- Early Learning
When asked to describe motherhood, three moms explained it best: "The hardest job you're going to have in life;" "It's made my whole life do a flip;" "I want her to be better than I was." And for these moms, their parenting journeys are unique, as they began from inside the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW).
Often the first teachers to their children, parents play an integral role in early childhood development. As current/former participants in the Residential Parenting Program at WCCW, these mothers have the guidance and support to do so — from the beginning. With help from PSESD's Early Head Start (EHS) at WCCW, mothers are able to build healthy relationships with their children, receive parenting and childcare support, participate in child development education, and prepare for their futures upon release. Watch as they share their stories and explain how EHS has impacted their lives.
Early Head Start at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) is a partnership of PSESD and the Washington State Department of Corrections to support infants and their incarcerated mothers participating in the Residential Parenting Program at WCCW.