SPARC developed a close relationship with Skagit Valley College’s early learning program, known as Head Start, in an effort to expand their program and provide the students of SPARC an opportunity to learn alongside typically developing peers. This relationship continues today.
SPARC has always tried to focus on meeting the needs of an expanding community and has taken an active role in community-oriented projects. SPARC is an active member of the Children’s Council of Skagit County which consists of approximately forty agencies and family members working together to support families with young children in our community. Through this group, we have been connected with numerous community resources and programs that assist families.
These programs/resources include, but are not limited to, Best Self, Bright Beginnings, Connection Conference, Cuddle Bright, Family Palooza, Vroom, WA Stem, Welcome Baby, and Skagit County Autism Partnership. SPARC also takes great pride in offering the Skagit Parent to Parent Program. This program offers families educational and emotional support by pairing families up with other parents/caregivers who have a similar experience of raising a child with a special need.