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What we want for all our children

One of the hardest things we have to do, as staff, is tell a family we cannot currently offer their child a place in our programs because we do not have enough tuition assistance funds available. “Isn’t there anything for single mothers trying to get ahead?” one parent said to us, with hope draining from her face. Our office manager explained Peacock’s approach to
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It’s time for the Peacocktail Party, exploring Lifelong STEM Learning

Peacock Family Services is proud to present this year’s Peacocktail Party, we hope you will join us Friday, October 5th at Rolling Bay Hall on Bainbridge Island. For our 4th annual Peacocktail Party, we will once again bring together a community of voices in support of developmental strategies for working with children of all ages. We will gather for an hour of cocktails and
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Support our families through Bainbridge Gives

Peacock Family Services was founded in 2009 with the belief that access to high quality childcare should not be limited to economically advantaged families. We believe that inclusiveness is essential to a diverse, engaged, and supported community of families. For this reason, the only limitation we have in serving at-risk families is the amount of support we are able to draw in from the
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Join us at the Bainbridge Bash!

“Hey, I have my Mario shirt on today too!” The two boys were drawn together on the preschool playground, first due to matching shirts, then through the joy of imaginative play zooming throughout the outdoor classroom – a new friendship began. Then came the time for the teachers to assemble their students, “OK everyone, time to head inside.” The boys found themselves in separate
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Helping All Kids Thrive During Difficult Times

Peacock Family Services’ vision is that children throughout North Kitsap County will reach their full potential, nurtured by families and caregivers who feel supported, informed, and connected. Toward that goal, Peacock has created Partners for Early Learning, an educational series for parents, educators, and service providers. This collaboration of community organizations is dedicated to the healthy social and emotional development of our children. Our
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Shop at Eagle Harbor Books and support Peacock!

Were you planning on buying that travel guide for your spring break vacation, or the memoir by Carnegie Medal winner Sherman Alexie, any time soon? Buy it at the Eagle Harbor Book Co. and support Peacock Family Services! Stop by the store in Winslow during the evening of Wednesday, Feb 21! We will have storytime, crafts, and plenty of time to shop. Eagle Harbor
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Reflections on Community Conversations

For this year’s annual Peacocktail Party on October 6th, Peacock Family Services tried a different approach. Rather than having a single speaker, we brought together a community of voices in support of early childhood development and education. That night, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art auditorium was packed with a web of community support in the room. In attendance were parents, teachers, practitioners, service
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An Exciting Change for the Peacock Classrooms

Greetings Peacock Families, I am writing to you today to tell you all about an exciting change that we believe will improve the quality of the preschool experience at Peacock. First, the things you can count on staying the same. Throughout the Peacock classrooms, our curriculum will continue to be child-driven, meaning that the lessons and activities are planned and adjusted based on the
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Peacock voted 2016 Best of Bainbridge Island Daycare Center

We are thrilled to announce that Peacock Family Services has been voted the 2016 Best of Bainbridge Island Daycare Center. We appreciate all of the people that voted for us and are honored by the trust that our community’s families place in us.

Join the fun at Nature Nuts!

Nature Nuts Summer Camps Now Enrolling grades K-3rd! Nature Nuts Camps offer adventurous play, free exploration, and guided field investigations to engage children in meaningful interactions with nature to support whole child development and a connection to our community. Open to kids entering K-3rd grade. Join us as we search tide-pools at the beach, romp through the forest in search of mythical creatures, or create amazing art
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