernon School District, you can go directly to the Special Services Office of the Mount Vernon School District. They will complete initial paperwork and send us the referral. Their phone number is (360) 428-6141.
Mount Vernon School District 360-428-6141
Burlington, LaConner and Sedro Woolley Referrals
If your child is between the ages of 3 years and 5 years, Preschool programs are provided by your local school districts. SPARC does not provide educational programs in these two cities. However, if you are looking for additional Neurodevelopmental Therapy Services through SPARC, please contact us directly to schedule an appointment.
Concrete and Conway Referrals
SPARC is certified to provide Birth-to-Three services for both Conway and Concrete Washington locations. To make a referral, please call Vanessa at (360) 416-7570.
All Other Surrounding Area Referrals
The staff at SPARC is always happy to assist and educate you and your family about developmental services available in our area. In most cases, SPARC can provide developmental evaluations and therapy services. Please don’t hesitate, contact us today!
Anacortes School District 360-293-1200
Skagit Parent to Parent
Skagit County Parent to Parent is an organization whose focus is to provide emotional and informational support for families of children who have special needs. Visit us today!
Developmental Disabilities Program Resources
Growth and Development Checklist
The following information is not intended to be a developmental test, evaluation or assessment. The checklists are tools to help recognize possible delays in a child’s development.
Each section lists activities that most children will be able to do during that time period. If you have a concern about your child’s development contact SPARC (360) 416-7570. Download Growth and Development Checklist
SPARC Annual Newsletter
The SPARC Annual Newsletter is provided to the community in December of each year. Each newsletter highlights staff and family, director updates and previous years financial supporters along with upcoming news and events.