San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

Resources for our residents and community wellness through health and social services, education and volunteering.

Lopez Children’s Center

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Lopez Children’s Center

To provide an environment that nurtures the healthy growth and development of children and their families.

Cooperative Preschool for children ages 3 – 5 years, operates during the school year.
PAL (Play & Learn) childcare program for children aged 2 – kindergarten, operates Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5 pm year round. Visiting children welcome on drop-in basis if space is available.


Director: Jane Hobbs

Mailing Address: PO Box 867, Lopez Island, WA, 98261

Physical Address: 160 Village Rd, Lopez Island, WA – Washington, 98261



Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Preschool for children ages 3 – 5 years. Childcare for children ages 2 – kindergarten. Mostly Lopez Island but visiting children welcome if space available.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteers welcome to work with children (background check required) or with maintenance or assisting at fundraising events.
Volunteers needed to join our Board.

Charitable donations accepted?  Donations accepted by contacting the Director at 468-3896 or or through Network For Good, use the link on our website


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San Juan County Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

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San Juan County Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Providing free preschool at four San Juan County preschools for families that qualify. Families earning 110% of the federal poverty level or less, children in foster or kinship care, families in CPS/ FAR, children homeless or at high risk.
Orcas Montessori preschool, Kaleidoscope Preschool, Orcas Island’s Children’s House and Lopez Children’s Center.

Director: Ethna Flanagan
Mailing Address: PO Box 1146, Eastsound, WA, 98245
Physical Address: 62 Henry Rd, Eastsound, WA, 98245

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Families with children 4 years old and 3 years old.

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes. We offer scholarships for preschoolers who do not qualify for ECEAP but are still in the high risk or need area.

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Orcas Primary Intervention Program (Orcas PIP)

Orcas Primary Intervention Program (Orcas PIP)

To provide a nurturing, supportive environment that allows children to feel safe, to learn about themselves, identify feelings, develop interpersonal skills and increase self-esteem.

Director: Margie Sabine
Mailing Address:611 School Road, Eastsound, WA, 98245
Phone: 360-376-1590

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation:
 Orcas Elementary K-3rd

Services for Families: Families are included in the referral process and throughout the year for program follow up and student progress.

Services for Youth/Teen:
The Primary Intervention Program is a certified “Best Practice” program serving primary aged children who have been identified as being “at-risk” of academic or social failure. Identified children receive individual attention with a trained adult in a safe and nurturing environment on a weekly basis. Children develop resilient behaviors such as self- confidence and problem solving skills.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: Volunteer opportunities as a child associate – required from September through May.

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes – through Orcas Island School District – PIP