• Phone: (360) 383-2012

  • Fax: (360) 383-2014

Contact the Student Services office if you have any concerns regarding your child's development and would like to schedule a screening.


Jennifer Forbes
ERC Preschool Teacher


The ERC is located at the corner of Deming Road and Mitchell Road, across from the Mount Baker Junior High School entrance.

Class is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.


The Educational Resource Center (ERC) Preschool strives to provide a fun and safe learning environment for our students. Activities include free playtime with our play house/kitchen area, blocks, puzzles, art table, indoor sandbox, reading, and outdoor play. Structured activities include art projects, fine motor skills exercises, and letter/number-writing practice. At circle time, we focus on practicing listening, following directions, and participation while we announce the weather, calendar, sing songs, dance, and read stories.


The Mount Baker School District provides free Child Find screenings to locate and identify children and youth ages birth through 21 with delays or disabilities who may be in need of early intervention or special education services. 

The free Child Find screening clinics are held throughout the year on an appointment basis. Call the Mount Baker Student Services office at (360) 383-2012 to schedule a screening.

Upon completion of the screening, a member of the Screening Team will explain the results to the child's parent/guardian. If the screening results indicate the child is having difficulty in one or more areas, a meeting will be scheduled to refer the student for a possible Special Education evaluation.

Areas of concern include:


Speech and Language (talking)

Learning and Understanding (academic)

Behavior and/or Social Skills

Self-Help Skills

Motor Skills (coordination and movement)

Vision and/or Hearing


Using words and/or sentences

Readiness to read

  • Readiness for math

  • Reading

  • Spelling and writing

Acting out
Peer relationships (e.g., does not play well with others)

Toilet training

Fine muscle development (e.g., difficulty drawing)

Large muscle development (e.g., difficulty riding pedal toys)

Walking (e.g., falls, difficulties with balance, bumps into objects)

Issues with vision and/or hearing

Who can be helped?

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, age's birth through 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. These include:

  • Learning Disability

  • Developmental Delay

  • Speech or Language Impairment

  • Orthopedic Impairment

  • Hearing Impairment/Deafness

  • Other Health Impairment

  • Visual Impairment/Blindness

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disability

  • Autism

  • Multiple Disabilities

The Mount Baker School District complies with federal and state Child Find rules and regulations. Child Find applies to all children residing within the district boundaries, including children who attend private schools, home school, highly mobile children, migrant children, homeless children, and children in foster care. [20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)].